MTBS is pleased to report that NABSHOW is going very well. We are continuing to capture lots of videos, and we will start putting them up ASAP.
The highlight for us is the positive discussions about stereoscopic 3D gaming. While the majority of the speakers have little to no experience in the gaming market, it seems that just about everyone is onboard with the idea that gaming will be the driver for S-3D in the home.
During our panel, the last panel of the day, the moderator asked the audience which markets will be successful in the home. With gaming last on the list, the broadcasting audience was nearly unanimous with their support of S-3D video games. In fact, the results were very close to our own U-DECIDE Initiative findings!
The only caveat we have with NABSHOW is there is way too much discussion about standards in the home, and not nearly enough about how to appeal to customers directly. MTBS’ position is that the S-3D industry is working to build a business case, and there is no reason to depend on standards alone for making this possible.
Special thanks to David Cole, Co-Founder of NEXT3D for answering member questions about their innovations around game console S-3D movie distribution. For those who missed it, they have also developed a way to encode stereoscopic 3D Blu-Ray in a format that allows true 3D playback on DLP and interlaced solutions without the need for any software or hardware updates to the player. In other words, ALL Blu-Ray players are S-3D compatible even before standards hit the market.
Finally, we recently learned that MTBS has been given the honor of speaking at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters Show (NABSHOW) next week. We will be joining a panel that features Buzz Hays, Chris Chinnock, David Seigle, and Peter Wilson. It will be moderated by Carolyn Giardina. We are very honored, and it’s good to see gaming get the attention it deserves!
The Game Developers Conference was a big success for stereoscopic 3D gaming, and everyone had an important story to share. We think this is the biggest discovery to come out of GDC this year:
NEXT3D is developing a means to distribute stereoscopic 3D movies that can be downloaded and played on video game consoles like PS3 and XBOX. However, as important as this is, they have developed something that we think could be even more influential. The YouTube video shown above is not the complete interview. MTBS members can download the full version in our downloads section.
We don’t want to hype this too much, but the significance and potential applications for their work is so great, we are amazed no one has reported on this until now. Please view the entire video, and share your comments in our discussion forums.