3D Glasses for IMAX
3D Polarized glasses are for use in IMAX movie theatres only at this time. They ca't be used for viewing IMAX films at home.
For home viewing, other types of 3D glasses are needed to connect to a PC or HDTV.
By bringing your own 3D glasses to the IMAX theatre you avoid using worn or scratched lenses.
Linear Polarized Glasses are the general purpose glasses used for polarized projection of slide shows, multi-media displays, concerts, movies, simulator rides, and viewing vectographs.
Linear polarized glasses have the left and right axis at 45 degrees and 135 degrees (perpendicular to each other), and a standard transmission of 37%. FInd out more about Linear Polarized 3D Glasses for IMAX movies and 3D Display.
3D Super Bowl ad for Monsters vs. Aliens is a sign of the mainstreaming of 3D
3D films are a hot topic -- they're doing great at the box office -- they make more money for the studios and moviegoers are more inclined to go to see 3D films than the 2D equivalent.
But consumer interest in 3D extends beyond the movie theater and into the home. Once consumers have seen a film in 3D, they want the same kind of experience in their living room.
Like consumers, the studios want 3D in the homes as well -- it creates a secondary distribution avenue and revenue stream. 3D was one of top 3 stories at CES (e.g. http://blog.etcenter.org/3d). But until the technologies we saw all over CES this year hit the mainstream, the world needs bridge technologies to allow for enhanced experiences on existing TVs.
This past holiday season, we saw ‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘Polar Express,’ and ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ on BluRay encoded in anaglyph (red/cyan) 3D.
That technology is almost 100 years old, and its age shows -- paling in comparison to today's 3D tech. But the studios are doing what they can to satisfy the consumer demand for 3D.” -- David Wertheimer, Executive Director of The Entertainment Center @ USC (www.etcenter.org)