FreeD Vision: Hand-held 3D Without Glasses

The Swiss brand nvp3D presented the FreeD Multi-Media Player, the first portable autonomous 3D monitor for viewing without glasses. Innovative in its format, its autonomy (no need of a computer connection to view) and its enhanced picture quality, it is also priced accessibly for the public at large.

“We have been using larger autostereoscopic screens for more than two years,” says Philippe Nicolet, director of nvp3D. “But their price remains high and it wasn’t easy for people to acquire content.”

The FreeD Player is offered on their site, already loaded with several short 3D films, for 450 Swiss francs.

nvp3D FreeD Multi-Media Player

To develop an optimum solution for providing easy access to quality 3D content for viewing on the best screens, the Swiss company, based in La Croix-sur-Lutry near Lausanne, has worked jointly with Pavonine (Korea), Vestel (Turkey) and Inlife (China). This international collaboration acknowledges nvp3d’s experience and achievement over the past years in the domain of 3D documentaries. They piloted the new player in the final development phases for Inlife, inventor of the product. Initially designed by Inlife as a Photo Frame, the player has evolved in the direction of a high performance 3D video reader.

“As a small Swiss business, we are please to have been involved in the development of this product, which marks a turning point in the history of 3D,” says Nicolet., the first site dedicated to the world of 3D without glasses, offers free downloads of content in the appropriate format, to be transferred to the SD card of the autostereoscopic monitor.

“At first, we will provide videos produced by nvp3d so that FreeD Player users will have a regular stream of new 3D material to view. But we hope very quickly to expand the offer to other source of both videos and photos from amateurs and professionals alike, explains Nicolet. The site will also post general info on the world of 3d without glasses and communicate new developments in products, films, etc.

Swiss Watch TV, owner of the nvp3D brand, is currently seeking investors to finance a project to create live 3D television in Switzerland.

Source: Free Press Release