The world's first professional stereoscopic 3D conference sponsored by a major motion picture association has debutted. Look for all the shakers and movers in the 3D stereoscopic industry to be jawing with the engineers in the trenches of 3D stereography at the SMPTE 3D conference. R.C.J.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)--announced the first annual International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment (New York City on July 13-14, 2010). As the application of 3D technologies continues to grow across the media and entertainment industries, so too does a deep interest in the science underlying them. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) announced that those focused on this science now have a venue to call their own: the International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment. The conference, the first of its kind, will take place in New York City on July 13-14, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square. With a deliberate focus on the scientific aspects of 3D entertainment, the SMPTE conference will feature academic research, lab study results, and discussions of emerging and experimental technologies.r contributed papers for the conference. Topics include human perception and stereopsis; advances in stereoscopic camera architectures; multi-view video coding; light field camera applications for 3D image acquisition; real-time 2D to 3D conversion algorithms; 3D tracking software; advances in autostereoscopic displays; and emerging technologies. The SMPTE International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment follows the organization's announcement last year of the requirements for a stereoscopic 3D Home Master standard. The cornerstone of the entire 3D content chain, this standard will provide high-level image formatting requirements for the source materials authored and delivered by content developers. It will also provide requirements for the delivery of those materials to all distribution channels, from physical media to terrestrial, satellite, cable, and other streaming service providers. SMPTE expects to finalize the core specifications of the 3D Home Master standard by the end of 2010.
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