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March 2004 Issue

Vol. 2, No. 3

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View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 1 World Travel

View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 1 World TravelDo you know what title was the first American blister pack? This bit of View-Master® trivia is only one of the thousands of facts you will find in View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 1 - World Travel.

View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 1 World Travel is Volume One of a three-volume historical overview of View-Master® Reels and Packets. The collector's guide contains a list of all known View-Master® Reels and Packets related to world travel since the introduction of the product.

The guide is written by Harry zur Kleinsmiede, who has been collecting View-Master® memorabilia longer than anyone else in the world, starting in 1952 when he was five years old. Harry describes how, when he was in a hospital at the age of four, he first discovered View-Master®. His lifetime love for the toy led to production of reels, books and albums he published for 3-D Book Publications as well as the collector's guides. The guide also features a short history of View-Master® including packet identification, test reels, different languages and much more.

The guide is arranged geographically. This makes it easy to quickly find the areas you are interested in that are available on reels and packets.

The guide is lavishly illustrated with photographs, reel faces and illustrations on nearly every page. There are also 16 pages in full color featuring 317 highly desireable View-Master® packets. Published in The Netherlands, the book features both U.S.A. and many rarely seen international packet designs.

Table of Contents
Preface

  • General information
  • Chapter 1 - Scenic World Travel
  • Chapter 2 - Europe
  • Chapter 3 - Central and South America
  • Chapter 4 - Africa
  • Chapter 5 - Asia
  • Chapter 6 - Australia and Pacific

Appendices

  • Single Reel Numbering
  • Packet Numbering
  • The Colour Pages
  • Index to the Countries

Price for the U.S.A. and Canada: $49.95 plus $8 shipping.
Hardbound, 256 pages including 16 full-color pages on glossy paper. ISBN #90 71377 57 1.

You won't want to put this book down when you first get it. It is a highly recommended addition to your 3-D library.

Click to find out how to order the book View-Master Reels and Packets - A Collector's Guide Vol. 2 featuring USA and Canada from 3DBook Productions.

View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 2 U.S.A. and Canada

View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 2 U.S.A. and CanadaDid you know a special View-Master® Presidential Gift set featuring the U.S.A. in 3-D pictures was produced in 1971 and created for special use by the Nixon White House as a gift during special visits outside the U.S.A? You can see a photograph of this elegant set and find out about thousands of more facts in the book View-Master® Reels and Packets Vol. 2 - U.S.A. and Canada written by Harry zur Kleinsmiede.

This is Volume Two of a three-volume historical overview of View-Master® Reels and Packets. Volume Two of the collector's guides contains a list of all known View-Master® Reels and Packets related to the U.S.A. and Canada since the first reels rolled out of the factory over a half century ago.

The guide is arranged by state and number. This makes it easy to quickly find the areas you are interested in that are available on reels and packets. Editor's Note: I was quite surprised to find how up to date and complete this book is. It even includes a photograph and information about the Missouri State Fair blister card.

The guide is lavishly illustrated with photographs, reel faces and illustrations on nearly every page. There are also 16 pages in full color featuring 318 highly desireable View-Master® packets. Published in The Netherlands, the book features both U.S.A. and many rarely seen international packet designs.

Table of Contents
Preface

  • General information
  • Chapter 1: Scenic U.S.A. and Canada
  • Chapter 2: United States of America
  • Chapter 3: Canada
  • Chapter 4: The Disney Theme Parks

Appendices

  • Old Single Reels 1939-1969
  • Special Reels (SP-Reels) 1947-1954
  • Early Unnumbered Packets 1955-1958
  • Two-Reel Packets 1958
  • One-Reel Packets 1958
  • A-Series - Packet Numbering 1958-1977
  • H-Series - Scenics 1977
  • J-Series - Scenics 1978
  • K-Series - Scenics 1979
  • L/M/N-Series - Scenics 1980-1982
  • 5000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1997
  • 2000-Series and 4000-Series - Scenics 1982-1997
  • 8000-Series - Complete Listing 1987-1989
  • Spanish Language Packets - U.S. Picture Tours
  • The Colour Pages

Price for the U.S.A. and Canada: $74.95 plus $3 shipping.
Hardbound, 400 pages including 16 full-color pages on glossy paper. ISBN # 90 71377 58 X.

You'll find yourself referring to this book when you pick up some rare packets. It is a highly recommended addition to your 3-D library.

Volume Three is scheduled for release in 2005.

Click to find out how to order the book View-Master Reels and Packets - A Collector's Guide Vol. 2 featuring USA and Canada from 3DBook Productions.

Jefferson Stereoptics View-Master® Auctions March 9 and 11, 2004 New icon.

View-Master 3M reel and viewer.One of the best places to find View-Master® and other 3-D items for sale is Jefferson Stereoptics regularly held View-Master® and stereoview auctions conducted by John Saddy. The latest collection of View-Master® goodies goes on the auction block on Tuesday, March 9, 2004, featuring lots 1 through 294. The second part of the auction concludes on Thursday, March 11, 2004, with lots 295 through 577.

Starting with the March 2004 auction, John will be handling the Wilfried (Willie) Aarts Collection. Willie had a comprehensive coverage of European packet sets and reels and some viewers nobody else has. He also had viewers from other formats. Some formats that John had not even heard of before. Willie also had some one-of-a-kind Brussels View-Master® Art Department original hand-painted watercolor proposed packet-fronts. Some of these are are delectable in beauty.

Some of the exciting items in the Aarts Collection:

  • View-Master® Art Department material such as uncut sheets with packet-set front
  • Paperwork for producing packet-sets and blistercard sets
  • StereoRama flat top viewer in box
  • Dany viewer and cards
  • View-Master® advertising items from Europe
  • View-Master® Model G viewer in sky blue
  • View-Master® Model G viewer in gold
  • View-Master® Model E red with white advance (usually comes with yellow advance)
  • Three factory-painted Space Viewers (You can see they were originally red if you look closely) that are part of the group from which the Art Department chose the production colors
  • Several packets that are being seen for the first time including Mexico and European titles
  • Test reels
  • Proof reels
  • and much more

Subscribers receive John's catalog several times a year. Cost of the subscription pays for printing the catalog and postage to mail it. Each issue of the printed catalog includes photos of some of the most sought after 3-D items featured in each sale.

The auction items are also listed on John's Web site at www3.sympatico.ca/john.saddy.3-D/. The Web site is easily navigated by topic. Each item is grouped in areas of interest such as View-Master® packets USA and Canada or View-Master® packets Television and Movies and so on. You will need to register on the site in order to place a bid online.

John grades each item and includes elaborate descriptions, too. Unlike eBay, sniping is not part of the equation in John's auctions. Lots are closed with a very liberal waiting period. Beginning at the closing time, after 10 minutes with no bids or inquiries, all lots are closed together.

You can contact John via an e-mail link on his Web site to find out about subscribing to the catalog. Jefferson Stereoptics is located in London Ontario, Canada.

Star Trek Borg Invasion™ 4-D Opens March 18, 2004, at The Las Vegas Hilton

Robert Picardo stars in the new Borg Invasion 4-D attraction as the Doctor pictured with a Borg at the announcement of Borg Invasion 4-D in August 2003.  (Photo by Mark Fellman)
Robert Picardo stars in the new Borg Invasion 4-D™ attraction as “the Doctor” pictured with a Borg at the announcement of Borg Invasion 4-D™ in August 2003. (Photo by Mark Fellman)

The hottest new technology and latest innovation in Las Vegas entertainment will open at Star Trek: The Experience® At The Las Vegas Hilton on March 18, 2004.

Borg Invasion 4-D™ is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art attraction that allows visitors to truly become a part of a Star Trek adventure by using their sense of sight, sound and touch. Guests visiting Star Trek: The Experience® will be able to enjoy two attractions -- Klingon Encounter, the original attraction that debuted in 1998, and the new Borg Invasion 4-D™.

“Thrill seekers from around the world will enjoy Borg Invasion 4-D™ as they become totally immersed in a chilling, 4-D attraction,” says Alexander Weber, Jr., CEO of Paramount Parks. “Borg Invasion 4-D™ will assimilate guests into a darker and edgier dimension of the Star Trek universe.”

Borg Queen (Alice Krige) commands the Borg collective, an immensely powerful group of cybernetically enhanced beings who gain knowledge and technology by absorbing other species.
Borg Queen (Alice Krige) commands the Borg collective, an immensely powerful group of cybernetically enhanced beings who gain knowledge and technology by absorbing other species.

To celebrate the opening in true Star Trek style, Star Trek: The Experience® will host “The Borg Ball,” from 12 a.m. until 3 a.m. on March 18. A limited number of grand opening guests will be among the first to be assimilated into the Borg collective and the event is expected to draw fans dressed in full regalia from the furthest corners of the galaxy. Tickets to the event are available for purchase at $299 by logging onto www.startrekexp.com. The Borg Ball ticket price includes unlimited access to the attraction for three hours, dining, drinks, dancing, a commemorative picture and a limited edition Borg Invasion 4-D™ t-shirt. The attraction will open officially to the public at 11a.m. on March 18.

Borg Invasion 4-D™ combines live actors and phenomenal special effects to create an excitingly realistic Star Trek experience. Guests will be amazed by the multiple state-of-the-art technologies and special effects that immerse visitors into the power of Star Trek, a worldwide phenomenon that has spanned nearly four decades.

The Borg Collective is an immensely powerful group of cybernetically enhanced beings who gain knowledge and technology by absorbing other species.

As visitors tour a futuristic research facility, the terrifying drones of the Borg Collective launch an attack to capture and assimilate guests using 24th century cybernetic technology. The 3-D and 4-D effects will merge to create a chilling realization as the action culminates in a state-of-the-art theater providing an all-immersive tactile experience for visitors to the attraction.

Borg in regeneration chamber, which restores cybernetic energy to Borg.
Borg in regeneration chamber, which restores cybernetic energy to the Borg.

Borg Invasion 4-D™ is an original 3-D film starring Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Alice Krige (Borg Queen) and Kate Mulgrew (Admiral Janeway). Through the use of various technologies and techniques, participants will be able to experience the feeling of being “assimilated” into the Borg Collective. In addition to 23,000 watts of 12 channel sound, each state-of-the-art theater seat has 10 effect features all choreographed with the 3-D film. For example, probes poke the guest’s backs as the action peaks, in coordination with timed air blasts, surround sound audio rumbles, and a motion platform floor, creating the fourth dimension and amplifying what the guests are experiencing on screen.

Borg Invasion 4-D™ is one of the most advanced entertainment attractions in the world and boasts a long list of “firsts.” Borg Invasion 4-D™ is

  • The first Star Trek production that has ever been shot digitally
  • The first all-digital motion picture to incorporate live action and animation within a 3-D cinema environment
  • The first multiple-angle 3-D cinema production with 3-D effects from the front, overhead and both right and left sides of the participant
  • The first time a steady cam has ever been used in a 3-D production, allowing the director to achieve shots from the “point of view” of the guest, placing viewer the in a "you are there" environment.
  • The first world-wide attraction to use 2K digital cinema projection, which produces a clearer resolution than any other digital projection system in the world.

In addition to its innovative digital technologies, Borg Invasion 4-D™ will incorporate revolutionary live special effects to enhance the overall guest experience.

“Our technology partners have helped produce one of the most exciting and innovative attractions in the world that uses physical effects to fully immerse the guest in the entertainment experience,” says Alexander Weber, Jr., CEO of Paramount Parks. “Borg Invasion 4-D™ participants will experience an unprecedented marriage of technology and entertainment as the Borg attempt to assimilate each guest using sight, sound and touch.”

Borg Invasion 4-D crew use a specially designed 3-D camera rig during filming a Starfleet Officer being assimilated by the Borg for the new Borg Invasion 4-D attraction at Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Borg Invasion 4-D™ crew use a specially designed 3-D camera rig during filming a Starfleet Officer being assimilated by the Borg for the new Borg Invasion 4-D™ attraction at Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.
(Photo by Mark Fellman)

A First In Digital Cinema
Threshold Digital Research Labs produced the 3-D digital motion picture for Borg Invasion 4-D™. Borg Invasion 4-D™ is the first all-digital production that incorporates live action and animation, as well as the first multiple-angle immersive 3-D attraction ever. Multiple-angle means there will be 3-D effects from the front, overhead and both right and left sides of the participant; creating a darker and edgier environment. The film is digital from inception to release.

The live action material needed to produce the film was acquired digitally on five sets and three large blue screens on two stages. The largest of the sets was the biggest Borg set ever built at over 15,000 square feet.

The 3-D motion picture featured in Borg Invasion 4-D™ stars Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Alice Krige (Borg Queen) and Kate Mulgrew (Admiral Janeway). Additionally, a live-action steady cam stereo shot with real-time 3-D onscreen playback was used for the first time in a 3-D production. A steadycam is a specific camera rig that allows the director to achieve Point of View perspectives not possible with other rigs, placing the viewer in a "you are there" environment.

A First In Digital Projection
Christie Digital System, Inc. provided two, matched Christie CP2000 high performance digital cinema projection systems, the first time 2K resolution DLP Cinema technology has been used in an attraction. The system used for BI4D produces a clearer resolution than any other digital projection system in the world.

Designed for cinematic quality, large screen exhibition, CP2000 is Christie’s latest digital cinema projection solution. It features Christie LampLOC™for automatic lamp alignment and LiteLOC™ both of which ensure constant image brightness and 2048x1080p HD resolution. Christie’s proprietary high efficiency optics (Illumination Optics System™) has a contrast ratio of greater than 1700:1 (full field), and a 15 bit per RGB color processing for 15 trillion colors displayed. The Christie CP 2000 digital projectors are ideal for large screen presentations because they visually “transport” visitors with authentically created vivid illusions. The projectors use Texas Instruments’ 2K resolution DLP Cinema chip.

All-Immersive Tactile Experience
Technifex, Inc. designed and produced the digitally controlled 4-D sensory seats, motion platform and other sensory special effects, which create the fourth dimension and amplifies the guests’ senses of sound and touch in addition to what they are seeing on screen. Through the use of various technologies and techniques, participants will be able to experience the feeling of being “assimilated” into the Borg Collective. In addition to 23,000 watts of 12 channel sound, each state-of-the-art theater seat has 10 effect features all choreographed with the 3-D film with probes that poke the guest’s backs as the action peaks in coordination with timed air blasts, surround sound audio rumbles, and a motion platform floor, creating the fourth dimension and amplifying what the guests are seeing on screen.

Borg Invasion 4-D
Set to open March 18, 2004, Borg Invasion 4-D™ will combine live actors and phenomenal special effects to create an excitingly realistic Star Trek experience. As visitors tour a futuristic research facility, the terrifying drones of the Borg Collective attempt to capture and assimilate guests using 24th century cybernetic technology. 3-D and 4-D will merge in a chilling realization of state-of-the-art technology to provide an all-immersive tactile experience for visitors to the attraction.

Guests can purchase tickets to Borg Invasion 4-D™ and also enjoy Klingon Encounter, for one combined ticket price. Visitors to Star Trek: The Experience® can also dine in Quark’s Bar & Restaurant and shop for intergalactic treasures in the Deep Space Nine Promenade. Borg Invasion 4-D™ is not recommended for small children. For more information visit www.startrekexp.com or call 1-888-GO-BOLDLY.

Read more about Borg Invasion 4-D™ in the February 2004 issue of 3-D Review Online Magazine.

World 3-D Film Expo 3-D Photos

World 3-D Film Expo logoSabucat Productions has posted several high resolution 3-D photos taken during the World 3-D Film Expo held in September 2003 in Hollywood. The anaglyphic photos show behind the scenes activities including the projection booth, people arriving at The Egyptian Theatre and celebrity attendees including director Quentin Tarantino.

There is also a photo showing the audience wearing Polaroid 3-D glasses, while the synchronized twin projectors glow from the projection booth.

Plans are being made for future film festivals. People can submit their name and address online to be notified about upcoming events.

World 3-D Film Expo wins Rondo Award for Best Fan Event

The World 3-D Film Expo, a 33-feature film festival held in 2003 at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, won a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award as Best Fan Event in online voting.

A record 664 fans and professionals voted by e-mail in the month-long, 19-category Rondo survey, sponsored by the Classic Horror Film Board and named after the hulking character actor Rondo Hatton of the 1940s. It was the biggest survey ever of classic horror's online community.

Other winners included Gary Don Rhodes for his two-part article in Monsters from the Vault about the backlash against horror films in the early 30s, illustrator Vincent DiFate for his cover painting of the Creature from the Black Lagoon for the Monster-Mania Convention program and Emmy-winning makeup artist Michael F. Blake for his audio commentaries on the Lon Chaney Collection DVDs. A 12-inch model of the Creature by Sideshow was a big winner for Best toy, figure or model.

Many of the Rondo award-winners will receive Rondo Hatton busts, sculpted by Kerry Gammill and cast by Tim L. Lindsey.

National Stereoscopic Association Eastern Midwest Regional Meeting to be held in Akron, Ohio, May 1 and 2, 2004

National Stereoscopic Association logoIt's going to be a 3-D stereoscopic weekend on May 1 and 2, 2004, at the National Stereoscopic Association Eastern Midwest Regional Meeting in Akron, Ohio, sponsored by The National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) and the Ohio Stereo Photograhic Society. The regional meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Fairlawn/Akron, located at the intersection of I-77 and U.S. Highway 18, Akron, Ohio. There is a $20 registration fee, which includes all the programs on Saturday and regular admission to the Sunday show. Deadline for pre-registration is April 15, 2004.

Saturday, May 1 Schedule

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stereoscopic presentations and stereo exhibits featuring Realist-format stereo projection, 2x2x2, View-Master®, Stereo View exhibits, vintage and modern stereo equipment exhibits, digital stereo and much more.
6 p.m. Consignment auction preview
7 p.m. Consignment auction of all types of stereoscopic items including Stereo Views, View-Master® and all types of stereo equipment, cameras, viewers, projectors, etc.

Sunday, May 2 Schedule

9 a.m. Early bird admission to show and sale
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Show and sale featuring all types of photographic related items.

There are special rooms rates of $72 for the Holiday Inn. Ask for the 3-D Stereoscopic Weekend. Call (330) 666-4131 to make reservations.

John Waldsmith, author of Stereo Views, is taking consignments for the Stereo Auction. More details will be appearing on Waldsmith's Web site at www.YourAuctionPage.com/Waldsmith. Deadline for auction consignments is March 30, 2004. An auction catalog is available by mail for $5 for those who wish to participate as an absentee bidder. Cost for the catalog at the door is $2.

Dealer spaces for the Trade Show are on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost to reserve a six-foot Trade Show table with table cover is $35. Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided during Trade Show setup.

For registration forms to participate in the meeting, auction and trade show or more information contact NSA Regional Director George Themelis by e-mail at DrT-3-D@att.net or auctioneer and trade show manager John Waldsmith by e-mail at vansywalsy@aol.com.

View-Master® Kennedy Reel #1305 sells at auction for nearly $500

President Kennedy's Visit to Ireland, June 1963 View-Master® ReelAn eBay auction held during Janaury 2004 brought what could be a record price for a single View-Master® reel. The buyer paid $491.50 for reel #1305, President Kennedy's Visit to Ireland, June 1963. The seller was located in Vernon, CT.

Reel 1305 was released in the United States by Sawyer's View-Master® in October 1963. The reel was pulled from the market following the assassination of President Kenney on Nov. 22, 1963. Since it was only available to the public for a very short time, the reel is extremely scarce and is one of the most sought after reels for any View-Master® collection.

Images on President Kennedy's Visit to Ireland, June 1963:

1. The Presidents of the U.S.A. and Ireland in Dublin
2. President Kennedy amidst the crowd at New Ross
3. Reception on the Quay of New Ross
4. Passing the Naval Guard of Honour, Wexford
5. President Kennedy at Wexford
6. Laying of the wreath at Arbour Hill
7. President Kennedy and Premier Sean Lemas

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over DVD

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over DVDThe Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over DVD is released in 3-D!

Both a 2-D and 3-D version of the film is on the DVD, released Feb. 24, 2004. The DVD is the only way to get the 3-D version. Four pairs of 3-D glasses are included with the DVD. The VHS release of the film features only the 2-D version.

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is the first 3-D film released by a major studio since 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

Bonus Features
1. 10-minute Film School With How To Make Cool Home Movies
2. Alexa Vega In Concert (3 music videos including Isle of Dreams, Heart Drive and Game Over)
3. Separate feature commentaries with Robert Rodriguez (one for 3-D and one for 2-D)
4. An Adventure Into The 3rd Dimension: The Making of Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
5. Making Traks With Alexa Vega
6. Surfing And Stunts featurette (Multiangle)
7. The Effects Of The Game featurette
8. Big Dink, Little Dink featurette
9. Mega Race Set-Top Game (3-D And 2-D Versions)

Synopsis:
Secret agents Juni (Daryl Sabara) and Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) set out on their most mind-blowing mission yet: a journey inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game where awe-inspiring graphics and creatures come dangerously to life! As they face escalating challenges through increasingly difficult levels of the game, the Spy Kids must rely on humor, high-tech gadgets and the bonds of family in order to stop a power-hungry villain (Sylvester Stallone) set on controlling the youth of the world! Also starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino and Ricardo Montalban and Salma Hayek.

View the Preview Trailer for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Trailers courtesy of ScreenPlay, Inc. and The Internet Movie Database.

Hulk 2004 Annual with Lenticular 3-D Cover

Incredible Hulk 2004 annual with lenticular 3-D coverThe Incredible Hulk 2004 Annual with 3-D cover was published by Marvel Comics and released in the United Kingdom.

The cover is a lenticular 3-D version of the artwork featuring the Hulk. A sticker bearing the words "Special Edition 3-D Cover" in attached to the cover.

The publication features a 60-page story titled "Basic Instinct." The book measures approximately 9" x 12".

IMAX NASCAR 3-D Web Site

The IMAX 3-D camera is mounted  on the back of a racecar to get up-close images of racing action on the track for the film IMAX NASCAR 3-D.IMAX NASCAR 3-D logoIMAX NASCAR 3-D races into theatres on March 12, 2004. A new Web page with behind the scenes photos of the 3-D film is online at www.imax.com/racing.

DDD Group plc Awarded Key European Patent Covering 3-D Transmission
Patent Covers 2-D Compatible 3-D Media

DDD logoDDD Group plc announced that it has received notification of allowance of the encoding component of its key "Dynamic Depth Cueing" ("DDC") patent in Europe. DDC is a core DDD technology that enables video images to be converted for transmission and display in stereo 3-D.

The new European patent complements the previously issued DDC patent that allows the conversion of existing 2-D content libraries to 3-D. The new encoding component allows delivery of 3-D enhanced content in a format that remains compatible with today's 2-D televisions. The patent addresses the need for studios and broadcasters to transmit one broadcast signal or produce a single DVD disc that can be viewed in 2-D or 3-D depending on the viewer's preference and television display capabilities.

Dynamic Depth Cueing encoding discretely and efficiently embeds 3-D depth data alongside the unchanged 2-D image. The technique allows existing broadcast and DVD standards to be used to deliver 3-D enhanced programming and movies. Since the original 2-D image is delivered unchanged, it can be viewed on a conventional television set. For viewers with a 3-D display, the embedded 3-D data is used to manipulate the underlying 2-D image, allowing 2-D images to be transformed into 3-D for a wide variety of 3-D display formats. This includes the latest generation of "glasses-free" 3-D displays markets by consumer electronics manufacturers including Sharp Corporation and Sanyo Electric Company.

The addition of the DDC transmission patent brings to nine the total number of issued patents held by DDD and its subsidiaries. In addition to the 3-D transmission patent, DDD has other core patents relating to the offline and real time conversion of 2-D images to 3-D and the tracking of a viewer's head for 3-D display systems. DDD's 3-D conversion, transmission and display technologies are marketed under the brand name TriDef®.

DDD Chief Technology Officer Phil Harman said, "The notice of allowance of DDC in Europe complements our European 3-D Conversion patent issued in May 2003. We are pleased to have received this additional significant patent coverage in Europe and we are looking forward to building upon this both commercially and technically in the future."

DDD, also known as Dynamic Digital Depth, is transforming the viewing experience with applications for glasses-free 3-D displays. Its patented technologies enable 3-D viewing without glasses, simple integration of computer graphics applications with 3-D displays, supply of 3-D content through 2-D to 3-D conversion and 3-D transmission over existing networks. Story courtesy of Business Wire.

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