If you’ve missed the first 2 hours of live 3D streaming coverage from the Masters 2010 Golf Tournament yesterday you can download the short video clip below to get an idea on what was shown yesterday from the event. The stream was running fine for most people from America, but for some of those from Europe and Asia even with fast connections there were some trouble in getting it in real-time, although the real bitrate of the video was about 3800 Kbps and with the audio it got to just about 4 Megabits in total. The format I expected was in Side by Side in 720p resolution, but instead of two full frames it was squashed 1280×720, so when opening in the 3D Vision Video Player you need to specifically select the 16:9 aspect ratio. Other than the lower resolution, the level of detail and sharpness of the image was not the best possible, considering that there was no very fast action going on in the video and the bitrate was actually quite enough to offer better quality video. More closeups are also needed as sometimes the cameras were giving too wide panoramic views instead of centering on the action and showing more detail on what is happening, but in overall it was not so bad for a first try.
So give a try of the video linked below and share your comments and don’t forget that there are going to be more live broadcasts during the next few days, and you can also watch replays in between the live coverage. You can catch the four Tournament rounds on Thursday, April 8th until Sunday, April 11th (4-6 pm EST on Thursday and Friday and 5-7 pm EST on Saturday and Sunday). So keep a watch, even if you are not a Golf fan…
The 3D video stream Url you need to open with your stereoscopic video player is the following:
– To download the stereo 3D short Masters Golf video 1 (2 min) – mirror 1 – mirror 2
– To download the stereo 3D short Masters Golf video 2 (2 min) – mirror 1 – mirror 2
– To download the stereo 3D short Masters Golf video 3 (2 min) – mirror 1 – mirror 2