Archive for March, 2009

(Not) Rose-Colored Glasses

Monday, March 16th, 2009

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been pushing for green/violet anaglyph glasses for years. Turns out some people are using them now. About freaking time…

The recent DVD release of Journey to the Center of the Earth and the upcoming one of My Bloody Valentine both use these glasses. And they’re violet on the right, which is probably the better way to do it, though with the filters being much closer in density, it probably matters a lot less.

I’ll bet these work better than red/cyan or ColorCode glasses, but whether that’s enough to make up for the general problems of anaglyphs on video will take some more investigation.

I’ll soon run some tests here and see what I think. It’d be nice if something were good enough for home digital projection for now.

Of course, I have the option of LCD shutters for analog projection, so I’ll keep doing that if it’s not. If I could afford a second RS2, I’d go polarized at home, but that’ll have to wait for another decade, likely.