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3D@Home Consortium Provides Expert Advicefor 3D Content & Equipment Developers


Well-known creators of existing 3D content have collaborated on a new “From the Experts” set of guidelines available from the 3D@Home Consortium website. The experts’ advice and topical “White Papers” are valuable additions to the consortium’s online repository of information for the stereoscopic 3D community, which includes producers and directors, through rig operators and 3D systems engineers. Located on the consortium’s website these sections augment information on 3D products, live 3D events, an industry glossary and more.

Visitors to the “From the Experts” section will obtain both quantitative and qualitative recommendations on creating 3D content from highly regarded stereographers of films such as “Avatar”, “U2 3D”, and “Beowulf”, as well as links to high-quality 3D information being published by others in the 3D community.

Jon Shapiro, chair of Steering Team 1 on 3D content creation and co-founder of high-end 3D gear maker, 3ality Digital, notes, “ Not all 3D is created equal. Continued growth of a robust home market requires that consistently high quality 3D content is available. We believe that “From the Experts” will help to educate the next generation of 3D stereographers, directors, producers, and technicians, as well as amateurs, and thus improve the consistency of 3D video overall.”

Other experts have prepared white papers on 3D technology signal processing and market overviews. These papers reveal valuable information to the engineering community currently trying to create technology and processes for successful integration of 3D into broadcast, hardware and software platforms. A steady stream of papers will be posted in the coming weeks on other topics, including: rendering in 3D, the evolution of 3DTV formats, 3DTV compression rates, real-time holography, and 3D photography.

3D@Home is committed to providing accurate and non-branded information on emerging 3D technology and the marketplace, fulfilling an industry-supported mission to accelerate the adoption of high-quality 3D into homes worldwide. Unique in its approach to the 3D eco-system as a whole, the consortium has membership from multiple communities, including content creation, distribution and broadcast, televisions and monitors, cabling, standards and other relevant organizations, that all work together in a pre-competitive fashion.

Learn more about 3D@Home at NAB 2010 in the lower south hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 4514D, in the 3D Pavilion, sponsored by 3D@Home. 3D@Home is also holding it spring members meeting at NAB on Wednesday, April 14 from 7:30-10:15 AM. Individuals interested in membership are welcome to attend but a reservation is required.

About 3D@Home Consortium

Comprised of more than 40 companies representing the entire 3D development channel from North America, Asia and Europe, the consortium is working to accelerate the adoption of quality 3D technology in the home by enabling an entire "system" of products that will broadcast, play, and display 3D content.