Three-dimensional displays exist today, manufactured and used by a select few. But presently, the only interest in these pricey displays comes from corporate customers—advertisers, museums, and life-sciences companies interested in sophisticated medical imaging.

For the consumer, hardly any 3D content exists, and that’s because creating 3D films is a long and expensive process that can require up to nine different cameras per scene. One software firm called DDD, based in Santa Monica, CA, is attempting to fix this chicken-and-egg problem two ways: first, by converting existing 2D films into 3D, then compressing the 3D data so that it can be broadcast via existing technology. More here.