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HDMI Forum Has Announced Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification

September 4th, 2013 · 5 Comments · General 3D News

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HDMI Forum today announced the release of Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. This latest HDMI Specification offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new feature such as 4K@50/60Hz (2160p); 32 audio channels as well as up to 1536kHz audio sample frequency; as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC. The complete Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification is available to Adopters on the HDMI Adopter Extranet and HDMI Licensing will host a press conference to discuss the new features of the HDMI 2.0 Specification at IFA 2013 in Berlin on Friday, September 6 at 12:00pm in the TecWatch Forum area of Hall 11.1.

HDMI 2.0 is fully backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specifications, furthermore the HDMI 2.0 does not define new cables or new connectors. Current High Speed cables (Category 2 cables) are capable of carrying the increased bandwidth. The HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Specification (CTS) is expected to be released before the end of 2013.

The good news here is that HDMI 2.0 is probably going to be the thing that we needed 3D HDTV manufacturers to finally add support for 3D modes with higher refresh rate such as 1080p at 50/60Hz per eye, unlike the currently available 1080p 24Hz 3D mode which is the maximum used in the devices equipped with HDMI 1.4. With that said however the HDMI Forum has still not revealed what the new HDMI 2.0 Specification will support in terms of 3D features, but thanks to the increase of the maximum supported bandwidth and the presence of support of 4K resolution with 60Hz refresh rate we should also get 1080p 60Hz for 3D mode as well. Though we are probably not going to see new 3D HDTV sets using the new HDMI 2.0 interface earlier than the spring of 2014, this is still good news.

For a bit more information about the newly announced HDMI 2.0 Specification…

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The International 3D Society Anounced the 2013 3D Award Winners

September 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · General 3D News

The International 3D Society or more specifically the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society as it was renamed earlier this year has announced the winners of their 3D Products of the Year and 3D Technology Award winners. There are thirteen products considered by its blue ribbon panel of judges to be the “Best 3D Products” of 2013, the Society’s Lumiere statuettes for 3D Technology Awards will be presented to 10 different companies that represent “the wizards” behind the camera who are increasing the thrills that 3D movies provide. The Society will also present a special “Car of the Year” award to Mercedes-Benz for its 2014 S-Class automobile, which uses a stereoscopic camera safety system. Regal Cinemas will be honored for “3D Theatre of the Year (LA Live, Los Angeles),” and optometrists and members of American Optometrists Association Dr. Michael Halkias of Chicago and Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana of Chicago will be honored as “Eye Care Professionals of the Year.” Additionally, Sony Electronics will be honored in the “Advanced Imaging” Category for its 84″ XBR 4K Ultra-HD TV, and its 4K Home Theatre ES Projector.


3D Technology Award Winners:

– Weta Digital – “Visual Effects Pipeline” (New Zealand)
– StereoD, LLC. – “CTAC–MAM Pipeline” (USA)
– Dolby Laboratories, Inc. – “Dolby 3D: Glasses-Free 3D” (USA)
– Park Road Post – “3D HFR Pipeline” (New Zealand)
– RealD, Inc. – “Precision White Screen Technology” (USA)
– Masterimage 3D – “CellMatrix 3D” (Korea/USA)
– SGO – “Mistika Post Production System” (Spain)
– Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute – “TimeLab – Omnicam” (Germany)
– Tim Dashwood – “Stereo3D CAT” (USA)
– Legend3D – “2D to 3D Conversion Pipeline” (USA)


3D Products of the Year Award Winners:

– “3D High Definition Head Mounted Display” – Sony
– “M801D80 Razor LED Smart TV with Theatre 3D” – Vizio
– “Portable 3D Laser Projector” – Optical Microvision Lab
– “Amblyz™” (Medical Solution) – XPAND 3D
– “HD3D View-Vaster™” – Cyclopital3D
– “Wide Angle Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-TD300” – Cyclopital3D
– “Stereo Base Extender for Panasonic HDC-Z10000” – Cyclopital3D
– “Hero 3” Portable Cameras – GoPro
– “DeepSee-X” (Under Water Mirror Rig) – DeepSee-X
– “Tridef 3D Mobile App” – DDD
– “Yabazam!” (3D App) – DDD
– 3doo 3D Player App – 3doo, Inc.
– “3DGo!” (3D App) – Sensio

The Society’s awards presentations and annual meeting will be held at Paramount Studios September 18th, 2013, as a part of “3D Week” in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. “3D Week” activities include: The International 3D Film Festival at LA Live and The World 3D Film Expo at the Egyptian theatre in Hollywood.

For more information about the International 3D Society visit the official website…

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The I Love 3D! I Want 3D! Everybody Wins Contest! by the 3DGuy

September 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · General 3D News

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To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the 3DGuy.tv they are hosting an contest/giveaway for people that are fans of stereoscopic 3D technology and thus giving you a chance to win some cool 3D prizes such as a NEO3DO Autostereoscopic 3D Tablet, a 3D camcorder, some coll 3D Blu-Ray movies and others. The contest is open to everyone, regardless of the location and in order to participate you need to be a 3DGuy Youtube Channel Subscriber and submit a minimum 10-second (maximum of 1 min) video or photo of yourself (you can also have your family, friends, pets, neighbors, everyone in the video!). Do it in front of a 3DTV or with 3D tablets, 3D mobile phones, wearing 3D glasses, holding 3D blurays or in front of a 3D theater. It’s all about you and anything 3D. Don’t miss to say, “I LOVE 3D! or I WANT 3D!” in your video and don’t forget to make a sign that says “I LOVE 3D!” or “I WANT 3D!”,too! You can use any capturing device that you have. It can be a 3D video or just a regular 2D video from a webcam, from your phone… it is up to you and you can submit up to 3 entries. Contest period is from September 1 to 30, 2013. Announcement of Winners will be on October 7, 2013.

For more information about the I Love 3D! I Want 3D! Everybody Wins Contest!

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