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By Milton Fang
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About this project

We are an optical and opto-electronic technology developer based out of Shenzhen, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Los Angeles, CA.  We are also 3D stereoscopic display enthusiasts, looking to bring glasses-free 3D into everyday life and connected devices.  Our team has invested over 6 years developing glasses-free 3D displays, and have developed the most advanced glasses-free 3D technology based on parallax barrier principles with a thin-film as medium.  Previous attempts at glasses-free 3D devices were unsuccessful because the technology was not there yet.  It was too thick, too heavy, too grainy, too expensive, etc.  Now we have broken the technology barrier, and offer a glasses-free 3D solution that is ultra thin, ultra light, bright, vivid, with good 3D depth at an attractive price.  

Our technology is simple, without any modifications to existing hardware, and does not expend additional battery power from mobile devices.

Advantages of CVision 3D
Advantages of CVision 3D

Our software player app is small, powerful, easy to use, and offers instant real time 2D to 3D conversion, so you are not limited to native 3D content only.  Our software also offers the most popular games, converted into 3D with authorized licensing.  We bundle 10 games with our devices, but you can download over another addition 100 games that can be downloaded and played in stereoscopic 3D, off the shelf.  For more information on our software player, please see our software partner http://www.tridef.com and http://www.ddd.com.

1 tap playback of movies and videos, automatic gallery thumbnail and cache
1 tap playback of movies and videos, automatic gallery thumbnail and cache
Side by side format as well as other formats included
Side by side format as well as other formats included
Real time 2D to 3D conversion of any picture or video with adjustable intensity and focal distance settings.
Real time 2D to 3D conversion of any picture or video with adjustable intensity and focal distance settings.
Play games in glasses-free 3D!
Play games in glasses-free 3D!

This is not a project that exists only on paper, or in early development stages.  We have working prototypes, and beta samples already available, with commercial devices in production.  Previously we have been focusing on taking our technology directly to the manufacturers, but as with any start up, funding and popularizing a new technology is always an obstacle.  We have offered units for beta testing before, with great feedback and continuous improvements, but we would like to take this further with a Kickstarter campaign to attract more users who wants to experience our technology as an early adopter, and to spread word of mouth marketing about our 3D technology so that we may hope to attract a mainstream manufacturer to bring this technology to the market.  

CVision Glasses-Free 3D
CVision Glasses-Free 3D
product prototype family
product prototype family

We have many different display prototypes with various sizes and resolutions, up to 2560x1440 (2K) resolution, and down to 1.5" smart watch displays.  For this round of beta development, we will offer 3 different models for early adopters.

5" 1920x1080 FHD glasses-free 3D smartphone (prototype mock up, not actual unit).  NOTE - you cannot see 3D with 2D images, this is for a feel of the device only.
5" 1920x1080 FHD glasses-free 3D smartphone (prototype mock up, not actual unit). NOTE - you cannot see 3D with 2D images, this is for a feel of the device only.
5" 1920x1080 FHD glasses-free 3D smartphone
5" 1920x1080 FHD glasses-free 3D smartphone
7" 1280x800 IPS glasses-free 3D tablet (actual unit).  NOTE - you cannot see 3D with 2D images, this is for a feel of the device only.
7" 1280x800 IPS glasses-free 3D tablet (actual unit). NOTE - you cannot see 3D with 2D images, this is for a feel of the device only.
CVision 7" 1280x800 glasses-free 3D Tablet
CVision 7" 1280x800 glasses-free 3D Tablet
Another view of the 7"
Another view of the 7"
7.9" 2048x1560 retina display glasses-free 3D tablet/phablet.  NOTE - you cannot see 3D with 2D images, this is for a feel of the device only.
7.9" 2048x1560 retina display glasses-free 3D tablet/phablet. NOTE - you cannot see 3D with 2D images, this is for a feel of the device only.
7.9" 2048x1560 retina display glasses-free 3D tablet/phablet.
7.9" 2048x1560 retina display glasses-free 3D tablet/phablet.
7.9" 2048x1560 retina display glasses-free 3D tablet/phablet.
7.9" 2048x1560 retina display glasses-free 3D tablet/phablet.

All 3 devices will be based on current generation hardware specifications, and will function as normal Android tablets and smartphones in 2D mode.  Our 3D is fully passive, meaning if the software player app is not used, it will essentially "turn off" and can be used as normal 2D devices.  

Many of our prototypes are specific projects submitted to manufacturers for evaluation, and due to confidentiality agreements, we cannot show every prototype.  Hopefully you can see from our pictures that we do have many units of working prototypes, and can offer actual products in exchange for your backing of this project.  

You can also find outside reporting on our technology and company:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8154/computex-3d-asdasd

http://www.stereoscopynews.com/hotnews/history/digital/3638-cvision-will-use-tridef-3d-technology-for-mobiles

https://twitter.com/TriDef3D/status/453574657010987008

Stereoscopic 3D is always hard to express in words and flat images, and must be seen first hand to be experienced.  If you decide not to become a backer currently, we invite you to experience our glasses-free 3D displays at CES 2015.  Please refer to our website www.cvision3d.com for details.

Risks and challenges

As mentioned, our current challenge is launching this as a mainstream commercial product, and getting designed into mass market mobile devices. 3D is not currently a hot topic, but could get popular at any time, with a hit 3D movie done well. Also, due to previous technology limitations, manufacturers were premature to rush into the 3D market with devices that either required cumbersome glasses, or immature glasses-free 3D technology. However, even not fully mature technology showed market interest in the form of over 47 million Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL unit sales, as well as several million units of the 2011 releases of LG Optimus 3D and HTC EVO 3D smartphones. Right now there is very little risk that people will not give glasses-free 3D a try, but rather they may not know about solutions like CVision's thin film glasses-free 3D.

CVision holds our own technology patents in various countries and controls our own manufacturing facilities and capabilities. All that is currently lacking is widespread adoption of our technology through lack of funding and marketing resources. Hopefully our Kickstarter backers will not only experience our 3D technology as early adopters, but can become our advocates through word of mouth.

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    7" 1280x800 quad-core glasses-free 3D tablet with CVision 3D display technology on IPS display, Android 4.2, 8GB internal flash memory, with limited edition CVision logo.

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