ISee3D Introduces Innovative Single Lens 3D Capture Technology

ISee3D announces the availability of its breakthrough single lens 3D technology designed to usher in a new era of 3D. Existing two lens technologies suffer from cumbersome equipment, calibration issues, complex post-production work, and high costs. ISee3D removes each of these barriers by allowing users to capture 3D video through one lens.

This advancement brings significant advantages to 3D capture, eliminating many of the problems inherent in current standards of shooting 3D. For the consumer market, it presents the first viable option to put natural, high quality 3D into existing devices with a camera. Cell phones, digital cameras, and camcorders can all utilize the ISee3D optical process to allow users to shoot and produce 3D with the ease and speed that they currently associate with 2D.

New State of Single Lens – Better, Faster, Cheaper
ISee3D’s unique optical process simplifies 3D capture in many ways. Here are some elements of the process:

  • Optical Switch: The original patents describe a method of capturing stereoscopic images by occluding the left and right half of a lens in sequence, which in essence moves the ‘center’ of the lens. This shifting center allows the capture of different perspectives through a single lens. These separate perspectives can then be fused together to create a single stereoscopic (3D) image.

  • Perfectly Matched Image Pairs: Because both images are coming through one lens, the image pairs are always perfectly matched. Vertical, horizontal or rotational misalignment are non-issues with ISee3D enabled technology, and unlike other 3D capture methods, focus / zoom are as easy and natural in 3D as they are in 2D.

  • Scalability: Because ISee3D’s technology scales across device sizes, it can be applied to many different industries from consumer electronics to car manufacturers, from health care to security. In each case, the optical switch can work within any device from endoscopes and cell phones, to the Hubble Space Telescope — making it possible for scientists, doctors, independent film-makers and average consumers to capture in 3D.

ISee3D is driving the universal adoption of 3D single lens capture – from consumers and Hollywood to health care and military. The company is introducing the first commercially feasible single lens, single camera 3D capture technology. Scalable in size from one mm in diameter to more than over 250 mm, the patented technology can be applied across many devices.

More information:
White paper
Base patent

Source: ISee3D