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ArcSoft Launches TotalMedia Theatre 3D Plug-in

ArcSoft, Inc. announced that its TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum multimedia player application now features a new 3D plug-in ($19.99), which includes support for Blu-ray 3D and Sim3D.

According to the statement, with ArcSoft’s 3D plug-in, users now can view Blu-ray 3D and native stereo 3D movies and video files, as well as turn regular 2D photos and movies into 3D (Sim3D on Blu-ray coming soon). Sim3D, encoded in AVC-MVC, creates a stereo 3D viewing experience in real-time. Native stereo 3D movies and videos include 3D-DVD, YouTube 3D files, and 3D videos that are encoded in Left/Right, Up/Down, Anaglyph, and more.

“We are proud to be the first in the industry to launch a Blu-ray 3D player in the retail market,” said George Tang, ArcSoft Vice President and General Manager of Video and Home Entertainment Group. “Combined with Sim3D, all content, including standard DVD movies and videos, can be viewed in realistic 3D.”

3D Plug-in features:

• Full Blu-ray 3D support
• True 3D depth restoration, an algorithm based on scene and motion changes
• Adjustable depth perception
• Runtime switching between 2D and 3D modes
• Supports various 3D encoded source videos
• Supports various 3DTV displays, such as:
- HDMI 1.4 3D Ready display – Frame Sequential (120Hz and up)
- Micro-polarized display – Row/Line Interlace
- DLP 3D TV/Projector – Checkerboard
- Regular LCD and CRT display – Anaglyph (traditional Red/Cyan) format

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