Nvidia’s New 3D Vision Plugin
Nvidia launched today the 3D Vision Plugin that allows individuals to access three dimensional content on the web. With the Silverlight code, users who have 3D Vision glasses can enjoy their favorite content on the web. The plugin and the kit are both available today and most modern Nvidia GeForce video cards will support 3D Vision. Nvidia hasn’t mentioned support for other platforms yet, but since the technology makes use of stereoscopic 3D, it is likely to work with other video cards as well, such as an AMD Radeon.
Although the use of 3D video on computers haven’t been widespread as of yet, we think that having better access to 3D video content may be the factor that indeed makes it widespread. The cost for this service is, free. Hopefully a free 3D video streaming service is enough to get the ball rolling with the new technology.
Video consoles such as the Nintendo 3DS have made use of 3D technology although have had problems due to lack of appropriate glasses, causing increasing strain on the eyes. I enjoy 3D video myself but will have to admit that my vision needs a rest every 20-30 minutes to avoid any headaches. I am hoping that as technology gets better, 3D will cause less visual strain so users will be able to enjoy their media without taking frequent breaks. Check out the video below to learn more about Nvidia’s 3D glasses.