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3-D Home Viewing Task Force Launched

21 Jul, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

Reflecting Hollywood's new love for all things 3-D, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is starting a task force to develop standards for at home 3-D viewing with glasses.

Dubbed the 3-D Home Display Formats Task Force, the group is open to entertainment technology professionals (SMPTE membership not required) and will have its first meeting Aug. 19 at the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California.

“Digital technologies have not only paved the way for high quality 3-D in the theaters, they have also opened the door to 3-D in the home,” explained SMPTE engineering VP Wendy Aylsworth. “In order to take advantage of this new opportunity, we need to guarantee consumers that they will be able to view the 3-D content they purchase and provide them with 3-D home solutions for all pocketbooks.”

The group aims to establish a standard for which all 3-D at home products will work on home entertainment setups, regardless of the delivery of the entertainment, be it cable, packaged media, satellite or the Internet.

The task force wants to have a working standards report published within six months.For more information, visit www.smpte.org.

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