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Nvidia launches 3D Vision Live

Nvidia launches 3D Vision Live

Nvidia's 3D Vision Live site offers the ability to watch 3D film trailers and share 3D photos.

Nvidia has used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as the launchpad for its latest venture: an online community for viewing and sharing 3D content, including videos and photos.

3D Vision Live is designed to kindle the so-far slow adoption of 3D displays, as well as Nvidia's own 3D Vision active shutter glasses. In the words of Nvidia's general manager of 3D Vision Phil Eisler, the ultimate aim of 3D Vision Live 'is to create an online community where users can experience the best applications and content for 3D PCs.'

At its heart, 3D Vision Live is a site that showcases the benefits of 3D technology, featuring movie trailers, music videos, sports footage and short films. However, Nvidia is attempting to make it a social hub too, with the option to upload and share 3D photographs with friends, family and total strangers.

Sadly, there's no option for sharing 3D video, but the site looks like a winner for those looking to share images; photos uploaded to the site are viewable in both full-colour 3D using Nvidia's 3D Vision active shutter glasses and, for those who haven't accepted 3D into their lives yet, in blue/red anaglyph mode, so they can be viewed with nothing more than cardboard and sweet wrappers.

To get the site started, Nvidia is populating 3D Vision Live with a raft of photographs taken by professional photographers and 3D photography enthusiasts, and promises that 'thousands of photos' will be available for users to view and rate.

Currently in beta, the site is accessible at 3DVisionLive.com.

Do you think Nvidia's efforts will help make 3D displays more popular for PCs in the home, or will it take more than a handful of photographs and some film trailers to convince you to shell out for some dorky glasses? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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mi1ez 5th January 2011, 16:46 Quote
cardboard and sweet wrappers ftw!
FelixTech 5th January 2011, 17:35 Quote
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Uno1_ 5th January 2011, 17:37 Quote
Sounds like they're trying to force consumer adoption, which won't work...

Once displays that don't require glasses reach saturation, and image formats allow a browser to detect if you have a 3d or 2d display and output it correctly, then people will be sharing their 3d content (and I'd imagine more people have 3d displays than devices to take 3d pictures or videos) through normal social networking channels..
IvanIvanovich 5th January 2011, 17:57 Quote
i won't be interested in 3d until the arrival of the holodeck.
tigertop1 5th January 2011, 18:39 Quote
I have 3D on a couple of PCs and despite installing the latest Nvidia BETA 3D drivers as recccomended it is still only working in anaglyphic mode.
frontline 5th January 2011, 19:27 Quote
3D won't take off until Nvidia get into the p0rn business.
memeroot 5th January 2011, 20:57 Quote
will try out later - 3d vision has in the past been a pain online
pl155ken 5th January 2011, 21:13 Quote
Tigertop1... You do realise that you need to have 3d Vision Glasses, a 3d Vision compatible graphics card & a 3d capable monitor (120hz) in order to see 3d vision properly ?
You dont just install drivers & expect everthing to be in 3d ?
The Monk 5th January 2011, 22:58 Quote
I will only be interested in 3D technology when I don't have to wear glasse
robump 5th January 2011, 23:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by The Monk
I will only be interested in 3D technology when I don't have to wear glasse

Im with you on that one, especially when a load of people are round and you wanna put on a film, glasses just aren't practical.

Im sure as the technology develops though things will improve
V3ctor 5th January 2011, 23:48 Quote
No 3D thanks... Stop making me buy that crap!
HyBry 6th January 2011, 08:16 Quote
It is just too Nvidia branded for it to become a serious hub IMHO.

They should have made a sleek 3DVision hub withoug Nvidia everywhere and then put some ads on there in strategic places.
Xir 6th January 2011, 09:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by pl155ken
Tigertop1... You do realise that you need to have 3d Vision Glasses, a 3d Vision compatible graphics card & a 3d capable monitor (120hz) in order to see 3d vision properly ?
You dont just install drivers & expect everthing to be in 3d ?
Not that all that has been around since 1999 :D
Woodspoon 6th January 2011, 16:55 Quote
More pointless 3D crap
Stop it now, give up, no one cares
People are still catching up buying bluray and HD let alone another new system that WILL be outdated in a few years.
tigertop1 6th January 2011, 18:40 Quote
Well it all works now after a bit of tinkering The videos vary greatly in quality but the Submersible video feature is as good as a 3D Blu-Ray for clarity and depth of vision. Have had 3D now for over 6 months and no problem with the 3D emitter glasses or the anaglyphic ones. The future of this technique may be limited if Toshiba can perfect and market their version which reportedly does not require glasses. That will be very expensive and is prbably a few years away in UK market terms. Meanwhile I am enjoying both the challenge of refining the experience and seeing some of the better stuff now coming through. Happy viewing fellow 3D fans.
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