[Chimera-users] Setup for 3D workstations?

Dougherty, Matthew T matthewd at bcm.edu
Wed Jul 30 12:38:01 PDT 2014

(the contraction you were speaking about, Mathew?)
Yes, little disorganized there.  I had to go through corporate to let them know their S3D email address contact was bouncing.
The size of the manufactures  & models compared to 4 years ago is 10-20%.
Dell tech support is not responding to direct questions about S3D on their laptops.  Sales say all ok.  Will find out when delivered.
Generally in the industry, tech support is MIA when it deals with S3D.

can you send me more details as to nvidia and passive monitors?
The vision pro is active usually with Acer monitors

>HDMI 1.4
safest position to own equipment.  HD 1080p and future improvements will dominate the display industry. Intel builds chips around it.

Matthew Dougherty
National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Baylor College of Medicine
From: chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu [chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu] On Behalf Of Kenward Vaughan [kay_jay at earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:59 PM
To: Greg Couch; chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu List
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Setup for 3D workstations?

On 07/28/2014 12:01 PM, Greg Couch wrote:
> For 3D stereo viewing in a lab with multiple systems viewing in stereo
> at the same time, you need to avoid using an infrared-based system. That
> means, either an active glasses setup with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro that
> uses RF, or a passive glasses setup with a row-interleaved stereo
> monitor (the same glasses that are used for Reald 3D in movie theaters).
> The problem with row-interleaved monitors is that Chimera's 2D dialogs
> are hard to read when looking at the screen with the glasses, so I'd
> recommend the NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro solution if you have the money.  And,
> for Chimera, you will need a NVIDIA Quadro graphics card like the K4000
> that you mentioned.  See
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-professional-users.html for details.
> I don't know of any 3D TVs that use RF to control active glasses, so
> there is no need to explore using 3D TVs, i.e., a HDMI solution is not
> for you (but for people setting up a single 3D stereo system, a great
> solution is a Windows 8 computer with an AMD Radeon w/HD3D graphics
> card, and a 3D TV).
>      HTH,
>      Greg

My thanks to both Mathew and you for your replies!  After doing some
further work on this, I believe I'll be going with the nVidia Pro setup
for each station, as soon as I can verify that they are still being made
(the contraction you were speaking about, Mathew?).  The monitors I plan
to get have multiple input types including HDMI-1.4, and work with
passive systems as well (in case the Pro stuff dies).

I am also drooling over the idea of using a 3D capable TV (one of the
newer 4K Sony's or the like, along with passive glasses for the whole
class in a small class setting (i.e. not an auditorium).  It turns the
interleaved images into a normal HD image.

If I go that route, is there a reason to use the Radeon card as you
mention above instead of the nVidia one?  I would want to have things
manage the whole available resolution, obviously, but I'm guessing the
Radeon does that?  I'll see what I can find out-perhaps it has a direct
HDMI output...

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