The EBU Technical Committee has given its approval to the formation of an EBU Study Group on 3DTV.
Its objective will be to allow EBU members with an interest in 3DTV to find a focal point for information and to exchange experiences on the new medium. It is anticipated that common user requirements will be formulated across the media value chain of production, distribution and consumer.
The EBU will pass on its findings to standard bodies including the DVB, ITU and SMPTE, all of which have established their own 3D committees.
The EBU 3D study group will have its first meeting next month.
Separately, the EBU is involved in two EU-funded projects; ‘Muscade’, which is targeting the use of multi-camera 3D and signal distribution to the home for various 3D display devices and ‘3D-Vivant’, conducting research into so-called ‘holoscopic’ camera and display systems.