National Park Service, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Use JVC 3D Monitors

JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., today announced that the Denver-based National Park Service Submerged Resources Center (SRC) is using the JVC GD-463D10U 46-in. 3D LCD HD monitor to bring underwater 3D footage to students across the country. The underwater footage is produced through a partnership with the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA.

JVC will screen samples of the footage during NAB in Booth C4314.

The JVC GD-463D10U monitor has an integrated Xpol polarizing filter, so it uses inexpensive polarized (passive) glasses to produce flicker-free 3D HD images. A passive 3D system is very important for the SRC’s ongoing 3D plans. According to Brett Seymour, SRC AV production specialist, the center will eventually design and distribute its own branded paper 3D glasses.

“We are using 3D to bring a new dimension to the underwater world of the National Park Service,” he added.

Two of the SRC’s GD-463D10U monitors are housed in JELCO RotoLift shipping and display cases, which easily raise the monitors for presentations and safely stores them for transport. Seymour said the combination of the JVC monitor and transport case has provided an easy, portable solution that has allowed the SRC to share its 3D video footage at conferences, diving trade shows, and classrooms.

The AIVL at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution maintains a suite of 3D camera rigs for in-air and underwater use — and owns several GD-463D10U 3D monitors used for mobile presentations and internally for reviewing footage. Most of the its 3D content is recorded on dual Sony SRW-1 HD portable digital video recorders. Several playback systems require ingest of 3D material before it can be reviewed, but the JVC GD-463D10U allows the AIVL to review its footage in real time without going through a computer system.

“We wanted to have a large passive display for reviewing 3D imagery and also for 3D presentations on the road,” said William N. Lange, AIVL research specialist. “The monitor had the capability to work with existing 3D infrastructure that we had. It’s become an easy way for us to do field presentations as well.”

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