What is auto 3-D (autostereoscopic imaging)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

Definition

auto 3-D (autostereoscopic imaging)

Part of the Electronics glossary:

Auto 3-D, more formally known as autostereoscopic imaging, is a display technology that enables a 3-D (three dimensional) effect without requiring the viewer to wear special glasses.

Stereoscopy is defined as any technology that enables an illusion of depth in a display. Traditional 3-D TV (and movies as well) typically enable that effect by presenting two separate images – one for the right eye and one for the left – that are incorporated through the use of 3-D glasses. In an auto 3-D display, screen-based technologies allow a viewer sitting within a specified range to perceive depth in the display through the naked eye.

There are two classes of autostereoscopic displays. One type tracks the viewer’s head position to ensure that each eye is presented with a different view. The other type of display uses multiple perspectives of each frame presented simultaneously so that, within a given range, a viewer will see separate perspectives with each eye.

See a video demonstration of LG's Autostereoscopic TV:

See also: HDTV (high definition television), interactive TV, IPTV (Internet Protocol television), digital television (DTV), Fast Guide to DTV

 

Continue reading about Auto 3-D:

> Flat panel TV Guide

> The future of 3D TV: Autostereoscopic TV

> Autostereoscopy

> The science behind 3D gaming: Autostereoscopy

This was last updated in July 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • bioprinting

    - Although bioprinting is still in the experimental stage and is currently used primarily in scientific study rather than applied science, the possibility of creating functional replacement tissues o... (WhatIs.com)

  • flash storage

    - Flash storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer devices, such as USB drives, smartphones and solid-state drives. Flash-based storage is faster than... (WhatIs.com)

  • digital assistant

    - A digital assistant is an application program that can understand natural human language and complete electronic tasks for the end user. (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Electronics

    - Terms related to electronics, including definitions about electrical components and words and phrases about computers, laptops parts, digital cameras, televisions and home appliances.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About auto 3-D (autostereoscopic imaging)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.