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Over 5 Hours of Yesterday’s NASCAR Race in 3D is Now Available Online

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.

More information about the 3D Streaming of the event on the official NASCAR website…

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Reminder: NASCAR Live 3D Streaming Online On July 3rd, 2010

July 1st, 2010 · 10 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


I’ve just wanted to remind you that on July 3rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm EST the live 3D broadcast from Daytona International Speedway of the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race will start and it will be available for watching online by the owners of 3D Vision-equipped computers…

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.

There are currently two short demo videos available in stereo 3D for you to watch and thus test your system and internet connection. The video quality available for the short sample clips automatically varies between 600 Kbps with resolution of 408×224 pixels up to 3.45 Mbps with a resolution of 1280×720, and the audio is fixed at 96 Kbps stereo. So we can safely guess that the online broadcast will as well fit in these specifications and if you manage to have a constant speed of around 4 megabits per second you should not have trouble watching the event in real-time online and in 3D with the best available quality f the stream.

More information about the 3D Streaming of the event on the official NASCAR website…

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NASCAR Live 3D Streaming Online for 3D Vision Owners On July 3rd

June 22nd, 2010 · 22 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


The fans of NASCAR have a reason to be happy as on July 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm EST from Daytona International Speedway the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race will start and it will be broadcasted online for the owners of 3D Vision. But unlike with the 3D streaming of the Masters Gold Tournament that required you to use the 3D Vision Video Player or the Stereoscopic Player, this time the broadcast will be based on the 3D streaming technology developed with Microsoft’s Silverlight and announced earlier this month. The side effect of using the new technology for streaming is that the broadcast will be available only if you own a 3D Vision equipped PC as on other 3D setups it will most likely not work.

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. Currently it seems that there is an issue if you have SLI running with two or more video cards, so if you have trouble watching the 3D video stream just disable SLI for the moment and then reenable it after you finish watching. It sounds very easy, and the good news is that there is even a demo of the 3D streaming with the Silverlight already available, so that you can try if everything works fine before the actual live streaming in 3D starts. And hopefully there will be some recorded footage after the event to watch if you happen to miss the actual race.

More information about the 3D Streaming of the event on the official NASCAR website…

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