New stereoscopic 3D channel on the Web extends 3D content reach to millions of stereoscopic devices with the most universal 3D transmission system available.
General 3D announced today a 24/7 stereoscopic 3D streaming video channel called F33D on its 3DF33D website. Once registered, Chrome 9 and Firefox 4 Beta users can visit the F33D channel (3DF33D.tv/f33d) and view 3D videos on virtually any Web-connected 3D device. F33D broadcast is available for premium content with subscription-based, Pay Per View and advertising- supported viewing.
General 3D hosts stereoscopic videos on its 3DF33D website, which are accessed using the company?s patent pending HTML5/WebGL 3D Video Pipeline using new HTML5 browsers from Google and Mozilla. In addition, the company has created interactive stereoscopic 3D applications as the basis for 3D advertising and games.
Keith Fredericks, CEO of General 3D said, “We have built the most universal system with the greatest reach, to transmit and view stereoscopic 3D on the millions of existing 3D devices, and new 3D devices coming in the future.”
Traditional broadcast is struggling to maintain viewership, while the Web continues its explosive growth. Even so, traditional broadcast networks have launched 3D channels, each of which can be viewed by only a small fraction of the 5 million+ stereoscopic 3D devices installed worldwide. 3DF33D?s Web-based stereoscopic 3D broadcast reach is unlimited, being accessible to 3DPCs, 3DTVs and 3D Mobile devices worldwide.
The 3DF33D system is based on:
1. Interoperability – Support for all 3D device types. Support for all operating systems. Support for all HTML5/WebGL browsers. Capability to share stereoscopic photos and videos between 3DTVs, 3DPCs and 3D Mobile handsets.
2. Extensibility – WebGL makes it easy to extend to new 3D device types. 3. HTML5/WebGL – The new mainstream Web architecture.
General 3D believes that glasses-free (autostereoscopic) displays will be the dominant 3D displays of the future. General 3D already supports glasses-free mobile phones and will support glasses-free (autostereoscopic MultiView) in the home when it arrives.
Fredericks added, “3D systems locked-in to single-vendor technologies, systems based on Flash and and those based solely on 2-view transmission will go the way of the dodo.”