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SMPTE Discusses 3D Technologies
The video engineering sector has an important interest in the 3D trend as well.
August 05, 2010 by Robert Archer

Not only has the 3D craze captured the attention of the consumer electronics market and video enthusiasts, it’s also been at the forefront of the video engineering community.

The Studio Daily technology blog reports that a recent meeting of members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) focused specifically on 3D technologies and it covered everything from cameras to the transmission of 3D content.

Some of the highlights of the two-day conference include the opening presentation by Alexander Melkumov, director of the department of 3D digital cinema of the Russian Cinema and Photo Research Institute, and president of Stereokino, who advocated for the use of the Russian “Stereo 70” system.

Another highlight of the event was a presentation by Bernard Mendiburu, a digital cinema consultant, who outlined ways the industry can fix 3D content in real time.

According to the blog, Mendiburu stressed that it’s important to make the 3D movie making process more efficient. “We need to find a way to have 2D crews shooting perfect 3D,” says Mendiburu in the blog.

“In a movie production, what’s expensive is time. You can’t have 100 people on the set waiting for your 3D camera to be fixed.”

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Robert Archer - Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.

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