An Overview for Developing End-to-End Standards for 3-D TV in the Home

Enthusiastic consumer response to recent 3-D theatrical releases is demonstrating users’ appetite for 3-D content, and 3-D seems destined to become the next killer application for the home-entertainment industry. Until then, the standardization of 3-D formats for mastering and distribution is critically important for a successful introduction to the consumer market.

This article provides a comprehensive snapshot of the current standards development effort under way at SMPTE, as well as at the Consumer Electronics Associa-tion (CEA), the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), the DVD Forum, ISO/IEC/MPEG, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

By William Zou, Information Display