Berlin—Jun 7, 2005
3D Presentation at the Annual Zoo Directors’ Convention in Berlin
3D cinema is an thrilling experience not only for cinema audiences, but for
visitors to theme and adventure parks, museums and zoos as well. The attendees
of the Annual Zoo Directors’ Convention in Berlin (Germany) recently saw for
themselves the impeccable quality of modern digital 3D projection.
On May 26, zoo directors from all over Central Europe held a meeting at the
Berlin zoos to exchange experiences. Apart from interesting lectures and
inspiring talks by experts, this year’s convention featured a very special
attraction: a 3D presentation by Kinoton at the UCI Kinowelt Zoo Palast theatre.
After a short introduction to the principles of 3D projection, some 140 zoo
directors enjoyed impressive stereoscopic nature films by nWave Pictures such as
Blue Magic, The Majestic Leopard and PandaVision.
The razor sharp 3D images were projected with the Kinoton digital HD
StereoVision System. This complete package includes an HD StereoVision Player
with two synchronised output channels and two venue-appropriate digital
projectors together with dowsers and polarisation filters. For this application,
two Sanyo HD 10 video projectors were deployed.
The HD StereoVision System provides passive 3D projection. The two output
channels of the HD StereoVision Player run perfectly synchronously, transmitting
separate pictures to the digital projectors. The 3D glasses worn by the audience
are polarised in the same manner as the light emitted by the projectors, so the
right eye can only see the images shown by the right projector while the left
eye can only perceive the left projector’s pictures. These different views
create a vivid impression of depth for any observer.
The digital HD StereoVision System can be used for a large variety of
applications as it can process all common HD formats including 1080@24p. What’s
more, the stereoscopic clips can be combined with “normal” 2D films. The DIPIT
software included in the system ensures easy operation with a few simple
mouse-clicks. Additionally, the installation is fast and easy.