P+S TECHNIK GmbH Technical Base has a new technical base in Hollywood (CA,USA). This base located in the center of Hollywood will offer service and support for North America. The center will serve as a single point of contact for customers, cinematographers, directors, technicians and partners.
According to insisting rumors, Google is developping augmented reality 3D stereoscopic glasses that will superimpose information on top of the surrooundings. Using geolocalisation, and perhaps accelerometers, the wearable head-up display (HUD) knows that you are in front of a restaurant, and displays the opening days, the menu, and the today's specials. The potential revenues in geolocalisation advertising is so huge that Google may sell the "Google goggles" for a very low price.
Google goggles will be similar in appearance to normal eyewear with most probably a few buttons on the sides, a battery in one on the branches, and a Bluetooth receiver in the other, ready to be connected to your Android smartphone or (maybe) to an iPhone.
3DS news percolated from the last Mahukari Messe convention held on December 17-18, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan: "Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]" is the name of the next instance of this ten-years old game that will be released in March 2012 (in Japan first; a bit later in the US and Europe) on the Nintendo 3DS autostereoscopic console. Square Enix just released an 8min trailer on YouTube visible here under (in 2D). We found also a 3D video in a remote corner of the YouTube labyrinth...
Square Enix develops and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS and TAITO branded entertainment content in Europe and other territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio including: FINAL FANTASY (100 million units sold worldwide), DRAGON QUEST (59 million), and TOMB RAIDER (35 million), as well as the legendary SPACE INVADERS. Square Enix Ltd. is based in London, UK.
BBC R&D's audio team (Manchester, UK) is looking at potential next generation audio formats. It already outputs mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound, but the organisation is keen to investigate 3D sound.
The BBC is studying advantages of Ambisonics sound. For example, they proceeded to a recording inside the Manchester Cathedral with a combination of Ambisonics soundfield microphones and close microphones. This helped the team to understand the challenges of integrating 3D audio capture and mixing into real-world live production environment.