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LG Helping YouTube Go 3D

  • PC World, Monday, February 14, 2011 12:05 PM
YouTube has partnered with LG Electronics to help users capture 3D images and video via mobile devices and upload it all directly to the Web. To get in on the 3D action, consumers will need LG's new Optimus 3D smartphone, which uses Google's Android mobile operating system, and features a dual-lens camera for 3D image and video capture.

According to PCWorld, "That video can be directly uploaded to YouTube via a dedicated YouTube 3D video application." YouTube, for its part, has actually been playing in the 3D space for some time. Google's video hub began offering a place for 3D video back in July 2009 at the YouTube 3D Gallery, and has sold special 3D glasses ever since.

Per VentureBeat, the glasses-free 3D screen on the Optimus 3D was made with an "applied parallax barrier technology," which puts a series of slits on the front of the LCD screen that block light in a way that ensures a user's left and right eye see different images in order to creating the illusion of depth.



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