Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene Concert in 3D on Philips WOWvx 3D Displays

Philips has shown the well known Oxygène concert that was re-recorded by Alfacam, in 3D without glasses, to a private audience of media and financial analysts at the Eurocam Media Center in Lint, Antwerp.

Belgium-based Alfacam, the European leader High Definition television facilities, re-recorded Oxygène with four sets of stereo cameras. Oxygène is the former number 1 album with instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean Michel Jarre in 1976. Now, more than 30 years later, Philips makes it possible to view this concert in 3D, using their stereo-to-3D conversion tool, the BlueBox.

Philips has developed the BlueBox, a service suite of advanced 3D content creation tools that convert stereo and 2D video content to 3D. This empowers content creators by enabling efficient (semi-automated) and high quality offline conversion of existing 2D video content to the 2D-plus-Depth format, used in the Philips WOWvx 3D displays.

The 3D experience and its out-of-screen 3D effects fascinate and seduce viewers, making concerts in 3D much more immersive than in 2D. No glasses are needed to view the Philips 3D displays and it gives an element of surprise that leaves the target audience with an amazing and entertaining 3D multimedia experience.

Gabriel Fehervari, CEO of Alfacam and CEO of EURO1080: “Alfacam has always positioned itself as an innovator in the TV facilities world. We were the first to introduce HDTV in Europe and we were also the first to broadcast HDTV in Europe. Now we are taking it a step further by gaining experience with the newest 3D HDTV technology. To many, 3D might seem still far away, but to us the future started today.”

Source: BroadcastBuyer