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Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XVII (2006) Conference

The Conference

This page provides snapshots of a few moments at the 2006 Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference.


This year's keynote was presented by Hugh Murray from IMAX Corporation. Hugh's presentation was titled "3D Animation in Three Dimensions - The Rocky Road to the Obvious". More information about his presentation is available in the conference proceedings introduction.

[1a,1b] Pictured here are (left photograph) Hugh Murray during his presentation, and (right photograph: left to right) John Merritt, Andrew Woods, Hugh Murray, and Neil Dodgson.

[2a,2b] (left photograph) Hugh Murray and Michal Husak preview 3D footage before Hugh's presentation, and (right photograph) Hugh Murray and Lenny Lipton. (Photo 2b is also available as a JPS (Stereoscopic JPEG)).


The ability to present high-quality large-screen stereoscopic images and video at the conference is an extremely important part of the conference. Many people and companies contributed hardware, software, and expertise to make this a truly impressive show. Particular thanks go to Brad Nelson of Nelsonex (Shoreham, New York), Chris Ward, Michal Husak, and Dan Lawrence of LightSpeed Design Group (Bellevue, Washington), Spectrum Audiovisual (Denver, Colorado), Rod Sterling and Rob Buddle from JVC (Cypress, California), Julien Flack from Dynamic Digital Depth (Australia and USA). Conference video equipment included two JVC DLA-HD2K-SYS projectors (19201080P) with digital video processors, 84.5-foot stereoscopic rear-projection screen (provided by JVC); DVD player, 3D demultiplexer, two QD line doublers, 86-foot stereoscopic rear projection screen (provided by Nelsonex); two DepthQ Stereoscopic Media Server computers and software (LightSpeed Design Group); two Eiki LC-X70 LCD projectors mounted as a stereopair, SVHS Player and general AV equipment (Spectrum Audio Visual); and 3D demultiplexer (DDD). This year the audience was provided with circularly polarized 3D glasses to view both stereoscopic projection screens.

[3] A view of the three projection screens set up at the front of the conference room - left: stereoscopic XGA rear-projection, middle: 2D overhead projector screen, right: stereoscopic full HD rear projection

[4a,4b] JVC kindly provided two JVC DLA-HD2K-SYS projectors (19201080P) with digital video processors and a 84.5-foot stereoscopic rear-projection screen (provided by JVC). (left photograph): side view with Chris Ward, Michal Husak, Rod Sterling and Rob Buddie setting up the system, and (right photograph) rear view of the JVC projection system.

[5a,5b] The second stereoscopic projection system consisted of a pair of Eiki LC-X70 LCD projectors (XGA resolution). (left photograph) side view and (right photograph) closeup of the projectors and stand with Brad Nelson.

3D Theatre

The 3D Theatre Session was held on Monday night. A full list of all the material shown at this session is listed on the 3D cinema page and in the conference proceedings introduction.

[6] Panorama of the audience during the 3D Theatre session.


[7a,7b] Pictured: (left photo - left to right) Dave Cook (NVIDIA) (rear), Newton Chan (SDForum), Phil McNally (Captain 3D), Neil Feldman (In-Three), and (right photo - left to right) Stephan Keith, Joseph Kleiman (World Enteractive), Perry Hoberman (USC), Ray Zone (The 3D Zone), Lenny Lipton (REAL D).

[8a,8b] Pictured: (left photo - left to right) Charles Swartz (USC) and Mike Weissman (Microvision Systems), and (right photograph - clockwise from front left) Newton Chan (SDForum), Luis Perez-Bayas (Univ. Geneva), Jason Goodman (21st Century 3D), Dave Cook (NVIDIA), Julien Flack (DDD), Phil McNally (Captain 3D), Neil Feldman (In-Three).

[9a,9b] Pictured: (left photo - left to right) ???, Kenji Tanaka, Shojiro Nagata (Intervision), and (right photograph - left to right) Sung Jung Lee (Pavonine) and Keith Park (Pavonine).

[10a,10b] Pictured: (left photo - left to right) John Merritt and Andrew Woods whilst giving their short course on 'Stereoscopic Display Application Issues', and (right photograph) Enrique Criado (Enxembre Entertainment). (Photo 10b is also available as a JPS (Stereoscopic JPEG) - shot sequentially).

Lunchtime Discussion

On each day of the conference, Perry Hoberman from USC hosted a lunch time discussion on various stereoscopic related topics.

[11a,11b] (left photo) Perry Hoberman. (right photo - clockwise from front left) Jason Goodman (21st Century 3D), Neil Feldman (In-Three), Luis Perez-Bayas (Univ. Geneva), Bernard Mendiburu? (, Brian Gardner (Disney Feature Animation), John Rupkalvis (Stereoscope International), Enrique Criado (Enxembre Entertainment), Jean-Christophe Olaya? (SeeReal Technologies), Phil McNally (Captain 3D). Lenny Lipton (REAL D), Eric Kurland, Ray Zone (The 3D Zone). (Photo 11a and Photo 11a are also available as a JPS (Stereoscopic JPEG)).


[12] Prize recipient Kevin Gilson (Parsons Brinkerhoff) (far left) receives his award from Neil Dodgson (far right) and Andrew Woods (center).
This year two prizes were awarded. The prize for "the best use of the available stereoscopic presentation tools during the conference technical sessions" was won by Kevin Gilson from Parsons Brinckerhoff for his presentation "Stereoscopic display of 3D models for design visualization." Kevin's presentation made use of almost every stereoscopic presentation tool available to him: stereoscopic video, stereoscopic stills, polarized and anaglyph, and even phantograms. The prize for "the best SD&A presentation" was awarded to Avi Yaron from Visionsense Inc., for his presentation "Blur spot limitations in distal endoscope sensors." Avi's presentation discussed new methods for stereoscopic image acquisition in a clear and well-illustrated manner. Each prize was a copy of the new book "Earthquake Days - the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire in 3-D" by David Burkhart.

Discussion Forum

[13] This year's discussion forum had the topic "Stereoscopic Digital Cinema - The Way of the Future or a 9 Day Wonder?". Pictured (from left) are the panelists Neil Feldman, John Rupkalvis, Lenny Lipton, Charles Swartz (chair), and Ray Zone. More information about the panel is available in the discussion forum page and the conference proceedings introduction.

Phantogram Exhibit

On Tuesday and Wednesday was the Phantogram Exhibit which collected together the works of a wide selection of artists and authors.

[14a,14b] (left) Terry Wilson (who was also the primary organiser of the exhibit) with one of her phantograms. (right) Another view of the phantogram exhibit.

[15] More of the phantograms on display.

Electronic Imaging Exhibit

[16] The 3D consortium hosted a booth which showcased the stereoscopic displays of a range of organisations.

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