Side by side

For those who aren’t in a position to receive any of the 3D TV broadcasts, this is what Simon’s comment to the previous post refers to:

Germany beating Australia in World Cup - 3D

The basic TV standards (max resolution of 1920 at 1080i at 50 hertz) can’t be fiddled with, so instead of interleaving left and right eye views, like Blu-ray 3D, they are broadcast side by side. The 3DTV then has the job of cutting these frames in half, rescaling them and presenting them in the correct order so they work with the LCD shutter eyewear.

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2 Responses to Side by side

  1. Simon Reidy says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for the clarification. Do you have any early opinions about which type of 3D delivery system looks best?

  2. Stephen Dawson says:

    In truth, hard to say because all I’ve seen on broadcast TV is one soccer match and one rugby one (one of my editors sent them down for me). All I’ve seen (in my office) on Blu-ray 3D is computer animation, stop motion (Coraline) and some very short live action clips from a test disc.

    For high resolution, Blu-ray 3D is going to clearly be better. For fast action, broadcast side-by-side — using an interlaced camera — could be better.

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