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3D Display Technologies
Generally there are three widely use 3D display technologies, all based on the principles of stereoscopic projection:
- Anaglyph - red/green or red/blue images with glasses filtering out one colour or the other
- Polarisation - technique used in cinemas, with two images projected with different polarisations, a silvered screen and polarised glasses
Also TV sets are capable of producing polarized light; they use interlaced displays for the left and right pictures, the even lines and the odd lines differently polarized (which effectively halves the vertical resolution in 3D mode)
- Shutter Glasses - technique used by the new 3D televisions, where each alternating frame represent the left or right views.
How to view 3D videos in VLC
VLC since 2.1.0 has built-in support for viewing 3D side-by-side (SBS) videos using anaglyph technology.