Posts Tagged ‘3D’

New arrivals: Sony Bravia S9000B curved 65″ 4K Ultra HD TV

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Sony’s first curved 4K Ultra HD TV is now available in Singapore. RRP: S$8,999. Check out the promotion below.

Sony’s 4K X-Reality™ PRO technology up-scales regular TV broadcasts and Blu-ray movies to four times more details than Full HD. X-tended Dynamic Range intelligently boosts brightness and contrast for sparkling highlights and deep blacks.

Sony’s 4K X-Reality™ PRO technology up-scales regular TV broadcasts and Blu-ray movies to four times more details than Full HD. X-tended Dynamic Range intelligently boosts brightness and contrast for sparkling highlights and deep blacks.

Announced during IFA 2014 early last month, the 65-inch BRAVIA S9000B sports a gentle curvature that offers a natural sense of depth and realism.

Features such as 4K X-Reality PRO, X-tended Dynamic Range, TRILUMINOS Display, and an all-new 4.2 channel Multi-angle Live Speaker system help bring your favourite content to life.

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See Olympic London in 3D with Nokia Maps

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games is ongoing in London right now. Nokia’s spectacular 3D Maps lets you fly through the English capital from the comfort of your home.

An aerial view of the London 2012 Olympic marathon route.

An aerial view of the London 2012 Olympic marathon route.

Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Olympic city of London in 3D with Nokia Maps 3D.

The buildings are shown in photorealistic 3D models using imagery captured by C3, a leading provider of 3D mapping solutions.

CNN, in partnership with Nokia, has created some amazing flyovers of London using Nokia Maps 3D, showcasing the Olympic marathon route, an aerial view of the Wimbledon Tennis Club, a peek at the Olympic Village and even a spectacular glimpse of Hyde Park.

Explore cities that have hosted the Olympic Games.

Explore cities that have hosted the Olympic Games.

Nokia Maps even has a dedicated Olympic Games section that allows you to take a 3D tour of London, visiting all the must-see tourist spots, or gathering tips for accommodation, restaurants, shopping and famous sights.

New 3D LED televisions: Metz Caleo 47” and 42” TV

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Luxury German brand Metz has introduced its new slim line Metz Caleo range of 3D LED televisions in 47-inch (S$8,500) and 42-inch (S$7,600) screens. Prices include GST.

Metz Caleo 3D LED TV

Metz Caleo 3D LED TV

The Metz Caleo 3D LED televisions are styled in brushed aluminum with black anodised aluminum side panels

Premium LED, mecavisionHD+ and 200 Hz technologies make images come to life with large spatial depth, while the integrated 750 GB hard disk recorder allows 2D or 3D content to be viewed independently of the programme schedule.

Dynamic motion compensation (DMC) displays rapid movements in perfect clarity, even from HD sources.

A 3D comb filter and cross-colour reduction provides brilliant images.

The mecaSoundpro sound system and a highly efficient 2-way bass reflex system combine to provide rich, immersive sound.

The integrated Metz Media System enables the display of photos and videos, playing of music, as well as access to online services.

An LED backlight makes the TVs eco-friendly by optimising energy efficiency.

New Android smartphone: LG Optimus Max

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

LG’s new Optimus Max boasts both glasses-free 3D features and smartphone performance. The smartphone is available at all StarHub and M1 stores at S$698.

LG Optimus Max, available from M1 and StarHub (S$698)

LG Optimus Max, available from M1 and StarHub (S$698)

Zoom in to examine the texture.

Following last year’s 3D smartphone, LG Electronics Singapore has introduced the Optimus Max, which is only 9.6 mm thin and weighs 148 grams.

The smartphone ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Its 3G network speed has been improved to HSPA+ 21Mbps.

Automatic setting changes create predefined tags that are customized to certain modes such as car-mode, office-mode or sleep-mode.

Depending on location, the predefined tags will automatically adjust various phone settings including Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS and sound volume.

Other features include:

  • HD Converter to offer HD quality on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), when transforming Open GL-based 2D games and applications to 3D and viewing Google Earth.
  • Range Finder which calculates the distance between the camera and the subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation.
  • Out-focusing Shot which enhances camera quality beyond that of other smartphones through image processing using depth information.
  • Icon Customizer which allows the creation of personalized icons. Images can be selected from the gallery and can be used as icons or shortcuts for a personalized look.
  • Users can convert Google Earth, Google Maps and other road views into 3D using the enhanced 3D Converter.
  • 3D photos and videos captured by the Optimus Max can also be viewed in a single-screen mode in 2D, using the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone to easily toggle between 2D and 3D.

The main specifications are listed below.

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LG launches 3D World globally

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

3D World is to improve access to high quality 3D content for LG customers and boost efforts to increase 3D content collaboration.

Content from 3D World will be available to LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV users in nearly 70 countries.

Content from 3D World will be available to LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV users in nearly 70 countries.

The newly launched 3D World is a premium content service that will be available to LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV users in nearly 70 countries.

“3D World is a critical part of LG’s long-term strategy which includes controlling more of the 3D ecosystem that CINEMA 3D owners experience,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company.With DNA from LG’s original 3D Zone Smart TV app launched last year, 3D World gives LG customers access to an expansive selection of high quality 3D content via a “card” on the Home Dashboard

3D World allows customers the ability to search through high quality 3D content across a wide range of content categories, such as entertainment, sports, documentary, kids, and lifestyle.

“With the global roll-out of 3D World, LG is demonstrating its commitment to providing diverse, high quality 3D content,” added Kwon.In addition to the content, LG plans to pursue further collaborations with global 3D content providers in order to bring the most sought after 3D content to LG customers.

3D World will be offered in app-format for CINEMA 3D Smart TVs that were produced in 2011, while 2012 models will use the streamlined card system on the Home Dashboard.

Exhibition: 4 continents in 3D

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Extremely realistic 3D imageries of people and places across 12 countries in 4 continents. I was amazed at the dimensionality of the imagery.

The free exhibition is from 14-29 March (10am to 7pm) at The Arts House.

Stefen Chow being interviewed at the launch of the exhibition.

Stefen Chow being interviewed at the launch of the exhibition.

The exhibition comprises a number of wall-mounted LG Cinema 3D TVs using battery-free glasses.

Each of the two cameras need to be aligned and adjusted manually for each shot.

Each of the two cameras need to be aligned and adjusted manually for each shot.

Each TV showcases a different set of imageries taken by award-winning Stefen Chow for the international Denis Group, a Singapore-headquartered company established in 1862 which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

The stereoscopic imagery were taken using a pair of Nikon D7000 DSLRs mounted on a slider which allowed the distance between the two cameras to be varied whilst maintaining the carefully calibrated alignment between the two cameras.

The slider was in turn mounted on a tripod for stability.

The whole contraption was custom designed and built after a survey and evaluation by Chow found the quality of 3D pictures produced by consumer cameras inadequate for his liking.

Improvised twin-barreled 3D shooting rig.

Improvised twin-barreled 3D shooting rig.

He did not use the higher-end Nikon cameras because the minimum distance between the two lenses – when the two cameras were placed side-by-side – were bigger than that needed in certain shooting situations.

For each imagery, every setting (focus, white balance, exposure etc) had to be put on manual to ensure both cameras produced imageries with consistent focus and exposure – so that they could be merged into 3D imagery.

Chow told me that the time taken to set up the rig and prepare for the shot took at least 30 minutes. In all, he snapped more than 700GB of imagery for the project.

Who is Stefen Chow?

Stefen Chow, award winning photographer.Stefen Chow has been awarded in PDN, PX3 and was nominated for the PDN 30 and World Press Photo Masterclass.

Stefen has worked with Geo, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Aurora Select, Cartier, Keppel Shipyard, Nikon and Shell International.

His works have been exhibited in cities including Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Singapore. He is an endorsed Nikon Professional with Nikon Singapore.

An accomplished adventurer, Stefen summitted Mount Everest, becoming one of the rare individuals to climb and photograph the mountain.

LG unveils world’s largest 3D Ultra Definition TV at 84 inches

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

LG Electronics unveiled  the 84-inch 3D Ultra Definition TV at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2012. The TV is set to launch in Singapore in Q4 of 2012.

World's largest 3D Ultra Definition TV: LG's 84-inch 3D UD TV

World's largest 3D Ultra Definition TV: LG's 84-inch 3D UD TV

I had the chance to watch a few 3D movies on LG’s 47-inch 3D TV and was immensely impressed so I can only imagine what an 84-inch screen size would be like.

LG's 3D TVs come with some very stylish looking 3D glasses.

LG's 3D TVs come with some very stylish looking 3D glasses.

The 84-inch 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV combines the Korean maker’s advanced 3D technology and Smart TV function with UD display technology, to break new ground in immersive 3D home entertainment.

LG’s 3D UD TV boasts superb picture quality with 8 million pixels, four times the resolution clarity (3840×2160) of existing Full HD TV panels.

Combined with LG’s Slim and Narrow Bezel Design, the 3D UD TV provides the most convincing 3D viewing experience currently available outside of a movie theatre.

3D Depth Control allows users to customize their viewing experience by controlling the amount of 3D effect, while 3D Sound Zooming provides users with 3D sound that rivals the output of home theater systems.

Via the display panel or LG’s new Magic Remote, users can access and navigate LG’s Smart TV ecosystem, which comprises over 1,200 apps and gives users access to a growing range of content services such as the 3D Zone where viewers can select from a wealth of 3D movies.

Sneak peek: LG IPS monitors

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

A new line-up of IPS monitors from LG will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month (January 10-13). This 2012 IPS monitor line-up will be available globally starting February 2012.

LG's line-up of IPS monitors for 2012 will be unveiled at the CES in January 2012.

LG's line-up of IPS monitors for 2012 will be unveiled at the CES in January 2012.

LG’s new IPS monitors (using In-Plane Switching technology) promise consumers an optimal 3D viewing solution, offering immersive 3D viewing with higher resolutions from wider viewing angles. The new IPS monitors are divided into the DM92, DM82 and DM52 series, as well as the D43 3D monitor.

The 27-inch DM92 series comes with slim bezels and a lustrous chrome stand. The DM92 series is also optimized for enjoying 3D content. By incorporating an IPS panel, the DM92 series enables greater depth, consistent color and brightness at wider viewing angles compared with conventional 3D displays.

The 23-inch DM82 series comes with 7-watt built-in speakers and has a chic and futuristic design, employing a metallic neck supported by a square,

The 27- and 23-inch DM52 series offers versatility and efficiency in a flexible package. Combining immersive 3D with IPS, the DM52 series comes equipped with a range of connectivity features, such as HDMI and USB, for content-sharing with external devices.

Optimized for 3D, LG’s D43 monitor promises bright 3D images as well as SUPER Resolution and vivid colors through the 3D effect mode. The D43 easily converts 2D content into 3D without any additional software. A 3D hot key enables users to easily adjust and control the depth of 3D images.

Main specifications for the HTC EVO 3D

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The HTC EVO 3D was launched in Singapore on 10 August 2011. The Android-Gingerbread (2.3) smartphone will be available at S$895 in August 2011. Here are the main features.

SRP: S$895 available in August 2011
Operating System: Android Gingerbread (2.3)
4.3-inch QHD 3D display
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
Dual rear-facing 5 megapixel camera
1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Android Market for access to more than 200,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, and YouTube
Corporate e-mail (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP and IMAP) e-mail and instant messaging
1GB Usable memory/1GB RAM
microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card)
Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
Stereo Bluetooth
Integrated GPS
1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery

Main specifications for the LG Optimus 3D

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The LG Optimus 3D was launched in Singapore on 11 August 2011. The Android smartphone will be available at S$938 (incl GST without contract) in Singapore in end August. Here are the main specifications.

Network 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Size Dimensions 128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm
Weight 168 g
Display Type 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches
Memory Internal 8GB storage, 512MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Data 3G HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary Dual 5 megapixel, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus,

LED flash

Features Stereoscopic photos and videos, geo-tagging
Video Yes, 1080p@24fps (2D), 720p@30fps (3D)
Secondary Yes
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3
CPU Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor,

PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset

3D Features – Glasses free 3D viewing
– 3D Hotkey
– 3D Video Stabilization
– Real-Time Misalignment Correction
– Real-Time 2D/3D Conversion
– 3D Depth Control
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh