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BDA Sets Minimum Specs For 3D Standard

2 Sep, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) announced Sept. 1 its plans for creating an industry standard in incorporating 3D on Blu-ray Disc.

That minimum standard will require 1080p delivery to each eye and inclusion of 2D versions of content on 3D discs, to insure backwards compatibility for Blu-ray players that can’t handle 3D.

The BDA announced mid-May that it had formed a 3D task force, made up of members from the motion picture, consumer electronics and IT sectors, to establish an industry standard for 3D on Blu-ray. Panasonic has been working on establishing a standard that fits the BDA’s criteria, with glasses that convert two HDMI video streams into one 3D image.

“Consumer adoption of Blu-ray continues to grow at a very steady pace,” said Bob Chapek, president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. “The 3D theatrical market has been very successful this year. We are just now seeing all of the true capabilities of 3D, and with Blu-ray Disc’s superior technical characteristics, as well as the broad industry support of the format, it makes it the ideal packaged media platform for 3D home entertainment.”

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