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StereoscopyNews Issue #105

on Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:13. Posted in Newsletters

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StereoscopyNews Newsletter Issue #105 [06 Sep 2011]


intoPIX PRISTINE makes 3D-4K JPEG2000 in real time

intoPIX (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), the leading provider of JPEG 2000 compression solutions, announced today that it has extended its PRISTINE board capabilities to include 4K 3D stereoscopic formats.

Panasonic Z10000 Hi-end 3D Camcorder

Panasonic today announced the first 3D high-end camcorder to use the AVCHD Progressive video format (at least in 2D mode). The dual-tr-CCD (thus six-sensor) Panasonic HDC-Z10000 offers 1080i-60, 1080p-24, and 1080p30 formats in 3D (plus 1080p-60 in 2D) , full manual convergence, focus and iris controls. XLR audio inputs are available (clearly visible on the picture here under).

Film Mart deadline extended

3D Stereo MEDIA (Liège, Belgium) features a new 3D film market, called the 3D Film Mart (3DFM) taking place on 6-8 December 2011. This first European co-production market is a kind of "Cannes" for stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) movies extended its deadline for submissions to 12 September 2011.

London Olympics 3D news

OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Services) just announced a deal with Panasonic to make 2012 London Olympics in 3D.

OBS will be in charge of producing more than 200 hours of 3D coverage during the London 2012 Olympic Games by utilizing Panasonic’s state-of-the-art 3D production technologies including the AG-3DP1,the P2 professional fully-integrated twin-lens Full HD 3D camera recorder.

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Lucius Prisms, a new way to glasses-free 3D display

A South Korean R&D team led by Hyunsik Yoon, is developing a 3D autostereoscopic display made of tiny prisms layered on an organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) screen. OLEDs do not need to be backlit because they get their lighting from organic compounds that emit light in response to electric current. So, they can be extremely thin, light and even flexible. Expect slimmer than ever 3D phones soon.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas will be released on 4 November 2011. Expect strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence (this is a Harold and Kumar movie after all...). If you are a fan of thrown-in-your-face-3D (eggs, glasses,...) do not miss this one !

YUVsoft Depth from Motion demonstrated at IBC

YUVsoft (Moscow, Russia) offers a range of 2D to 3D conversion software. Their video processing suite includes Depth from Motion, an after Effects (CS5 or later) plug-in automating the depth map generation from moving sequences.

One of the most important steps in 2D to 3D conversion is the creation of an accurate relative depth map. As lots of sequences include some form of camera motion, YUVsoft's clever algorithms use the motion between images to compute the relative depth of each of the moving objects.

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GENeration-3D test pattern generator

The DOREMI GENeration-3D is a 1RU rack mounted 3D test pattern generator including a pre-loaded internal 3D test pattern as well as facilities to load additional custom 3D test patterns via a front-access SD card slot.

GENeration-3D is designed as a universal tool to fit in with virtually all currently used 3D video formats including 2K 24fps and 1080p up to 60 fps. It also includes genlock and multiple output colour modes.

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The rest of the 3D week  ------------------

TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D Trailer released
IBC with Cameron and Pace from Cameron-Pace...
The XBox is going 3D
Loredana 3D clip
3D olympics @ BBC
Big is beautiful (even for a 3DTV)
100$ 3D smartphone available in the US today
New EyeSight is the name of the Subaru 3D camera


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