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The New Year set off at a pace as always thanks to the International CES, but as 4K and OLED stole the show in terms of new TV displays, this gave rise to another round of '3D is dead' headlines. In 20 years of trade publishing, we've never known another technology create such emotional outbursts, and it's downright baffling when nearly all of the new TVs being written about support 3D. Beyond these outbursts, was a wide range of 3D product launches including cameras, projectors, autostereoscopic displays, converters, processors and delivery options - some of which you can find here.

BBC North controller of production Mark Harrison has added to this very polarised (pun intended) debate here in the UK, saying "everyone has finally accepted 3D TV is dead" and "3D’s place has been taken by 4K, or Ultra HD". Sky on the other hand forges ahead by announcing that its 3D channel will be available to more of its 4.5m HD subscribers, and by producing and broadcasting the Queen's Christmas speech in 3D for the first time.

Next week we're off to ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) in Amsterdam, where there will be plenty to see in terms of 3D displays, projectors and all sorts of AV applications - a preview of some of what's on offer can be found here. If you haven't registered yet, you can use our invitation code 258197 for free entry. The use of 3D is growing steadily outside of the broadcast industry, and thankfully doesn't suffer from the same 'the end is nigh' pronouncements.

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-Yasmin Hashmi
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-Stella Plumbridge
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SD&A 2013
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11-13 March 2013
Madrid, Spain

NAB Show 2013
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Latest Books etc

Stereoscopic HDTV: Research at NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories
By Hirokazu Yamanoue, Masaki Emoto and Yuji Nojiri

Exploring 3D: The New Grammar of Stereoscopic Filmmaking
By Adrian Pennington and Carolyn Giardina

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

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Priority news

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 9.1 with Support for Retina Displays

Netflix Announces New Super HD and 3D Video Formats Available via Open Connect ISPs

CEA ‘Beyond 2D Viewing’ Report Finds 21% of U.S. Homes Has at Least One 3D-Enabled TV

International 3D Society Announces 2013 Technology Award Winners

NHK Presents 8K Video at New NAB Labs Futures Park

IHS Screen Digest Finds Global 3D Market Flourishes Across Cinema, Home Video and TV VoD Platforms

Other news

Dimenco Discusses 4K Panels Enabling the Glasses-Free 3D Market at the ISE 2013 Megapixel Summit

Key 3D Events Announced for 24th Stereoscopic Displays Conference

imcube labs Provides 2D-to-3D Conversion Service for Queen’s 2012 Christmas Speech

3D Theatre Presents Real-World Applications at ISE 2013

3d-berlin Presents its Guide3D Navigation Systems on Autostereoscopic Displays at ISE 2013

Sony Brings 3D and 4K Home Entertainment to ISE 2013

VNS Shows GeoBox Passive 3D Processors at ISE 2013

Mviewtech Exhibits Mviewer Active 3D Edge Blending Solutions at ISE 2013

Tridelity Presents 3×3 165-Inch and 2×2 110-Inch Glass-Free 3D Walls at ISE 2013

Volfoni and EON Reality Present on 3D Education at ISE 2013

WolfVision Demos VZ-C3D 3D Visualizer at ISE 2013

Lumens Shows 3D101 Ladibug Visualiser at ISE 2013

Sony Adds HDR-TD30V Full HD 3D Camcorder to its 2013 Handycam Line-Up

Samsung Launches NX300 Camera with 45mm 2D/3D Single-Lens System

Vivitek Introduces Qumi Q7 3D-Ready LED Pico Projector

BenQ Debuts W1070 and W1080ST Full HD 1080p 3D Home Entertainment Projectors

Wolf Cinema Adds Graywolf and Graywolf 4K 3D Projectors to its Home Cinema Line-Up

Lionsgate and Samsung Partner to Expand Availability of 3D Content in the Home

DDD Group Launches Yabazam 3D Movie Subscription Service for LG 3D Smart TVs

NHK Media Technology Submits its Advanced Stereo 3D Transmission Format to ARIB for Standardisation

Dimenco Introduces Nabla for Full HD 2D and Glasses-Free 3D Display

DTI and 3D Impact Media Demo Real-Time Conversion of 2D/3D Content to HD Glasses-Free 3D Displays

Pixelworks Debuts 4Kx2K Ultra High Definition MotionEngine Video Display Processors Supporting 3D Viewing

Stream TV Networks Debuts Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D Ready Displays

Epson Debuts Ultra Bright PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD 2D/3D Projector

IHS Screen Digest Finds Blu-ray 3D Comes of Age in US Market

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3 Signs That 3D Movies Are The Way Of The Future
By Kirsten Acuna, Business Insider

Interactive Stereoscopic Displays
By Robert Earl Patterson, Infinite Z

Fulldome 3D for Everyone
By Roberto Ziche, fddb The Fulldome Database

3D is Not a Fragile Egg
By Al Caudullo, 3DGuy Productions

When the Internet Goes 3D
By Laurence Cruz

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