It looks like the boys and girls over at the International Communication Union have spared no effort in getting things up to speed. Just a week ago, we understand that they've drafted the necessary technical specifications for 4K and 8K standards, categorized under the UHDTV (Ultra High Definition Television) format. Just so you know, these folks are also the ones responsible for establishing worldwide standards in TV broadcasting among other responsibilities. To keep the ball rolling, the ITU's radio communication division (ITU-R) recently announced standards for 3D TV programming as well. These new set of recommendations were laid out with the help of broadcasters, industry professionals, and regulating bodies, who form the ITU-R Study Group 6.
According to ITU's press release, the new 3D TV standards will focus on two existing high-definition formats, 720p and 1080p. Simply known as 'Recommendations', the freshly drafted 3D standards will be used to lay down guidelines for digital interfaces used by film studios in 3D TV programme production and general requirements for 3D TV sets. To ascertain the visual quality of 3D TV contents, three 'quality factors' have been agreed upon by the study group - the perceived stereoscopic depth, image quality, and the level of viewing comfort experienced by viewers. "These Recommendations will be of great value to those who make and distribute 3D TV programmes today and in the future. They will make the 3D TV world more comfortable for the media community, and will surely encourage the success and further development of 3D TV", said the Chairman of ITU-R's Working Party 6C, David Wood.