Panasonic’s Univsersal City 3D Labs has been working on a 3D version of a blu-ray player.
Panasonic R&D team have been working on a 3D version of a blu-ray player, according to UK website hdtv.org.uk.
“Overcoming a number of technical challenges, Panasonic are aiming to release a 3D Blu-ray deck some time in 2010,” the site reports.
Apparently technicians have developed a new compression standard, which they are calling a AVC multi-view codec. “This codec takes the form of a left channel encoded as usual to provide a 2D version of a film while the right channel offers the 3D effect.”
For those who attended CES this year and visited their stand, this comes as no surprise, as they showcased a prototype Plasma 3D Full HD home theatre system, a 3D-ready digital cinema projector with a 380-inch screen theater for 3D HD picture quality evaluation, and a 3-D ready MPEG-4 AVC High Profile encoder and the event.