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New Wired Model Delivers Same Award-Wining 3D Vision Quality and Features with Sleek New Design, Making Full HD (1080p) 3D PC Gaming More Affordable

NVIDIA 3D Vision wired model

COMPUTEX 2011- NVIDIA today announced a new addition to the NVIDIAR 3D VisionT product family: NVIDIA 3D Vision wired glasses. The new glasses make the world's best 3D PC experience more affordable at $99 (U.S. MSRP), and offer the same award-winning 3D quality and features of 3D Vision wireless glasses.

Cinesite recreates 18th Century London in 3D for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesCinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 300 stereoscopic visual effects shots for "Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". For their first full stereo 3D project, Cinesite were tasked with creating large-scale photorealistic 3D environments for a dramatic carriage chase through London.

Directed by Rob Marshall, the fourth installment in the highly successful Disney/Bruckheimer series sees Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and his daughter (Penelope Cruz) are after it too.

Working closely with overall visual effects supervisor Charles Gibson, Cinesite’s visual effects supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp spent several weeks on location in Greenwich and at historical buildings Hampton Court Palace and Middle Temple, as well as being on set at Pinewood Studios. The film was shot in native stereo 3D using Red One cameras and Pace 3D camera rigs.

Tweak Software RV-SDI Dailies and ReviewTweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announces the availability of RV-SDI. The new software adds dual link SDI output with embedded audio to Tweak's advanced playback and review tool, to handle the growing need for stereo 3D output and review in screening rooms and theaters.

Tweak's RV makes it easy to review media with a powerful, customizable dailies workflow and an advanced media architecture that can automatically combine media of different resolutions, frame rates, color spaces, and audio sampling rates. Key capabilities of RV-SDI include:

Company Taps Information Technology Veteran to Drive Worldwide Sales of Glasses-Free 3D Mobile Products

Master Images 3D - Winston Chen3D technology company MasterImage 3D, Inc announced today that Winston Chen has joined the company as Vice President, Display Sales. Chen is a seasoned leader in sales, business development, marketing and engineering management.  With over 25-years of industry experience, he is recognized for building OEM and ODM relationships with successes in smartphones, desktop, STB and TV businesses.  He will lead worldwide sales efforts for the company’s 3D mobile display and content creation products.

MasterImage 3D invented, patented and mass-produced the cell-matrix parallax barrier, the leading 3D technology for auto-stereoscopic 3D mobile display. The company enabled one of the world’s first glasses-free 3D mobile phones and is in development to deliver additional smartphones and tablets equipped with its 3D displays in 2011.

The Highly Anticipated Fourth Chapter in the Pirates of the Caribbean Film Series Sets Sail as IMAX's Largest Release in 402 Theatres

IMAX 3D - Pirates of the carribean: On stranger Tides

IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios announced today that the action fantasy adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be released in the immersive IMAX(R) 3D format to a record number of theatres worldwide this Friday, May 20th. This is the first film of the series to be released in IMAX and is making a considerable splash, marking the largest IMAX release ever with 257 IMAX screens in US, simultaneous with its India release. At least six supplementary theatres will launch after May 20, to be confirmed in coming days. Additionally, the movie will open day-and-date on 139 IMAX screens internationally. Advance ticket sales for the film have also been robust.