The entertainment market is highly competitive in converting 2D movies to 3D. Movie conversion firms use a process that takes a 2D movie, and by hand changes (known as rotoscoping) each frame in the movie. This process is very costly and time consuming (up to $80,000 per minute).
The entertainment industry is moving in a direction which allows home televisions to have a built-in 2D to 3D conversion system. However, content providers still have not achieved a final software solution to allow for the new technology. C3D has the capability to provide television sets with a real-time 2D to 3D conversion. The chart below displays the worldwide 3DTV market forecast for real-time 2D-to-3D conversion systems.
Forecast: Worldwide 3DTV Forecast with Built-in Real-Time 2D-to-3D Conversion (Source: Insight Media) *forecasted 50,000,000+ by 2016