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The tech behind Avatar: How does 3D work?

The tech behind Avatar: How does 3D work?
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First Published: Wed, Dec 16 2009. 01 29 PM IST

Updated: Wed, Dec 16 2009. 01 29 PM IST
Ahead of the worldwide release of James Cameron’s new film, Avatar, and as we all prepare to put on those huge 3D glasses and enter the cinema halls, we’re going to explore today, on Just to Clarify, exactly how this 3D technology works.
What kind of cameras does somebody like Cameron use to shoot his movies? How does the projection in the cinema hall work? What in heaven’s name is the role of those glasses? And how do our eyes get tricked into perceiving depth where there is none?
Our guest today is Pramod Dhaval, the chief technology officer at Sanraa Media, a Chennai-based new media firm specializing in film production, graphics and animation.
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First Published: Wed, Dec 16 2009. 01 29 PM IST