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3D Content Encoding Specification published

US cable-industry standardization body, CableLabs, has published a new specification as a guide for stereoscopic 3D programming. The new spec--entitled Content Encoding Profiles (CEP) 3.0 Specification (OC-SP-CEP3.0-I01-100827), is available on the CableLabs Web site (see link below).


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3D Open Specification for 3DTVp

"3D Open Specification" was announced at NAB by Jason Power, Dolby's senior director of marketing. Dolby's new open specification for broadcast 3D delivery details how 3D images can be encoded and carried using frame-compatible techniques through a conventional 2D broadcast infrastructure.


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DVB shifts to top gear for 3DTV

Broadcasters in different parts of the world have announced their intention to start 3DTV broadcasting this year (2010). The DVB Project has responded to this with a programme of work which should lead to standards for 3DTV. The current plan is that the phase 1 of the 3DTV system will be agreed this year.


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HDMI 1.4a

HDMI Licensing released on 4 March 2010 the HDMI Specification Version 1.4a, with enhancements for 3D applications including the addition of mandatory 3D formats for broadcast content and of the 3D format referred to as Top-and-Bottom.


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HDMI 1.4 published

HDMI Licensing last week (5 Feb 2010) announced the features that will be incorporated in the upcoming HDMI 1.4 specification.

This latest version of the HDMI specification offers, among other advancements, networking capabilities with Ethernet connectivity and adds an Audio Return Channel to enable upstream audio connections via the HDMI cable. The HDMI specification 1.4 is now available for download on the HDMI LLC website here.


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