In order to display 3D, Dimenco’s displays require so-called “preprocessed content.” Since there are various content input formats, Dimenco has developed a chip that converts various types of input content into the format required by the Dimenco display in real time. Most Dimenco displays project 28 views; this means that 28 differing viewpoints must be projected. Therefore, the content to be played must be converted (automatically) into input for use from the 28 differing viewpoints. Dimenco Image Processing does this by first converting the input provided into 2D+Z.
The nice thing about the 2D+Z format is that it is extremely flexible in combination with our lens design. Various parameters can be adjusted, such as viewing distance and viewing depth. This is not possible with conventional auto-stereoscopic screens.
Films that were made to be shown using 3D glasses (stereo left + right) are converted completely automatically. So these films can also be shown on Dimenco displays. But 2D content can also be converted completely automatically. It may go without saying that content with depth information, such as stereo as 2D + Z, gives a better impression of depth than an original 2D format.
The image processing can be implemented in various ways:
- as a separate building block that the customer himself can then integrate into an FPGA chip;
- as a complete 3D FPGA chip that the customer himself can integrate onto an existing PCB;
- as a complete PCB that can be integrated into a display (various designs are already available);
- as a separate rendering box.