SterGen to demo 3D conversion of 2D sports feeds

SterGen develops 2D to 3D video conversion technologies for the TV sports market. Using the normal 2D sports feed, SterGen automatically converts it on-the-fly into high quality 3D in real time, with lower operational costs while providing a viewer experience similar to native 3D. At IBC 2012 in Amsterdam this week, SterGen will be exhibiting 2D to 3D conversion for football, tennis, and baseball.

According to the company, SterGen’s technology solves the flatness problem of the wide angle shots in sports venues while embodying the sports specific variables into the low cameras as well, thus providing a superior and scalable 3D viewing experience.

Production workflows supporting a variety of needs and configurations:

·           Full 2D →3D  conversion of venue feeds. This can be done in the comfort of your studio or anywhere else on the video path.

·           Hybrid Production: SterGen’s system can be deployed in the stadium and integrated with the OB equipment. Typically the conversion is done for the high 2D cameras while native 3D is used for the low cameras.

·           Archive and Highlights real time conversion  (both SD and HD material)

·           3D Graphics Integration – SterGen detects depth changes and matches video and graphics depth of field according to the parallax

SterGen’s system can take a single 2D source and simultaneously produce several 3D feeds fitting the different stereo requirements of different display screens, including cinema, TV sets, smartphones, and tablets.

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