This just came out right before the 2010 PGA Championship live streaming in 3D starts. The CD v1.34 contains the new GeForce GPU driver v259.32 beta and NVIDIA 3D Vision driver v259.32 beta. The update adds 3D Vision streaming support for Firefox 4 and Google Chrome web browsers as well as the 3D Vision profiles released in the 1.33 beta driver from few days ago. Lets hope that this driver also fixes the issues that some people had with Silverlight-based 3D Vision streaming when stopping the stream, as well as SLI configurations not being supported…
August 12th, 2010 · 12 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision
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August 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · GeForce 3D Vision
If you have a system equipped with Nvidia 3D Vision, you’ll be able to watch a live stream of The 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin on August 12-13. It is another golf tournament in 3D after The Masters 3D broadcasts and NASCAR in 3D, so if you are interested you’ll be able to see some of the world’s greatest golfers in true 3D as they compete for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy along the shores of Lake Michigan.
This is the PGA Tour’s last major tournament of the season, and to capture the action eight 3D cameras will be stationed on the par-3 12th and 17th holes at Whistling Straits from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 12th and Friday, August 13th. The online broadcast in stereo 3D will be using the same Silverlight streaming 3D technology we had with the NASCAR 3D broadcast, so you’ll be able to watch it directly from your browser and you will not need additional software players. The official page lists 3.5 Megabits or more internet connection as required for best quality, so we are probably going to get 720p 3D stream online with maximum quality.
Unlike with NASCAR’s 3D stream however, here we still don’t have a demo player to test before the streaming of the event actually starts, so if you had no trouble watching the NASCAR Live 3D stream online, then you should be Ok for this one too.
July 4th, 2010 · 14 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision
If you have missed the live 3D broadcast of yesterday’s NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race at the Daytona International Speedway you cans still watch a recording of all the 5:30 hours of the race in stereo 3D. It is available on the official website of Nascar with full recordings from both the racing cameras and the pitlane cameras in 3D of course. The race has started with some delay because of rain and that is why the broadcast was longer than expected, so you may want to skip some time from the start right into when the race actually starts. There are no restrictions, so the stream is available internationally, you just need to have higher speed in order to watch the best quality and resolution of the stream, otherwise with slower speeds the streaming switches to lower quality version and that does not look that good because of serious lack of details.
The requirements for watching the live 3D stream of the NASCAR race is that you have a 3D Vision PC, the latest NVIDIA Driver (257.21 GPU and 3D Vision driver), and the latest Silverlight plug-in installed (v4.0.50401 or newer) as you’ll be watching the event through your browser. If you have an SLI PC running with two or more video cards and if you have trouble watching the 3D video stream just disable SLI for the moment and then re-enable it after you finish watching the race. The same applies for people using multi monitor configurations, you’ll have to disable them while watching the 3D stream and after finishing you can reenable everything back. Using Internet Explorer has turned out to be more problem free for watching than with Firefox, but if you have trouble with one of the browsers you can try with the other one, do not try with other browsers like Chrome or Opera as the 3D streaming over them will most likely not work anyway.
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