A new set-top box has been developed by Kirk Hsu based in Taiwan called the Edison 3D, which has been designed to convert a normal 2D TV into a 3D TV providing HD viewing in the comfort of your own home.
The 2D to 3D converter is provided with 3D active shutter glasses and has this week launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website looking to raise just over $38,000 in funding to finalise development and go into production.
The new Edison 3D set-top box is showcased in the videos below and provides an insight into both how it functions and the technology behind it.
For an ordinary 2D TV to generate 3D video at Full HD Quality Video 1080P / 60Hz, a reverse engineering of the existing 3D technology must be developed and implemented through the usage of a Video Signal Converter and 3D Glasses. To fully understand how human brains react to visible light emitted from a TV Screen, it is imperative to learn from the biological aspects of human visual capability as well as visual perception.
In fact, our “Brain” is unable to process nor register any familiar or useful information of any sudden images or moving pictures that flickers as fast as 1/24th of a second. Our brain requires more time to aware, perceive and determine the type and origin of such visual content so that we can interpret the visual information coming from our eyes. In other words, our brain is unable to process such immediate or fast-moving video signal as it cannot form a proper image nor create meaning in such short period of time. This incapability is limited to our brain processing capacity as the given visual info appears and disappears too quickly.
By taking the fact that our brain requires more than 1/24th of a second to process any visual stimuli and to form meaning at immediate sensory level by concentrating particularly on visual stimuli, Differentiating Timing Frequencies of the LEFT and RIGHT flickering images further perplexes our brain to interpret 3D Moving Images or 3D Videos. In other words, 3D effect of 2D moving image source can be attained through the manipulation of video input signal through the Edison 3D Converter and its accompanying 3D Active Shutter glasses. Enjoy high-definition 3D video from your existing 2D TV at the comfort of your own home with “Edison 3D (2D to 3D Converter) and 3D Active Shutter Glasses.
Jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to make a pledge from $169 to be one of the very first to receive the Edison 3D console and start enjoying HD 3D video from your 2D TV.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News