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TDVisions Now Offers a Proprietary 3D Encoder That Works With Virtually Any HD Camera

An Illinois company, TDVision Systems, used the CES show in Las Vegas to introduce a new 3D system that uses a proprietary high-definition camera called the TDVCam. The technology allows images to be recorded simultaneously for both 3D and 2D viewers.
The TDVCam captures a 2D stereoscopic video stream and then converts it to allow 3D viewing on any 2D platform.

Any HD camera could be modified to embed TDVision’s proprietary 3D encoder, which can record and output a compatible 3D MPEG video stream. Viewers who purchase the TDVisor, a set of $500 3D goggles with built-in standard-definition video screens and decoders, can view the 2D images as a 3D signal. The camera’s 2D signal operates as usual and can be viewed in any 2D monitor.

HD versions of the goggles, weighing six ounces, are also available in 800×600, 1024×768 and 1280×720 resolutions.

The TDVisor goggles allow the viewer to adjust the interocular distance (distance between the eyes). The optics provide an equivalent screen size of 72 inches diagonal at 10 feet for the 800×600 version and 108 inches at 10 feet for the HD version. New LCoS are being used to reduce power consumption and the heat problems have been solved completely.

The TDVisor can be connected to a PC and, used with TDVision software, the company says it will enable true 3D visualization of computer-generated content, animations, videogames and video streams.

The company said it's initially focused on gaming and digital imaging but is helping broadcasters and cable networks create and deliver 3D high definition in the near future.

Manuel Gutierrez, TDVision Systems CTO and chairman, said TDVision can easily add the encoding technology to other cameras because it does not involve optics.

For more information, visit http://www.tdvisionsystems.com/TDVision/index.html.

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