3D comes to regular TVs: TriOviz raises $1M

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French startup TriOviz, which lets you view 3D on a non-3D display, has raised $1 million in funding for expanding it’s operations to the United States.

TriOviz claims to have the only solution on the market today that lets you watch 3D movies and play 3D games on regular displays.

TriOviz’s offer for video games consists of 3D-glasses and a special software development kit for game makers. The glasses have red and green color filters, but the company claims its technology — called Inficolor — does not distort the colors.

According to Eurogamer, TriOviz operates on the game engine level. It extrapolates data from the buffer and uses color separation to add the illusion of depth. The color separation technique was already used 50 years ago with the first 3D cinemas. TriOviz does a decent job creating the 3D experience without any major distortion of color, Eurogamer claims. The native integration of TriOviz for Games into a game eats up approximately 2 ms each frame. That’s below a 10 percent hit in a 30 frames per second game.

The technology has already been used on Eidos Interactive’s Arkham Asylum, Namco Bandai Games’ Enslaved and Sega’s Thor video games. It works on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. The company also has a solution for video on demand, DVD, Blu-ray and broadcast television.

The funding comes from French Parness Innov.