Blu-ray brains create 3D taskforce
Uniform 3D Blu-ray standard incoming
The Blu-Ray Disc Association (BDA) has created a taskforce to ease the “integration of 3D technology into the Blu-ray Disc format”.
Its ultimate aim is to define a standard for stereoscopic 3D content on a Blu-ray Disc, but nothing’s yet been mentioned about how this will be achieved or when such a standard could come into force.
The BDA claimed that the format is “the ideal platform for bringing 3D technology to mainstream home entertainment”, thanks chiefly to its “flexibility and incomparable picture quality”. Its storage capacity will help too, we'd say.
Executives from the film industry, and from the consumer electronics and IT sectors, will make up the taskforce.
Blu-ray 3D films sold with cardboard red and blue glasses are already available. But it’s possible that the BDA taskforce will look towards higher quality options when defining the standard, such as shutter glasses. ®
About 104 minutes of Hi-Def on 4.7G DVD
Two picture streams and let the player decide how each gets to each eye.
Not that it is necessary, but you could reuse parts of the left eye image for the right.
You could have a stream of floating objects that can be image/texture mapped, giving a 3D video game look around type mode.
You honesty think you can fit high quality 1080P on a DVD? The raw amount of data from 1080P is monstrous and even combined with the highly efficient x264 encoder you aren't going to get that onto a multi-layered dvd without compromise.
"it's the same way that dvd quality video was put onto cd's by most computer users before writable dvd's became common"
Oh please tell me you aren't talking about svcds. Not only were they encoded in mpeg2, but they couldn't hold a 2 hour film. Even taking into account mpeg4 which didn't arrive until quite late, you will not end up with 'dvd' quality.
@David - XScape at MK
You mean those screens that if you're a degree off-centre just look blurry?
Another excuse for the next generation of lard arses to plonk down on the couch and never get up, save for a trip to the fridge for more coke and ice cream!
It's great having the attention span of a gnat when it comes to TV! Great for getting out of having to watch romcoms with the Missus and real bonus not getting suckered into buying another pile of over-hyped techno-crap that will be outdated 30 secs after you get it out of the box!
nope, you're not barking up the wrong tree, in fact you can quite easily fit blu-ray quality video/audio on a dvd, however the processing power the player needs to decompress it just isn't "cost effective"
it's the same way that dvd quality video was put onto cd's by most computer users before writable dvd's became common