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This month our articles are kicked off by Richard LaBerge of SENSIO Technologies, who argues that taking a multi-platform approach to Live 3D can bridge the gap between cost-intensive trials and revenue-generating full-scale deployment.
Steve Shaw of Light Illusion begins his fabulous seven-part series on the basics of shooting S3D, with some rules and terminology. Have a pair of red/cyan glasses handy for Part 2!
Our opinion piece this month looks at the responses from consumers and professionals to the BBC's Wimbledon tennis coverage. This is followed by a superb explanation by Jason Coles of Can Communicate, on the camera setups and production workflow for the Wimbledon 3D coverage. And don't miss our Wimbledon in 3D Spotlight for more detail on what was involved in this landmark broadcast.
Chris Chinnock of Insight Media makes the case for autostereoscopic 3D digital signage, while Panasonic's Markus Naegele talks us through some basic choices for shooting S3D, and explains the advantages of Panasonic S3D cameras. Our Growing Business column is hosted by Jason Deadrich of Fordela Corporation, who explains how the cloud can be used to monetise and deliver 3D content. And finally, we have a show preview of S3D activities at IBC 2011. Enjoy!
-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor