Blu-ray Disc Association prepares for 3D TV

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is formalising its own standards for stereoscopic 3D. A statement says that 1080p and Blu-ray makes “the ideal platform for 3D”.

Despite the words in the BDA statement, the industry will also be looking at the work of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), as well as other technology standards bodies.

Individual broadcasters will also have a say. BSkyB, for example, has contemplated ‘going it alone’ given that it controls the complete broadcasting chain, from camera to screen, and could therefore employ its own – royalty free – 3D system.

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