SMPTE Announces 3D Summer Conference
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.: The Society of
Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the International
Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment. The event will take
place in New York City on July 13-14, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis, Times
Square. Online registration opens April 9, 2010 at www.smpte.org.
“Just as we did with HD, SMPTE is gathering leading experts to explore the
scientific depths of 3D--and to set the stage for even more groundbreaking
applications across the media and entertainment industry,” said Ken Fuller,
SMPTE has issued a call for papers for the conference. Topics include human
perception and stereopsis; advances in stereoscopic camera architectures;
multiview video coding; light-field camera applications for 3D image acquisition;
real-time 2D-to-3D conversion algorithms; 3D tracking software; advances in
autostereoscopic displays; and emerging technologies.
SMPTE embarked upon creating a stereoscopic 3D Home Master standard last year.
It’s intended as the “cornerstone of the entire 3D content chain,” according to
“This standard will provide high-level image formatting requirements for the
source materials authored and delivered by content developers,” the
organization said. “It will also provide requirements for the delivery of those
materials to all distribution channels, from physical media to terrestrial,
satellite, cable, and other streaming service providers.”
SMPTE expects to finalize the core specs of the standard by the end of this
Deborah D. McAdams