Inventor of LCD Television and HDTV Pioneer Creates Instant 2D to 3D Video Converter

3-D Vision Creates Unlimited 3 Dimensional Viewing Content

Columbus, OH July 30, 2012


Gene Dolgoff, inventor of the first LCD projector and a leader in 3D technology, is introducing his latest device to the public. 3-D vision is an innovational system that converts 2D video content into 3D video content on any existing television, computer, or gaming console with standard audio/video ports.

3-D Vision functions as a content converter any HDMI cable connection. Any film, video game, or television show, regardless of when it was created can be seen with an added dimension. Classics like The Wizard of Oz and even home movies are brought to life in a new way, giving viewers unlimited viewing content and new engaging experiences.

The Instant 2D to 3D converter uses a patented technology to display any content in 3D on any television, computer, or hand held display. Images shot using normal 2D filming methods capture images at different depths allowing for a fully-immersive 3D experience.

Dolgoff is partnering with Fundable.com, an online crowdfunding platform for startups, to host a contest for designers and spread the news about his innovative product. He is calling on designers and engineers to submit concepts for the outside of the device case, to be used in the production scale model. The designer of the concept chosen will be chosen by Gene Dolgoff himself and awarded $10,000.

Additional contest information and fact sheet can be viewed at https://www.fundable.com/3d-vision

More about Gene Dolgoff:

Dolgoff has been changing the way the world watches TV since he invented the first LCD projector in 1984. He received several worldwide patents on digital video projection technologies, including optical de-pixelization, optical brightness enhancement, and thin-profile video projection systems, which have been licensed to Panasonic, Samsung, Radio Shack, and other high-profile technology retail outlets.

In the 1990s, Dolgoff continued his work by winning a contract from the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to demonstrate the application of his digital projection technologies to HDTV.

Gene has over 50 years of extensive experience as an innovator and entrepreneur in electronics, optics, holography, lenticular, stereoscopic, and other forms of 3D imaging & displays.
 
The Star Trek Holodeck was inspired by and modeled after Gene's holographic presentation of 'matter hologram technology' to Gene Roddenberry in 1973.
 
Gene currently holds over 65 granted patents worldwide and has several more patents pending. His company, 3-D Vision, Inc. was formed in 2000 and is based in New York. 

More about the 3D Converter:

The Instant 2D to 3D converter uses a patented technology to display any content in 3D on any television, computer, or hand held display. Images shot using normal 2D filming methods capture images at different depths in a photographed scene providing varying levels of sharpness, brightness, contrast, color saturation, motion speed, size, and frame location.

By comparing two frames of 2D video, the Instant 3D Converter's algorithms capture as much image-point-depth-location data as possible and present stereoscopic image pairs of those points, so that they can be seen at the proper depth locations during stereoscopic viewing. Image points whose depth cannot be determined accurately at any given time are given estimated depth locations for stereoscopic viewing.

The human brain, when presented with accurate 3D depth location information about some of the points in a scene, reconstructs memories of previously seen 3D images and fills in the missing depth information in the viewer's perception. This provides a strong, pleasing overall 3-D experience.

More about Fundable:

To learn more about Fundable, visit www.fundable.com. How it works:

1. Apply: Startups submit an application to fundraise.

2. Startups ask for funding: Once approved, startups create a funding profile that includes an overview of their company, fundraising goals and the rewards they are willing to provide potential backers. They can then enlist support from their personal networks, as well as the Fundable community.

3. Backers pledge money or personal assistance to startups they like: Backers can support startups by pledging cash (as little as $1) through Fundable's online platform in exchange for rewards or company equity. In addition to offering cash, backers may also offer personal assistance to the startup. This could be anything from an introduction to a potential customer to an offer to write code for their application. Each offer is 100% voluntary by the backer and free for the startup.

4. Startups only collect funding if their goals are met: Fundable uses "all-or-nothing" funding, meaning startups only receive funding if their fundraising goals are met. There is no limit to how much money can be raised; however, if goals are not met, no backers are charged.

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