Has Nintendo set up the future of film?
So in March, Nintendo will be releasing it's next-generation handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS
. The big thing about this device is that it will feature the ability to project 3D images that do not require the special glasses to view, thanks to the technique of autostereoscopy. This technique basically involves projecting separate copies of the image directly into each of the viewer's eyes. The drawback is that it requires the viewer to be at a certain distance to be in the "sweet spot".
I mentioned this upcoming system in another thread, but I thought I'd bring it up here, as I'm wondering if perhaps this technique can be applied to 3D films. The big obstacle of course is expanding the range of the "sweet spot" area to cover an entire theater seating area, but the idea of not having to wear glasses to get the 3D effect is intriguing to me.