Zoran Corporation Licenses RealD Format

Zoran Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for consumer electronics, and RealD, a leading 3D technology provider for cinema, home and professional applications, announced that Zoran has licensed the stereoscopic RealD Format and will incorporate support for 3D content delivery and display technology into its TV, set-top box and Blu-ray products. Zoran’s TV reference design with integrated RealD 3D support is available now.

Manufacturers of set-top boxes, televisions and other consumer electronics products that use Zoran’s SupraHD, SupraXD and VaddisHD multimedia processors can now support content delivered in the RealD Format and display high-definition 3D with no additional hardware required.

The RealD Format is a patented version of a side-by-side 3D formatting technology. It utilizes a unique set of filters and other technology to multiplex left eye and right eye 3D image streams into a single channel for delivery of high-definition progressive or interlaced 3D video using today’s HD infrastructure, including existing HD set-top boxes and DVRs, to any 3D-enabled display type. The side-by-side format was recently named in HDMI Specification Version 1.4a as a mandatory format for the transmission of 3D content between devices.

Source: Business Wire