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Blu-Ray 3D standard under the Christmas Tree

The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced the finalization of the Blu-ray 3D disc specs, with support being confirmed for the PlayStation 3. The specification allows every Blu-ray 3D player and movie to deliver Full HD 1080p resolution to each eye, regardless of whether that display uses LCD, Plasma or other technology and regardless of what 3D technology the display uses.

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The Blu-ray 3D specification calls for encoding 3D video using the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) codec, an extension to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec currently supported by all Blu-ray Disc players. MPEG4-MVC compresses both left and right eye views with a typical 50% overhead compared to equivalent 2D content, and can provide backward compatibility with 2D Blu-ray Disc players. The specification also incorporates enhanced graphic features for 3D. These features provide a new experience for users, enabling navigation using 3D graphic menus and displaying 3D subtitles positioned in 3D video. Read the complete announcement on BusinessWire here.