DTG 3DTV Technical Seminar – London: The DVB is hoping that its work on 3D television will be passed to the organisation’s steering board before the end of the year. As is the case with much of the DVB’s work, standardisation will then be sought through ETSI.
Speaking at the DTG technical seminar in London, David Wood, who chairs the DVB’s 3D commercial module said the group will meet next week to discuss its work and that of the initial technical module led by BSkyB’s David Daniels. The two modules will work in tandem, the technical module looking at the feasibility of the requirements drawn up by its commercial counterpart.
Separately the European Broadcasting Union, where Wood is head of new technology, will commence work on its own study mission next month. The organization has already received representation from the Japanese broadcaster NHK, which is concerned over possible eyestrain experienced by the young when viewing 3D.
Wood also said the EBU would look into whether smaller broadcasters were capable of adhering to the production levels set by James Cameron’s Avatar.