James Cameron: Tablets will Push 3D Into Homes
Tablets and smartphones sporting glasses-free 3D technology will push the 3D industry into the every-day lives of consumers according to the "Avatar" director.
Film director James Cameron, who seemingly rebooted the 3D industry with the release of his film Avatar, says that glasses-free, portable 3D is the key to pushing the technology into homes and part of our daily lives.
"There is a lot of technology that has to be worked out before we have high quality, full resolution autostereoscopic screens that are big screens, in the 40, 50, 60-inch range," he told TechRadar during an interview at this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). "Now smaller screens that are in the desktop, laptop, tablet size, where it is basically a single user model, you can do those right now. And you are going to see a lot more of those products coming to market over the next year and so."
Eventually consumers will begin to think of 3D as a technology that doesn't necessarily require glasses in every application -- just in certain circumstances. "I think ultimately the tablets and laptops, people can toggle between 2D and 3D, and it will just become part of their diet," he added.
Also key to mass adoption of 3D in homes worldwide is the introduction of passive glasses. "Instead of having to pay a premium at the cinema, the general public have to fork out on the glasses which are expensive," he said. "Passive glasses are here and the quality is improving all the time. The fact that they are throwaway means this technology could be critical."
To read the full interview, head here.