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Math, Not Cameras, Can Create 3D

By October 27, 2009Newswires

Math, Not Cameras, Can Create 3D
by Linda Hardesty

3D promises to be a big topic at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver this week. CableLabs and the SCTE are co-sponsoring a 3,400-foot 3D TV Pavilion with demonstrations from some top consumer electronics manufacturers. (For more, click here).

Considering that CE makers such as Sony, Panasonic, and LG Electronics are participating in the 3D Pavilion, there will probably be an emphasis on their 3D-ready TVs.

But the TV set is just part of the puzzle. Video providers need to ensure the necessary throughput to deliver 3D. And programmers need to create more content in 3D. It’s a bit of a stalemate, with all parties waiting for consumer demand to justify the business case.

And the technology itself is costly. It’s expensive to shoot video using two cameras for every view – a left eye view and a right eye view – to create the stereoscopic 3D effect.

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