Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Autostereo Viewer

So this tool is handy because it uses a no glasses lenticular screen, and is what is known as an Autostereo viewer with a screen resolution of 1280x768 and plays side by side clips in 3D from 1920x1080 source material without any problems - as well as 720P and everything else I've thrown at it. This player can handle numerous file types, is fairly robust and has a pretty chunky 4000mA rechargable battery.

One thing it will not do is operate as a 3D external monitor whilst you shoot as it has no HDMI 1.4 connection - and most current 3D cams output frame packed streams via HDMI - however that said, it does recognise the files inside my Sony TD10 and can play them in 2D via the USB connector, making it a useful large screen monitor to check shots.

So, now we have to wait for someone to "invent" a version of this player with HDMI 1.4 input - but maybe this would have more of an impact on cost than just engineering - there could be a licencing issue to consider.

Useful tip - prefix 3D files you make (mp4 5000K AAC audio MAX 256K (Higher than 256K audio causes a play failure) with this: [3D]  so your files look like this: [3D]some_video.mp4  if you do this the files are auto detected as 3D by the player, rather than SBS by default.

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