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Why Bad 3D, Not 3D Glasses, Gives You Headaches 255

Posted by Soulskill
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Barence writes "The most common complaint about 3D is that the glasses give you a headache, but that's not actually true, according to the man who teaches the pros how to make better 3D. Speaking at the BBC in London, Buzz Hays, chief instructor for the Sony 3D Technology Center in Culver City, California, explained: 'It's not the technology's fault, it's really the content that can cause these problems. It's easy to make 3D but it's hard to make it good — and by "good" I mean taking care to make sure that this isn't going to cause eyestrain.' He went on to detail some of the mistakes made by inexperienced 3D film makers, from poor composition of shots, through uncomfortable convergence settings, to overuse of on-set monitors without viewing their content on a big screen. But the biggest admission Buzz made was that not even the 'experts' know all the tricks yet, which is why 3D should only get better from here. In the same seminar, Buzz also explained why 3D glasses are here to stay — at least for the next few years."
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Why Bad 3D, Not 3D Glasses, Gives You Headaches

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  • by Beardydog (716221) on Monday August 02, 2010 @02:45PM (#33113786)
    I do. I absolutely can not get enough 3D content. I suffer through Red/Cyan anaglyph just to do my gaming in 3D. I've only seen two movies in 3D, as I'm fairly offended by the price (especially after the article, which I think made Slashdot, about non-sterile glasses, covered in cooties), but I hope to get my hands on a second projector soon, so I can chop up my cootie-encrusted theater glasses and live out my darkest, most polarized fantasies on the nearest reflective surface.
  • Maybe (Score:2, Funny)

    by SnarfQuest (469614) on Monday August 02, 2010 @02:47PM (#33113838)

    Maybe it's not the 3D that gives you a headache, it's the plot (or lack of it).

    OK, they ran out of the safe room they had found, and into the scarey laboratory with the evil monster, split up, ripped up/off their clothes (always necessary), and then started randomly pressing every button in sight, and jumping into the first dark room they could find. Why should I be surprised that something bad happens to them? [Noise from banging my head on chair in front of me] Why should I get a headache? [bang! bang!]

  • Re:Why not? (Score:2, Funny)

    by iamnobody2 (859379) on Monday August 02, 2010 @03:56PM (#33114698)
    You seem to be awfully emotionally invested in this. Take it easy, you'll have a heart attack. Go see a movie, maybe on of those cool new 3D ones.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 02, 2010 @03:58PM (#33114728)

    I'd take a black and white movie/show with a decent story over Avatar and its ilk and damn day of the week.

    Get off my lawn, you damn kids!

  • Re:Maybe (Score:3, Funny)

    by Arthur Grumbine (1086397) on Monday August 02, 2010 @04:23PM (#33115088) Journal

    OK, they ran out of the safe room they had found, and into the scarey laboratory with the evil monster, split up, ripped up/off their clothes (always necessary), and then started randomly pressing every button in sight, and jumping into the first dark room they could find.

    I am intrigued by your plot, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
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