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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

Are 3D glasses needed? Yes. While not as bad as the early days of 3D where viewing without glasses meant red and blue headaches for days, the video will look slightly off. Note that many films have ...
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Time freezes and actors and things can be viewed from different angles. What is this special effect called and how is it made?

They use an array of cameras usually kept in curved setup having object in the middle. While every camera captures images from different angles, final shot is produced by editing frames from different ...
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Time freezes and actors and things can be viewed from different angles. What is this special effect called and how is it made?

Note: This is an addendum to Rahul's answer, which is essentially correct. In the Matrix movies, the filmmakers didn't rely exclusively on the still photos from the stationary cameras. To make the ...
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What was the first 3D movie?

From Wikipedia, excerpt on 3D films: The first 3D feature film was Nat Deverich's 5-reel melodrama Power of Love (US '22), starring Terry O'Neil and Barbara Bedford. It premiered at the Ambassador ...
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Time freezes and actors and things can be viewed from different angles. What is this special effect called and how is it made?

I expect the music video is using a different technique than The Matrix. The bullet time sequences in The Matrix are shot using an array of cameras placed around the actor. I think the most likely ...
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Time freezes and actors and things can be viewed from different angles. What is this special effect called and how is it made?

There are multiple effects being referenced here. CSI season 10 opener did a variation of the freeze frame effect, which in that case was a combination of various methods: http://nypost.com/2009/10/...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

If they are provided would a better experience be had, by purchasing 3D glasses? I wouldn't bother. There is no one pair of glasses you can buy that just "does 3D". There are many different ways to ...
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When playing a 1080p 3D blu-ray video, is the image quality actually lower?

Theoretically, yes, but in practice it's more complicated than that. First of all, we are going to only talk about passive 3D. That's where the glasses you wear to watch it have no electronics or ...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

Glasses are required, but are provided. I don't think buying your own will be worth it—the technology could change over time and may be different between theaters. Many movies are provided in ...
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Why the apparent lack of IMAX 3D releases for Justice League?

It has been released in IMAX 3D outside of the US, but not in the US. This is easy to see on the official IMAX site: https://www.imax.com/movies/justice-league In Europe all IMAX screenings are 3D, in ...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

You should be aware that while most people enjoy 3d movies, a significant minority either can't see the 3d effect, or have an adverse reaction to it. Statistics vary, but about 10% of the population ...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

If you have a vision impairment, you're gonna have a bad time. The magic in 3D cinema technology relies on relatively good vision in both eyes. If you have poor vision in even just one eye, you will ...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

So I am I clueless, what do I need to know before walking up to the counter and purchasing a ticket to a 3D movie? Other answers already mentioned most of what you need to know, but there is ...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

One other thing to keep in mind with current 3D technology is that it depends on stereoscopic vision—each eye sees a slightly different (flat) image, which your brain then integrates into a single, 3 ...
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Why the apparent lack of IMAX 3D releases for Justice League?

Yes, it has been released in IMAX 3-D. I am pretty sure that you can go to websites like bookmyshow and check the movie timings by clicking at the English-3D and switching it to IMAX-3D.
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