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Welcome to the inaugural 3Droundabout newsletter!

This newsletter is an accompaniment to 3Droundabout - a new online trade magazine for stereoscopic 3D content creation, delivery and display, focusing on the EMEA region. It covers any application that requires professionally-produced 3D content or professional installation, including broadcast, theatrical film, digital cinema, education, digital signage, simulations, themed attractions, live events, business presentations, gaming and home cinema.

I am delighted to be introducing a magazine to a new industry with so much goodwill and enthusiasm! This is a growing community with a lot to discover and learn, and many 'firsts' yet to achieve. 3Droundabout's mission is to educate, inform and help the industry grow - to make sense of the vast amount of information out there, and to be your number one resource for all things S3D!

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-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher

A warm welcome from the Editor! In this first issue of the 3Droundabout newsletter you will find a range of articles covering technical and business issues concerning stereoscopic 3D (S3D).

We've been populating the site for over 6 months now, so in addition to this newsletter, there is a wealth of content to discover at the site. Dive in and do let us know if you have something to contribute - whether it's a technical or business article, a case study of an application, or news. You can also comment on any of the articles or news at the site.

This month's articles have a focus on TV, and start with an overview of the 3D Tile Format, which is a way of broadcasting 3DTV using existing 2D infrastructure. Meanwhile, for a world where it is not mandatory to use an existing set-top box, David Wood of the EBU suggests ideas of what Phase 2 of the DVB 3DTV standard could include. Take part in our poll on whether 3D is dead, dying or just growing up in this month's Opinion piece. Our first case study is by Abraham Joffe of Untitled Film Works, who shot the world's first 3D wedding video. We have a show report for the Dimension 3 event in Paris, and a write-up of the world's first public screening of football on an AS3D screen. Torsten Hoffmann of Global Media Consult looks at sourcing 3D content for broadcast and VOD, and finally, we have a round up of recent market research on S3D TV and film. Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

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Supported events

3D Masters
15 June 2011
BAFTA, London, UK

DV Expo East
22 June 2011
Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York, USA

SMPTE 2nd Annual International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment
22 June 2011
Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York, USA

IFA 2011
2-7 September 2011
Berlin, Germany

IBC 2011
Conference: 8-13 Sept. 2011
Exhibition: 9-13 Sept. 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Books etc

3D Cinematography Basics – A Survival Guide
By Geoff Boyle Format

Stereoscopic Video Coding for Mobile Applications
By Buddika Adikari

3D Television (3DTV) Technology, Systems, and Deployment
By Daniel Minoli

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures
By Jeffrey A. Okun and Susan Zwerman

3D TV and 3D Cinema: Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy
By Bernard Mendiburu

Cinema 4D: The Artist’s Project Sourcebook
By Kent McQuilkin

3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures
By Ray Zone

3D Movie Making: Stereoscopic Digital Cinema from Script to Screen
By Bernard Mendiburu

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Feature aticles

Sponsor: Sisvel Technology
A company dedicated to research, development and technical consultancy. It collaborates with entities in both the public and private sectors.


YasminHashmi2The 3D Tile Format for 3D and 2D Viewing via a Single Broadcast Stream
By Yasmin Hashmi, 3Droundabout

DavidWoodPhase 2 of the DVB 3DTV Standard
By David Wood, EBU

StellaPlumbridge-75x75Opinion: Is 3D dead, dying or just growing up?
By Stella Plumbridge, 3Droundabout

Abraham Joffe-75x75Case Study: 3D Wedding Using Panasonic AG-3DA1 Camera and Grass Valley EDIUS Editing Platform
By Abraham Joffe, Untitled Film Works

YasminHashmi2Show Report: The View from Dimension 3 2011
By Yasmin Hashmi, 3Droundabout

StellaPlumbridge-75x75A Football First: The UEFA Champions League Final in Autostereoscopic 3D
By Stella Plumbridge, 3Droundabout

Torsten Hoffmann-75x75Growing Business: 3D Content is Everywhere!
By Torsten Hoffmann, Global Media Consult

StellaPlumbridge-75x75By the Numbers: A Round-Up of Recent Market Research on Stereoscopic 3D TV and Film
By Stella Plumbridge, 3Droundabout

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Priority news

SGO Mistika Equaleyes-75x75SGO Releases Equaleyes for Mistika Offering Fully Automated, Real Time Stereo 3D Alignment

Wimbledon3D-75x75BBC Announces it will Broadcast Live 3D Coverage of Wimbledon Championships

3DI autostereoscopic touchscreen-75x753D International announces 21.5-Inch autostereoscopic touchscreen display

JVC 3D D-ILA projectors-75x75CEDIA Home Technology Event Features 3D Zone Showcasing 3D Home Cinema, Gaming, Sports and Movie Viewing

Asus ROG G53SX-75x75Asus Announces New Republic of Gamers Products Including G53SX Naked Eye 3D Gaming Notebook

LG 3D Cinema pub package-75x75LG Launches Cinema 3D Pub Package with CF3D Projector and Range of Cinema 3D TVs

DECODE D-REX mirror rig-75x75DECODE Launches D-REX and D-RAPTOR 3D Mirror Rigs at Cine Gear Expo

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