Thursday, April 28, 2011

2-D Glasses: Watch 3-D Movies Without The 3-D

Many people complain of headache and uneasiness when watching 3-D movies.

If you are one of them, Hank Green an inventor has a special pair of glasses for you.

Mr Green hit upon the novel idea that one could easily convert 3-D video into 2-D by simply blocking light from one of the two overlapping images.

When his wife confessed that she gets headaches when watching 3D movies, the happy-to-help Mr Green repurposed the 3D glasses by swapping polarising filters and created the world’s first 2D glasses.

Mr Green’ 2-D glasses look like 3-D glasses, only they have the same polarization in each lens, which effectively strips away the 3-D and leaves a 2-D image for you to enjoy without developing a headache. You can buy a pair of these glasses for $8.




51 comments:

  1. This sounds brilliant. I'll have to buy a pair.

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  2. hahaha what a legend! never wouldve thought of that! following..

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  3. This is great! 3D needs to be better than it is to be so commercial.

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  4. liked the diagram, didnt know thats how they turned it 3D. Cool.

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  5. im skeptical as to how much better it can be

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  6. Mr Green seems like a pretty cool guy, i can kind of see how it works

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  7. wow I gotta get my self a pair, thanks Mr. Green!!!

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  8. you can do the same thing by getting two pairs of 3D glasses and swapping lenses so that one pair has two lefts and the other has two rights.

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  9. I like these alot. very nice invention, definitely requires a patent.

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  10. That's a pretty cool idea, I really need to look into getting some! Definitely following, you have a great blog!

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  11. I'm gonna wait until we are actually in the TV shows.

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  12. No, no, no, we were supposed to buy new TVs, not some cheap glasses. Anyway, will my head ache if watch 2h movie?

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  13. I'm going to go buy some 1D glasses.

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  14. Still never seen a 3D movie. :'(

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  15. Seems like a bit of a step backwards, but still useful!

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  16. 2-D -> 3-D -> 2-D

    This makes sense.

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  17. Isnt he from the Vlog Brothers

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  18. Hmm.. sounds interesting. Everyone wants 3D right now, but ppl are fighting for 2D... I'm waiting for future inventions of 3D.

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  19. cool but why pay for a 3d movie if your watching it 2d anyways

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  20. affordable cant argue with that

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  21. One step forward, two steps back. So to speak.

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  22. I prefer to usethe 0D glasses I got with Frank Zappa's Baby Snakes DVD :D

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  23. seriously??? This is just epic! Guys make money literally of air! You buy a tv with 3D, you buy BlueRay 3D movies, you don't like that so you BUY anti-3D glasses to watch it in 2D again...

    What next? Anti Home-theater system which makes stereo back from 5.1? Anti Lossles which scrubs the sound back to mp3 quality? Anti HD which makes your video back to TV-res? Anti-nVidia which puts your Crysis 2 back to 16 colors 320x240?

    I Lol'd.

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  24. THIS IS A LIE! it just trick your eyes isnt it :)

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  25. Wow good on him, bet that scored him some brownie points with the wife!

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  26. Some of my friends get really bad headaches watching 3d, so this could make for a really elegant solution instead of having them just gtfo. +Follow

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  27. When can us 'normal' people get some of these? wait.. when can i even afford a 3D screen :(

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  28. Lol great idea, I hope the whole 3d saga of movies/tv doesn't stick though

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  29. It makes me wonder how long till we have 3d (star wars style holographs I suppose) that does not require glasses?

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  30. This is brilliant... and romantic... all at the same time.

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  31. That's amazing, really considering getting a pair.
    I hate the 3D effect on films....

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  32. Very good! I have heard so many complaints about people who say 3-D gives them a headache, so it will be a welcome change for there to be a 2-D option as well.

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  33. I find it hilarious that people are making money developing things to undo what the movie industry has spent millions developing.

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  34. Why not just go and watch a movie on normal screen, lol. In any case, kewl info here!

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  35. this makes no sense, cant you just watch it in 2d then

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  36. It's a nice idea, but it's like thinking the Goldberg way...
    why not just buy the normal 2D version of the movie, instead of paying an extra 2 bucks to watch a 3D movie... only to have to put these glasses on?

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  37. Wow really interesting. Good to know!

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  38. I want 3D.. but... NOT IN 3D. lol. interesting though.

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  39. Huh, my mom would actually be interested with this! How cool!

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  40. Wow that is really cool cant' wait to try.

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  41. wow that was rocking .... thank you... http://www.themovie.ws

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