DVD Forum Adopts Sensio 3-D as DVD Standard27 Jan, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
The DVD Forum has adopted Montreal-based Sensio’s 3-D technology as an optional DVD standard, a Sensio spokeswoman said Jan. 27. It’s the first time a 3-D video specification has been recognized as a standard for DVD.
“After 10 years of investment, development and commitment, we are extremely happy to be rewarded in this way, and that our format has been recognized by a standards organization,” said Sensio president and CEO Nicholas Routhier. “Our technology has reached the necessary level of maturity to become a standard, and its quality, reliability and robustness have been assessed and certified by a recognized global organization.
“We are confident that this certification will have a positive impact on manufacturers, and that it will enable us to facilitate and accelerate the integration of our technology into products for the consumer market.”
A DVD Forum spokesman was unavailable for comment.
Sensio’s 3-D technology has been used on Imax 3-D DVDs, Spy Kids and Jaws, among others, and allows for viewing on traditional 2-D displays with glasses, or 3-D displays with an external decoder.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” said David Wertheimer, executive director of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California. “There’s a fair amount of work remaining to be done for standards revolving around 3-D content in the home.”