Films in 3D without headaches

Without correction (image above) and with correction (image below)

Without correction (image above) and with correction (image below)

Films in 3D without headaches

The Disney Research Lab at the  Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) has developed a technology that is supposed to eliminate the unwanted side-effects like nausea and headaches resulting from watching films in 3D. 

To generate the 3D-illusion, the he human brain needs two slightly different pictures for the left and the right eye. The greater the difference, the stronger the 3D-effect. However, the risk of getting headaches or nausea also rises. The effect thus needs to be maintained in a certain comfort zone. The algorithm developed at the ETHZ allows for the 3D effect to be corrected after the movie has already been shot. 

Read more at ETHLife Online Magazin (note: the article is in German and while there is an English version of the Magazine an English version of the article is not available as of today) 

Quelle: Le Matin, ETHZ

A film of Charlie Chaplin previously thought lost reappears

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Read in Pravda:

At the Arlington International Film Festival (USA)  a unique film with famed actor Charlie Chaplin will be played to an audience. It is noteworthy that for many years the film was considered lost.

According to the organizers of the festival, the film “A Thief Catcher”, which apparently is one of the first works of Chaplin, was withdrawn in 1914. The film was removed by Keystone Studios and over many years it was considered lost.

“A Thief Catcher” was found only in 2009 thanks to the efforts of a specialist in the history of film, Paul Geruki, who bought the film on a sale of antiques in the state of Michigan.

A more detailed description is available at website of the Washington Post.