Starting February 2, Disney+ will revolutionize the home viewing experience, marking the highly anticipated return of stereoscopic 3D. This major development was recently made official by the American entertainment giant through a press release.
However, access to this new dimension of 3D films via Disney+ will be reserved exclusively for users of virtual reality devices, more precisely, owners of the Apple Vision Pro. This device will provide the opportunity to delve into a rich and diverse catalog of popular films in 3D, including works such as “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “Avengers: Endgame”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Elemental” and “Enchantment”. Disney+ plans to announce the addition of additional 3D titles, including exclusives, in the coming months.
This initiative is unprecedented on the market, with films available in 3D (Dolby Vision) and using the codec High-Efficiency Multi-View Video Coding (MV-HEVC). Furthermore, certain films, notably those by James Cameron, will benefit from a high frame rate (HFR) thanks to technology TrueCutMotion. As part of a recently ratified multi-year commitment, Walt Disney Studios has confirmed its collaboration with Pixelworks to offer a selection of titles in TrueCutMotion on some home entertainment devices. Certainly – without naming them – Special attention to the Apple Vision Pro and potentially other devices in the future.
All this currently concerns only the North American market. The date of February 2nd corresponds to the arrival of Apple’s headphones in the United States.