Olympics Could Be Broadcast In 3-D

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By M@ Last edited 101 months ago
Olympics Could Be Broadcast In 3-D

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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

cobo04

The 3D TV trial is only a prototype, there is a new method cming up that will enable any TV to show 3D TV, even onto a PC without anaglyph glasses (the red/blue ones). the new method is alike the digital 3d in cinema but without the need for glasses.

I saw a prototrpe a year back, very impressive.

M@

Think I've seen that too. But doesn't it rely on your eyes being at a certain angle to the screen? Move a little to the left or right and the effect fails. Could be good for laptop use, but not so good for TV.

cobo04

M@ I saw this on a 40 in LCD screen, the effect was quite closed angle, move out of line too much and it was 2D. The application could be used for flat screen TV/PC/Laptop but technically needed one hell of a bandwidth to operate, something in the order of 18M per channel. HD takes just 12M. Hence a system more suited to over the air then over the wires broadcasting. Unless you want to swamp your new fangled 20M super boardband for hours on end.