Olympics Could Be Broadcast In 3-D

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Olympics Could Be Broadcast In 3-D


The BBC's Head of Sport Roger Mosey says he wants to broadcast parts of the 2012 games in 3-D. Although most homes won't have the necessary kit, Mosey believes it's important to capture the event in the advanced format for the sake of posterity. The experiment should also provide a fillip to the industry. The 3-D technology, which seems simultaneously anachronistic and futuristic, has already been trialled by Sky, who intend to launch a whole channel of 3-D goodies next year. The BBC also want to play with super high-definition broadcasting (7680 × 4320 pixels versus 1920 × 1080 pixels for standard HD). Again, your personal telebox will likely shake its antenna at such new fangled signals, but the format could be screened in certain cinemas. Our tip would be to go to the stadium and use a combination of your eyes and your visual cortex to tune into the visible light waves reflected off athletes.

Last Updated 11 September 2009