NAB: Dolby, Philips To Demo Glasses-Free 3D

Launches Complete System for Creating Glasses-free 3D Content
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Dolby Laboratories and Philips are introducing Dolby 3D format, an end-to-end system for creating glasses-free 3D content during the 2013 NAB convention.

The Dolby/Philips solution covers every aspect of content creation and distribution, according to Csilla Anderson product manager for Dolby 3D. It encompasses post production tools, compression for broadcast and distribution, a format-decoder and a Multiview Rendering Engine for playback.

During NAB, they will be demonstrating the system by decoding and playing back Dolby 3D Format content streaming live from the Vudu service.

Dolby/Philips have also partnered with The Foundry to integrate the Dolby 3D Format in their content creation tools: Nuke and Ocula. Nuke is widely used by top movie makers in post-production and as a previsualization in production.

Dolby extended the stereo 3D content creation workflow into Nuke, so now with a small incremental step, autostereoscopic content and helper data can be generated supporting the Dolby 3D Format.

The Dolby 3D Format and real-time Autoconversion solution is 100% backwards compatible with existing 2D/3D signals, and the same modules can be implemented for TVs, Tablets, PCs or Smart Phones.

“The goal is to allow the deliver of the best possible quality content on multiple devices,” she noted, while offering users simplified workflows.