Marshall Electronics Comes Out Glasses-Free Orchid 3D Monitor

Marshall Electronics Comes out glasses-free Orchid 3D monitor

There is a huge advantage in being the worlds first for anything, and among them include all the accolades and admiration if you pull it off correctly, that is. Well, Marshall Electronics will certainly bask in the glory of knowing they have just released the first autostereoscopic 3D monitor in the world, known as the ORCHID OR 70-3D. Yes sir, this glasses-free 7? portable/camera-top monitor was unveiled at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, and it works great without the need for passive or active glasses, and will see action as a camera viewfinder or portable 3D production display. If you have a face 3d scanner you can use to scan your face and view it in 3D.

How is this miracle achieved? Well, Marshall has relied upon parallax barrier and lenticular hybrid technology, allowing the OR-70-3D to deliver superior 3D images with 1,600 x 600 screen resolution. In order to calibrate the 3D environment in a precise manner, the OR-70-3D delivers dual real-time Waveform and Vectorscope, not to mention a host of other 3D analysis features including Check Box, Difference, Blending, and Compare amongst others.

There is also an integrated mux and independent loop-through that does away with the need for an additional external converter. A delay-compensated horizontal mirror flip will be able to support both channels respectively. Similar to most of the other portable monitors from Marshall, this version will be able to support large battery adapters and 0.25?-20 mounting for mobility and flexibility.

Now for the big question that many people always ask how much will something like this cost? Well, the OR-70-3D will sing to the tune of $7,899 as it ships this coming October 1st. Of course, this will be far superior to the standard Nintendo 3DS display just in case you were wondering.

Press Release

Marshall Electronics Introduces World's First Autostereoscopic 3D Production Monitor

New ORCHID 7-inch portable monitor offers "glasses-free" solution for 3D camera operators, cinematographers, and content producers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshall Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional LCD monitors for Broadcast, Studio, and Television production will unveil the world's first autostereoscopic 3D ("glasses-free") 7-inch portable / camera-top monitor at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam on September 9th-13th. The ORCHID OR-70-3D lightweight 3D monitor does not require passive or active glasses and can be used as a camera viewfinder or portable 3D production display.

The OR-70-3D is the latest addition to Marshall Electronics' expanding lineup of 3D monitoring solutions. In 2010, Marshall introduced the robust and highly-praised 3D-241- HDSDI 24-inch stereoscopic 3D LCD monitor, which is currently being used on a number of high-budget 3D projects around the world. "Marshall continues to support the growth and expansion of global 3D production," said Nathan Mordukhay, VP of Sales & Marketing. "The OR-70-3D is now the most versatile and technologically advanced 3D monitoring solution available to filmmakers and content producers."

With parallax barrier and lenticular hybrid technology, the OR-70-3D provides superior 3D images with 1600 x 600 screen resolution. For precision 3D calibration, the OR-70-3D provides dual real-time Waveform and Vectorscope, along with various 3D analysis features such as Check Box, Difference, Blending, Compare, and more. Integrated mux and independent loop-through eliminate the requirement of an additional external converter. Delay-compensated horizontal mirror flip supports both channels respectively. Like most portable Marshall monitors, this unit also supports large battery adapters and 1/4"-20 mounting for mobility and flexibility.

Compare Box

Compare Box is a new and innovative feature for 3D calibration. This handy onscreen tool compares a specific region of both channels with easy-to-read graphs for Y, R, G, B with numeric display. Compare Box is a "must-have" feature for precision 3D camera alignment.

Check Box (Checkerboard)

Check Box provides a quilted layout of both left and right channels for depth check, channel difference, and more. The size of the box can be adjusted using the front panel rotary encoder.

Emboss (Alpha-Channel View)

A full frame Embossed or Luminance Difference View shows the difference between Left Eye and Right Eye.

H Marker

This new horizontal marker provides a ruler for 3D depth control. The position and space between lines can be adjusted using the front panel rotary encoder.

The OR-70-3D retails for $7899 and will be shipping October 1st.

Other new ORCHID products being showcased at IBC 2011 include the fully-featured OR-181 18.5" Rack Mount / Desktop Production Monitor ($2999) and OR-XDI Portable Battery-Powered 3G-SDI to HDMI Cross Converter ($899).

For more information on the OR-70-3D, OR-181, OR-XDI, and other innovative Broadcast or IP solutions, please visit or stop by Marshall Electronics' booth at IBC (Stand #11.D20) and Band Pro Film & Digital (Stand # 11.F40).

Source : Marshall Electronics

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