is here in a big way in 2010 and will continue to grow as the
technology matures. There are many 3D-ready TVs and home theater
products already available and a glut of 3D content is coming to take
advantage of the screens.
is making a lot of different 3D tech from displays to a new camera
module that the company introduced today. The new 3D
camera module is the industry's first camera module capable
of capturing 720p resolution 3D images. Samples of the camera module
will start shipping in July and mass production of the new camera is
set to begin in 2010.
is also working on a 3D
screen that requires no glasses. This screen is rumored to be the
screen set for use in the Nintendo 3DS portable game console. Combine
that screen tech with the new 3D camera module and a portable game
console for 3D gaming and video recording might be a reality soon.
camera module uses two cameras that take images simultaneously. The
camera module requires additional circuitry to apply required
processing between the two captured images to adjust color or correct
the position between the images for 3D effects. The Sharp design is
able to process the left and right images into a single 3D image.
module has Color Synchronizing Processing to adjust the color and
brightness of each image, Time Synchronizing Processing to sync the
timing of the video signals, and optical Axis Control Processing to
correct the position of the device. Sharp plans to embed the 3D
camera in a range of electronic devices including digital cameras,
mobile phones, and smartphones.