New ITU-R Recommendations Set To Boost 3D TV
ITU is coming up with a set of protocol that needs to be complied with so far as 3D format in the TV world goes. These set of rules is expected to place some form of standardization in this yet open forum. It would lay down rules that would enable exchange of 3D TV programs as well as tools to evaluate the programs. The rules are being expedited for implementation.
The protocol is being developed by ITU Radio Communication Sector (ITU-R) and the panel which is discussing and formulating the rules comprises of people from the world of broadcasting, television and other regulatory bodies which forms the Study Group 6.
The protocol would deal with TV broadcast formats of the 720p and 1080i/p HDTV. It would also have rules that deal with general 3D TV broadcast as well as production of 3D TV programs.
The study group is also coming up with a set of yardsticks that would help in measuring a 3D TV program. The basic indices for the measurement would be picture quality, comfort levels and the depth of the content.
In the words of Dr. Toura, the work by this study group has led to great improvements in the standard and quality of 3D format so far as TV world goes. While ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure said, “The new ITU-R Recommendations will provide fresh impetus to this exciting television format.”
Christopher Dosch, the chairman of the ITU-R study group 6 added: “This suite of Recommendations illustrates the coordinated work of experts from various disciplines working together in the ITU Study Group. The ITU-R’s main job is to agree Recommendations, and we are clearly succeeding with 3D TV.”