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NAB Exhibition: DCPs and 3D

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits showed its easyDCP software, which runs on a standard PC or Mac and is designed as a simple system for the creation of Digital Cinema Packages. easyDCP and easyDCP+ (which includes stereoscopic 3D support) is now available. A version with hardware acceleration will be available in the fall.

Fraunhofer also showed its new DCPplayer, a JPEG2000 decoding software that enables real-time playback of 2K DCPs and JPEG2000 image sequences on a standard PC with Nvidia graphic card.

– TD Vision  showed integration of its technology with Magnum Semiconductor encoding chip sets. TD Vision reported it would enable Full HD 3D in real time at a bit rate that fits into a broadcast channel. It supports 1080P/60fps per bit.

–DVS is previewing version 3.0 of its Clipster post system. Scheduled new features include: The ability to create a 3D DCP, 3D timeline editing, and real-time full quality 4K decoding and debayering of Red material.

NICT Shows Research

Japan-based research organization NICT may have been one of the most talked about stands at NAB. The research on display included: 

–A multi-sensory interaction system—for some NAB goers, this was their top demo. The user wears 3D glasses to see a virtual object. In space, one can “touch” the object and hear the object. Suggested future applications include museums and education.

–A floating touch display allowed one to virtually “play a piano.” Suggested apps include smart phone control, without requiring actual touch.

–A glasses free HD 3D display

–Interactive panoramic video technology.

–4K content capture

–A hologram (see separate post)

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