The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on
Thursday announced that its specialized study group has
developed the standards for 3DTV.
New ITU specifications on 3DTV will provide much needed
tools to evaluate, make, and exchange 3DTV programmes.
Intended to promote the further use of this format
worldwide, the new specifications are being submitted to
administrations for approval.
The ITU-R specs focus on 3DTV programme production and
broadcasting in the two formats that are in use
worldwide: the '720p' and the '1080i/p HDTV'
environments. Recommendations were also agreed on the
digital interfaces used in studios for 3DTV programme
production, and on the general requirements for 3DTV.
ITU-R Study Group 6 also agreed a recommendation for the
methods to evaluate the quality of 3DTV images, which
relates to three aspects, or quality factors: picture
quality, depth, and comfort levels.
ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure says, "3DTV has
made a huge impact on TV viewers around the world and
led to new developments and opportunities in the
broadcast and manufacturing sectors."
The standards, he says, "will provide fresh impetus to
this exciting television format."