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More Details Regarding Stereo 3D Conversions — Technology Is Growing


[3D TV]

… I ran into a very interesting report from Below The Line (via IBC), which mentions more professional methods of ; and goes into detail regarding how the process works.

What is also interesting about this piece is how it describes the advancements stereo  has made from the way it was as recently as 2010.

“we’re seeing a rise in stereo conversion. Converting standard 2D images into stereo 3D has come a long way since 2010’s Clash of the Titans, with the final installment of the Harry Potter saga providing a great example of tasteful and effective stereoscopy,” according to BTL’s Eric Philpott. …

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Cineimage Invests In The Pixel Farm Software for Restoration and 3D Conversion Projects


[3D Roundabout]

Multi-license deal boosts productivity on restoration and 3D conversion projects

London-based restoration and 2D-to-3D conversion facility, Cineimage, has committed to the largest single European purchase of The Pixel Farm’s restoration and remastering software and systems. The facility, relaunching at 179 Wardour Street, Soho, has invested in multiple licenses of The Pixel Farm’s PFClean restoration and remastering system, with PFSilo forming the backbone of a high-performance collaborative pipeline and management workflow.

Cineimage has a proven industry reputation among archives, and an enviable track-record in high-quality restoration, being responsible for the full clean-up, repair and deliverables on a large number of classic movies using PFClean. These include Brief Encounter (BFI/David Lean Foundation/ITV), The Ipcress File (ITV), Babylon (Icon Home Entertainment), Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (Recorded Picture Company/Hanway Films), and The Last Emperor (Recorded Picture Company/Hanway Films).  …

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Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit

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