What is 3D Video?

3D video is not an entirely new technology, having been around in the film industry for many decades. However, the technologies that deliver this immersive form of video viewing are improving. New cameras, better viewing glasses, projection systems, software and displays are starting to bring 3D video into its own at the consumer level, enabling new forms of creative expression and imaging. 3D video requires the capture of two images simultaneously, the same way our eyes do. Once captured, this dual imagery must be displayed or projected in a way our eyes and brain can resolve enough to be believable with the assistance of specialized eyewear. New LED-based systems that do not require special glasses show considerable promise, but currently require a very precise viewing angle. Consumer displays and televisions that support 3D technologies began to appear on the markets in 2010.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • This technology is relevant to K-20 education world-wide, and is in place today in pilot settings. But this technology should be moved over under the visualization category, and sub-listed there. You will see why below. - len.scrogan len.scrogan Feb 16, 2015

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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?

  • All visualization technologies have high potential simply due to our understanding of visual teaching and learning advantages, known in the neuroscience findings as the PSE or pictorial superiority effect.- len.scrogan len.scrogan Feb 16, 2015
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