[Chimera-users] 3D viewing

Dougherty, Matthew T matthewd at bcm.edu
Wed Apr 6 18:11:04 PDT 2016

if it was me I would go with a samsung 4k monitor that can do 4k SBS under HDMI 2.0; I forget the model numbers.
Then use chimera DTI for stereo 3D.  This will be the maximum resolution for S3D (1920x2160), now and the foreseeable future without getting into >$50k budgets.

If you want frame sequential, which will be 2x less resolution, you have to use quadro and a suitable monitor (which are scarce). It will probably cost you more this way, and you will be locked into NVIDIA S3D corporate strategy, which is messed up and confused.  Hard to say where they will be on S3D in two years.

HDMI 2.0 S3D is the way to go.

Matthew Dougherty
National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Baylor College of Medicine

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Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:23 PM
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Subject: [Chimera-users] 3D viewing

Dear all

Where can I find information on the hardware required for 3D viewing
with Chimera? I am building my Linux system, so I would appreciate
useful pointers.

1. IIUC, I need a Quadro card as this does not work with GeForce. What
should I look for when selecting a suitable card?

2. I want to also have a second monitor. Since this is not going to be
used for 3D, can I just hook up any normal monitor? Or do both monitors
have to be the same model etc.?

3. I have read that I need to have a card with 3-pin DIN port. Is this true?

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