Holo-Gauze, the 3D display solution for hologram effects, featured during last week’s (March 23rd) episode of the Gadget Show on Channel 5. The transparent metallic gauze was employed to realise a 3D ‘holographic effect’ still image of show host Jason Bradbury as part of the episode’s ‘selfie challenge’ feature.
The 3D image was created on iPhone using the Poppy 3D bolt-on device, which converts the smartphone’s built-in camera into stereoscopic side-by-side 3D. Later, in the Gadget Show studio, the image was converted into a 3D ‘holographic effect’ when projected onto a Holo-Gauze polarised projection screen via two projectors with polarising filters.
Holo-Gauze is widely used for live events, but is said to be proving popular with TV and film producers as it allows new types of special effects to be created, ‘live’ and in-shot without the need for costly post-production. In addition to last night’s Gadget Show appearance, Holo-Gauze is set to feature in the new series of Channel 4’s Gadget Man, to be screened in May, and Warren-Hill is currently in talks with the channel regarding a brand new series in which Holo-Gauze would feature in every episode.
Holo-Gauze is the only gauze designed to work with 3D polarised projection systems, which use a minimum of two projectors – although it can also produce 2D hologram effects using just one projector. Holo-Gauze screens can be produced to any dimensions, and hologram sizes are only limited by projector distance and power.
“I was delighted to be asked to participate in Gadget Show – something of a personal ambition,” said Holo-Gauze founder and Holotronica MD Stuart Warren-Hill. “Holo-Gauze is ideal for TV producers because it allows for special 3D hologram effects to be incorporated during filming, saving time and money on post-production.”