A ground breaking three-dimensional (3D) television format was demonstrated this week at the
Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics fair in Berlin. The glasses-free format has been developed by Newsight, formally known as Opticality/X3D Technologies, in conjunction with Grundig and 3D Image Processing.
Newsight said the format captures live video using a 1920 x 1080 high-definition stereo camera, then streams it through an autostereoscopic 3D display system in real time. A total of eight stereo views are generated, combined and played back on a modified Grundig Tharus 3D TV screen.
"This breakthrough will revolutionise home entertainment," said Jay Bingle, chairman & CEO of Newsight. "We are leading the way to a new era in television—comparable to the passage from black-and-white to colour TV."
The company plans to use the system to broadcast a live game during the 2006 World Cup.
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