Podcast 75: Gene Dolgoff, Part 2

In Part 2 of my discussion with 3D maven Gene Dolgoff, he talks about how 2D is normally converted to 3D, how his company, 3-DVision, does it differently (and better!), and the limitations of all stereoscopic 3D, including lenticular glasses-free techniques. He then explains a bit of the history and technology of holography, venturing into the mind-bending realm of four spatial dimensions, and talks about his technique for creating a truly holographic, full-color/full-motion 3D display for the home and commercial cinema.

Run Time: 57:17

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Gene Dolgoff is the founder, CEO, and CTO of 3-D Vision Inc., which is involved with technology development of consumer 3-D TV and 3-D cinema. Mr. Dolgoff has over 45 years of extensive experience as an innovator and entrepreneur in electronics and optics, with particular emphasis on holography, lenticular and other forms of 3-D imaging, and displays. He invented digital projection and started the world’s first LCD projector company in 1988 (which he took public on NASDAQ in 1990), launching the digital projection industry. With funding from DARPA, he was instrumental in forging the digital direction of the US HDTV system. At the City College of the City University of New York, he majored in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering, and minored in Physiological Psychology. Mr. Dolgoff has published several papers in 3-D imaging, optics, holography, the brain, and LCD video projection, and has over 65 granted patents worldwide with over 40 others pending.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Dolgoff's comments and insights. I was a little confused, however, when we finally got to look at the holograms he had been tantalizing us with for the better part of two podcasts. In spite of his indications otherwise, the color holograms all had significant rainbows. I love the idea of using holograms as a display, but it's not going to happen if the image looks like that.