Stream TV wins Pioneer Award for 3D without glasses
Michelle Clancy | 05-10-2012
Stream TV Networks has won the Pioneer Award from the 3D Film Festival for executing the world's first 3D-without-glasses live concert presentation.
The festival, which features independent movies filmed in 3D, concluded with a performance by Quincy Jones and the Global Gumbo All-Stars that Stream TV Networks showcased live for viewers in autostereoscopic 3D from the Marriott Mixing Room in Los Angeles. The milestone marks the first concert ever to be shown live in 3D without glasses.
High-definition 3D cameras photographed the event, sending a video feed to Stream TV Network's proprietary SeeCube, which converted the show in real-time to glasses-free 3D.
Stream TV's Ultra-D technology uses the disparity between images to produce a high-resolution output. This allows for 3D without viewing angles or distortion. Consumers can use the bundled SeeCube Media Center Style Auto Conversion Set Top Box to convert any type of source content into 3D without glasses, it says, including cable and satellite TV channels, Blu-ray, Xbox, iTunes, Apple TV, Google TV, YouTube, Netflix and other feeds.
"We are thrilled to be recognised by the 3D Film Festival as one of the recipients of the 2012 Pioneer Award," said Mathu Rajan, CEO of Stream TV Networks. "This recognition is yet another validation for the Ultra-D technology becoming the standard in 3D without glasses technology worldwide."