Key 3D Events Announced for 24th Stereoscopic Displays Conference

The annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference – the world’s premier conference for 3D innovation – announced details of three key events at the upcoming meeting, to be held February 4-6, 2013.

This year’s SD&A Keynote Presenters are Jim DeFilippis, who oversaw the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic 3D coverage, and Vivian Walworth, who had a 21 year career at Polaroid Corporation, worked with Edwin Land, and pioneered several polarized stereoscopic display technologies. The SD&A keynote presentations allow the audience to hear leading lights in the 3D industry reflecting on a particular area of stereoscopic imaging.

Vivian Walworth, President and CTO of StereoJet, Inc., will deliver the first keynote presentation on February 4: “History of Polarized Image Stereoscopic Display.” This presentation will recount the historical development of stereoscopic display through utilization of light polarization. The talk will include personal recollections of experiences with key inventors and colleagues, as well as early adventures in exploitation of the technology.

Jim DeFilippis, Broadcast Engineering Consultant, will deliver the second keynote presentation on February 5: “Coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games in 3D.” The London 2012 Olympics provided the opportunity to broadcast a 3D channel in many markets worldwide. He will present the unique challenges in providing 3D coverage, from organizing the 3D channel as well as the technical challenge of covering sports in 3D while accommodating the full-up 2D production with an emphasis on what worked and what did not.

The third event to be announced is the SD&A Discussion Forum to be held on Wednesday February 6. Gregg Favalora, Principal at Optics for Hire, will moderate the discussion forum on “3D Movies – Is There Enough Depth?” This title is an intentional play on words. It could spur a discussion of whether 3D movies have sufficient narrative quality or whether 3D movies have sufficient binocular depth range. Be prepared for a lively discussion with plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience. Panel members include:

• Jason Goodman, stereographer, 21st Century 3D (The Amazing Spiderman 3D)
• Eric Kurland, stereographer, 3-DIY (The Simpsons – The Longest Daycare 3D)
• Jenny Read, vision scientist, University of Newcastle (UK)
• Graham Clark, head of stereography, Stereo D (UK) (The Avengers 3D)

Further details are available here:

www.stereoscopic.org/2013/program.html

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