TDVision Systems, Inc. might not be a name that is familiar to everyone, but they are the leader when it comes to design and development of 3D digital infrastructures and visualization systems, and CES 2009 will be the platform where they will be showcasing their TDVCodec encoding and decoding system for High Definition 3D Digital Video streams which offer Blu-ray support and is able to broadcast at up to 1,920 x 1,080p resolution per-eye there. The main theme of the demonstration is “encode once and deploy anywhere.”
According to Manuel Gutierrez, President and CEO of TDVision, “Stereoscopic HD3D is here. TDVision set the bar almost a year ago at CES and then in April 2008, presenting the working implementation of the TDVCodec running on a Blu-ray disc and a 3D Ready DLP at NAB. Now we have optimized our systems and we are proud to demonstrate that this can be in your home today, working over existing pipelines, running on every existing and future 3D display at the best native resolution, even in 2D HD for backwards compatibility. TDVision’s patented technology has also been implemented as Intra-view coding in the MVC MPEG4 H.264 extension recommendation initiative by comparing the difference between left and right channels. This eliminates redundant information and optimizes the bandwidth required for a given infrastructure such as cable, satellite, ATSC 1.0/2.0 and Blu-ray disc. The TDVCodec is the best and only way to deploy HD 3D with no loss in color, quality, frame rate or resolution. All other existing technologies like spatial squeezing or display pre-formatted techniques defeat the purpose of realistic 3D imagery by cutting resolution in more than half and at times showing only 25 percent of the original pixels after formatting and presenting to a 3D Ready Display. TDVision has simply created the first class and preeminent codec that provides full 100% 1080p per eye as close as possible to the original content.”
Guess our team at CES 2009 will be able to make a beeline to check out how high quality cinematic content encoded in the TDVision format will look like.