TDVision Systems Inc., the world leader in stereoscopic distribution technologies, announced today it will launch its new 3DLEAP stereoscopic adoption initiative. TDVision will have experts on-hand to discuss the company’s Full High Definition 3D, bandwidth optimized, and 2D legacy compatible technology, known as the powerful “Encode Once, Deploy Everywhere” 2D+Delta System for videostreams at the CES 2011 Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6th – 9th.
TDVision can be found at the Sisvel exhibit located at LVCC South Hall Lower Level 20537.
“Over the past year, the consumer electronics industry has embraced 3D as a vital initiative. After several months of market penetration, user feedback, and broadcast evaluation of interim and half resolution 3D formats, the 3D industry is gaining strength and users demand more content and a better quality experience. In order to ramp up the generation of top quality content, production and broadcast costs need to be efficient. TDVision Systems provides a solution to these pressing demands,” said Ethan Schur, CMO of TDVision Systems.
TDVision has developed the 3D Licensing and Early Adoption Program “3DLEAP.” The 3DLEAP initiative enables early adoption of technologies such as 2D+Delta, Dynamic Convergence, and Advanced Profiles. TDVision’s patented and award-winning 2D+Delta system is also known as the TDVCodec, and TDVision’s IP has been declared to the “Multiview Video Coding” (MVC) codec (ISO-MPEG-14496-10:2008, Amendment 1) standard, an extension to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) recently adopted by the Blu-ray(TM) Disc Association as the Blu-ray 3D(TM) specification.
TDVision’s groundbreaking 2D+Delta system solves the problems inherent with current, “Frame Compatible” half resolution interim 3D video formatting.
“With our 2D+Delta Service Compatible System we provide full HD 3D and save considerable bandwidth over current Frame Compatible half-resolution solutions. We do this by providing a single, highly compressed and correlated broadcast stream that can serve both the rapidly growing number of new 3D users in full HD per view as well as the current base of 2D legacy users. Our system provides higher quality and compatibility at a lower cost,” said Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, CEO of TDVision Systems.
TDVision’s innovative stereoscopic encoding system takes advantage of the redundancies that occur naturally between the two stereoscopic views, leading to superior bandwidth savings. The similarities between the two views are removed and only the differences are compressed. This compressed difference, or “Delta,” is stored in the video stream, along with one of the views as the 2D version, in such a way that the updated decoders retrieve the 2D and the Delta to reconstruct the full HD 3D stereoscopic video. Legacy decoders and set top boxes simply ignore the 3D information and display the full 2D HD signal. This opens the door for a single broadcast stream that can be seen by all existing cable, satellite and over the air users, “In full HD 3D where available.”
2D+Delta Advanced Profiles are developed to provide Full HD 3D quality at a reduced bitrate for bandwidth limited distribution platforms. TDVision Systems has partnered with different chipset manufacturers to implement the 2D+Delta encoding methodology.
In June 2010, TDVision granted Sisvel the exclusive rights to manage TDVision’s Stereoscopic 3D IP.