Some time ago, I waxed poetic about 3D in the cinemas. I want to revisit the topic because over the Labor Day Weekend, while walking around the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, I entered the Panasonic 3D Experience. Me and a friend saw a clip of Avatar, looked at home videos shot with 3D cameras and even got to experience watching ourselves swinging a tennis racket in three dimensions.
The verdict? Well the exhibit was a sight to behold – we had a blast. Bear in mind, this “Experience” was in the realm of The exhibit was centered on home entertainment.
But the question remains if I think that this is the wave of the future in the cinemas. One of my earlier complaints about the 3D technology was the headache that it produced. In this exhibit, the problem is solved by a pair of $150 3D specs that “do the adjustments” for you. Hence, no headache. I assume that you will be able to use the specs in a theater displaying a 3D film.
With this in mind, I am giving 3D another chance. After much, much delay, I am finally breaking down and going to see Avatar in IMAX 3D. Wish me luck!
*Special thanks to my friend QTS for giving me the idea of this post.