Memphis, Tennessee teen pop duo Memphis High is the latest band to have one of its videos converted to 3D by local PassmoreLab, which has been carving out a rock video niche by working with Slash, Plain White T’s, Osaka Popstar, and others.
Most of the companies involved in 3D production and 3D technologies sustain a healthy growth. As an example, DDD (UK), the 3D solutions company, announces first half revenues to be approximately $2.3m, up 138% (excluding discontinued operations) and up 121% from the second half of 2010. First half gross margin is expected to be 96%.
Triaxes ( Tomsk,Russia) proposes a new transmission format for autostereoscopic displays. Based on two views + two depth maps, the new format may be generated automatically from a standard stereoscopic source with two views. After transmission, the receiving autostereoscopic TV set is able to generate automatically the requested number of views to suit the display requirements. BBC and BSkyB seems interested, even if this is not for the short term.
The Blackpool tower (UK) will open a new 4D attraction called "The Blackpool Tower Eye" at the very top of the tower.
The four-minute film takes the audience on an aerial journey over Blackpool and surrounding regions in the company of a young boy. It was produced by Sharp Cookies and commissioned by Merlin Entertainments as part of a major regeneration project for Blackpool seafront which opens on 1 September 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter announces that the 2012 Olympics will get 3D treatment for at least 10 venues covered by 3D broadcast cameras with the help of EVS XT-3 servers.