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  • A personal note to all 3D TV pessimists

  • David Roth Weiss

    February 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Dear Pessimists,

    Tuesday I saw the future of TV, and whether you come along screaming and kicking, or come along willingly, you will come along, and your future is definitely going to be 3D TV. And, it’s gonna be everywhere, period, end of story.

    While attending a Matrox road show in beautiful downtown Burbank, CA, I was treated to my very first view of 3D TV, and it was not only good, it was flipping outstanding. The monitor was the newest $9000 JVC 42″ 3D broadcast panel, being fed by JVC’s new BluRay recorder/player, and the material was recorded in Real-D, and we all watched with Real-D glasses, which is, in the opinion of most, the absolute best 3D format presently.

    The bottom line is, any of you pessimists who continue to doubt that the future is 3D TV, and who don’t believe it’s going to be everywhere soon, just go see something as fast as you can in Real-D on a JVC 3D monitor, and you will change your tune immediately.

    And hey, don’t argue that the technology is too expensive, because we all know that $9000 price tag for a broadcast monitor will drop substantially, and consumer sets will also soon cost no more than current 2D models.

    Sincerely,
    David (a 3D optimist)

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Apple Final Cut Pro, Business & Marketing, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.

  • Mark Suszko

    February 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Actually, I WANT the 3-d tech to stay expensive; it’s one way to fend off the “bottom feeders” by keeping the financial and technical barriers to entry higher.

    (only half joking)

  • Jeremy Doyle

    February 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    After seeing Avatar, I agree that you are right. I just wish they could make it happen without glasses. I mean, I paid good money for lasik so I could get rid of them!

  • Mark Suszko

    February 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    So invest in the 3-d contact lenses:-)

  • Fernando Mol

    February 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Greetings from Mexico.

    Here we’re still far from having a decent transition between SD to HD (in the final delivery, at least). So, I hope 3D TV gets here before the flying cars.

    😉

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  • Nick Griffin

    February 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    [Jeremy Doyle] “After seeing Avatar, I agree that you are right.”

    My thinking exactly. Once they’ve seen the big city, how you gonna keep ’em down on the farm? 3D could turn out to be the jump start for Blu-Ray and its data capabilities that everyone’s been waiting for. Sure the prices of everything will come down as adoption rates reach critical mass, but I won’t be happy until I can get the 96″ 3D screen.

  • David Roth Weiss

    February 4, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    [Jeremy Doyle] “I just wish they could make it happen without glasses. I mean, I paid good money for lasik so I could get rid of them!”

    Don’t fret Jeremy, the technology is already here, it’s just too expensive to implement at present. This was discussed at the event I attended, and the guy from JVC told us that it’s just a matter of time.

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Apple Final Cut Pro, Business & Marketing, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.

  • Brendan Coots

    February 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    The one thing I fear in this big push towards 3D is that it isn’t easy to do right and the “bad” implementations may turn people off to it altogether. It’s really complicated to get good results. I attended a 3D seminar at Dolby Labs featuring a bunch of well regarded VFX sups and it really opened my eyes to just how tough it is to get it right.

    All in all, HD adoption took a decade and still counting. I am hoping 3DTV doesn’t take as long. I’m with you all around, this is some pretty cool stuff and very exciting for the future of media in general. I have a feeling that, short term, the internet will be the best venue for 3D simply because it sidesteps some of the tougher cost and tech hurdles in true 3DTV rollout, even if it is limited to the dreaded red&blues.

    Brendan Coots
    Splitvision Digital
    http://www.splitvisiondigital.com

  • Gav Bott

    February 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Just a quick note for those of you that are experts on this:-

    The amount of data streaming in a player for 3D, Blue Ray size and above only?

    Thanks

    Gav

    The Brit in Brisbane
    The Pomme in Production – Brisbane Australia.

  • Craig Seeman

    February 5, 2010 at 12:48 am

    After you’ve invested in the 3DTV and all the 3D professional video cameras and post workflow over the next two years . . . the first holodeck “movie” will come out.

    Things are moving so fast I think I’m going to rent my next home entertainment center. Anyone looking for a few good quadrophonic LPs? I also have a friend with a huge collection of LaserDiscs.

    “In the future the ROI on video production gear purchases will be measured in minutes.”
    -anon

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