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We've definitely caught Olympomania here in the 3Droundabout office and being in London, it's very hard to tear ourselves away from the sporting excellence taking place on our doorstep. If you've been lucky enough to attend any of the events, or have gone out to watch any of the road races, then you'll know that the atmosphere is amazing. The only disappointment is that the 3D coverage is very poorly promoted, there are hardly any public screenings and no 3D streaming via the BBC iPlayer. At the Panasonic Showcase in the Olympic Park we saw 3D clips of the Opening Ceremony, kayaking and gymnastics, but with the queues taking an hour to get through and with limited capacity in the theatre, that's a drop in the ocean. And with NBC getting heavily criticised for choosing to add a 24-hour delay to its 3D broadcasts, unfortunately the London 2012 Olympics are turning out to be a missed opportunity for 3DTV. The Opening Ceremony UK average viewing figures from BARB say it all - 111,000 (0.39%) watched the 3D simulcast on the BBC HD channel. This might be an increase on what the BBC has achieved previously, but it's not exactly going for gold!

With just over a month to go before IBC 2012 opens at the RAI in Amsterdam, our inbox is filling up with news about what will be on display. If you want a preview, bookmark our 3D @ IBC 2012 Spotlight, as we have a lot to add in the run up to the show. If you're exhibiting stereo 3D products or services, send us your show news NOW! You can still register online to attend but the deadline for early-bird registration, giving free entry to the exhibition and discounts on the conference, ends on 15th August.

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Supported events

IFA 2012
31 August -11 September 2012
Berlin, Germany

IBC 2012
Conference: 6-11 September
Exhibition: 7-11 September 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3D Entertainment Summit
19-20 September 2012
Hollywood, USA

19-21 September 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

InfoComm Middle East & Africa 2012
14-18 October 2012
Dubai, UAE

19-21 October 2012
Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

25-26 October 2012
Potsdam, Germany

BVE North
13-14 November 2012
Manchester, UK

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Latest Books etc

3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema
By Ray Zone

S3D Now! – a Stereoscopic Experiment for Film and TV
By Max Hemmo

3-DIY: Stereoscopic Moviemaking on an Indie Budget
By Ray Zone

3D A-to-Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary
By Richard W. Kroon

3D Displays (Wiley Series in Display Technology)
By Ernst Lueder

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Spotlight: London 2012 Olympic Games in 3D

logoLondon2012Panasonic, the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Broadcasting Services are partnering to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the first ever live 3D Olympic Games. We think this landmark event deserves some dedicated attention – our Spotlight offers links to London 2012 related news and articles.

TechBargains Survey Finds Half of Respondents Would Watch the Olympics in 3D if they had the Right Equipment

Stream TV Networks Announces Public Display of Ultra-D 3D Glasses-Free TV in Paris, Berlin, Edinburgh, Prague, Taipei, Philadelphia, Beijing, Shanghai, London and New York in Time for 2012 Olympic Games

NBC Olympics & Panasonic Announce Nearly 80% of U.S. TV Households Will Receive HD 3D Broadcast Feed of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Antenna Hungária Runs Free-to-Air 3D Test Transmission Including Euro 2012 and Summer Olympic Games

[go to Spotlight page...]

Spotlight: 3D @ IBC 2012

logoIBC2012.jpgIBC 2012 is the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content worldwide. Click here to find our coverage of stereoscopic 3D products and technology at IBC 2012.

Show Preview: A Round-Up of Stereoscopic 3D Features at IBC 2012

List of exhibitors showing stereoscopic 3D products or technologies (PDF file)

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Priority news

LG Adds 3D Game Apps to Cinema 3D Smart TV Platform

SWIPE Telecom Introduces 3D LIFE 7-Inch Tablet in India

Nintendo 3DS XL Console Launches Across Europe

Blackmagic Design Acquires Assets of Cintel International

DVB Steering Board Approves Phase 2a of 3DTV Specification

Other news

Holografika Shows HoloVizio C80 Glasses-Free 3D Cinema System at Siggraph 2012

eyeon Ships its Connection Bridge Supporting VFX and Stereoscopic Toolsets Directly in Avid Media Composer, Symphony, NewsCutter and DS Timelines

MEDIENWOCHE@IFA 2012 Announces First 3D Summit Showcasing 3D Trends in Film, TV, Music and Games

Alex and Jono Films and RMIT University Develop RMIT3DV Uncompressed Stereoscopic 3D HD Video Library for Research Applications

Global Industry Analysts Finds Rising Popularity of 3D Content Drives the Global 3D TV Market

International 3D Society Calls for Entries to 3D Technology Awards

Zero Creative Introduces XYZ46ZL4 46-Inch Glasses-Free 3D Display

TI DLP Technology Releases New Chipset with Enhanced 3D Capabilities

3D Stereo MEDIA Issues Call for Papers to International Conference on 3D Imaging 2012

HISPASAT Transmits JEDI 3D TV Demo Channel with Multiview Video Coding Format

CEA Announces Five New Standards Including 3D Video

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Adobe, AJA Video Systems, Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Sisvel Technology

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