Advancement in Holographic Display Market: Development of Second-Generation Holographic Display Powered By Advanced Light-Field Technology
Posted On July 16, 2021
Holographic Display refers to the type of display that uses light diffraction to create a virtual 3D (Three Dimensional) Image. These displays are different from others as they do not need to be supplemented by any special glasses or other external equipment to enable the viewer to see the image.
Recently, causing a great advancement to this technology, Looking Glass has announced the development of two versions of its second-generation holographic display. The unique technology would probably boost the Holographic Display Market with the revelation that both the devices are powered by the company’s advanced light-field technology.
Looking Glass is a Holographic Display maker and indulges in making a display of a window design. Its name is inspired by another name for a mirror brought to light by Lewis Caroll’s “Through the Looking Glass.”
On the company’s website, a video is made available to showcase the features that can be expected from its two new products, namely, 4K Gen2 and 8K Gen2. Both the products have been introduced as the company’s updates to its first-generation holographic display, “Looking Glass Portrait.” During that, the products were sold through a Kickstarter Project for a very low price of $249. For the second generation, the price has gained a huge momentum at $3000 for the 4K version and $17,500 for the 8K version.
However, it is important to note that the second-generation models are not a technology upgrade but a quality and size upgrade. The portrait used to have a 7.9-inch display; now, the 4K version is about to come at 15.6 inches and 8K at 32. Further, the updated versions are also lighter and thinner and consist of methods that can reduce ambient reflections. All devices of the company, Portrait, 4K, and 8K, have the capability to convert and display photographs taken from a smartphone via Looking Glass App into 3D pictures and videos. The pictures converted come out in a manner as if taken from a moving camera. Moreover, the displays can also create and display 3D characters in animation. The devices mentioned use of HoloPlayStudio, a Looking Glass software.
The company stated that their devices could easily work with Unreal Engine, Unity, and Blender 3D programs, helping users create a wide variety of content that can be shared with other Looking Glass users. Both the new updated versions made by the company are available for sale on its website.