Recent Posts tagged with 3DTV

3D: The Next Big Thing?

The annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) is where many new technologies get introduced. Sony reportedly “introduced” its F65 camera and SR-memory technologies at this year’s exhibition of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas in April; more than a year earlier, both were described for HPA Tech Retreat attendees. […]  More

Y4K?

  What should come after HDTV? There’s certainly a lot of buzz about 3D TV. Such directors as James Cameron and Douglas Trumbull are pushing for higher frame rates. Several manufacturers have introduced TVs with a 21:9 (“CinemaScope”) aspect ratio instead of HDTV’s 16:9. Some think we should increase dynamic range (the range from dark […]  More

The Best 3D Conference

Do you think you know something about stereoscopic 3D? Test yourself with the six basic journalistic questions: who, what, when, where, how, and why. Who wrote the first article on holographic television to appear in the SMPTE Journal? What is cyclovergence? When is a seven-second stereo delay appropriate? Where can lens centering be corrected instantly […]  More

Ex uno plures

There were many wonders at the 17th-annual HPA Tech Retreat in February in the California desert. And many of the more-than-500 attendees at the Hollywood Post Alliance were left wondering. One thing they wondered about was how to accommodate all viewers from a single master or feed. As usual, many manufacturers introduced new products at […]  More

3D Makes Impact at BVE

The 3D sessions and seminars were predictably packed at a crowded and buzzing Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in London last week. The Hollywood Post Alliance may have offhandedly dismissed 3DTV recently, but, elsewhere in the industry, interest is still running at hyperbolic levels, nowhere more than in sports. BVE 2011 was a pretty good show […]  More

3DTV Today: One Step Back

The Society of Motion-Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) just completed an International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment, what it calls “the only scientific gathering focused exclusively on 3D.”  Like many SMPTE conferences, it gazed into the future, with one presentation introducing “the need for additional image processing to get pixel-level geometry matching,” […]  More

The Elephant in the Room: 3D at NAB 2010

As I roamed the exhibits at the NAB show this month, I kept wondering what other year it seemed most like.  And I was not alone. There were plenty of important issues covered at the show, from citizen journalism to internet-connected TV.  And then there was the elephant in the room. It would be a […]  More

3D Is Wonderful, Except….

Richard Sandomir of The New York Times was among the press who attended yesterday’s demonstration of what 3D Masters coverage might look like, and he wrote a glowing review of it that appeared in today’s paper: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/sports/golf/01threedee.html It begins, “If the test footage shot recently at the Augusta National Golf Club is an authentic gauge, […]  More

Cheerleader Says Whoa!

A recent editorial said of 3DTV, “Let’s back away from irrational exuberance….”  Was it written by a broadcaster or program producer worried about losing audience to those offering 3DTV?  Not exactly. Here’s the first sentence of the editorial writer’s official biography: “Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the U.S. […]  More

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