2012 Olympics in 3D from NBC & Panasonic - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 166 Old 09-16-2011, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
Lee Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 19,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 44
3D Olympics broadcasting live in 2012, courtesy of Panasonic

Quote:


The London 2012 Olympic Games are destined to be the first broadcast in live HD 3D. The announcement comes via partnership with Panasonic, the International Olympic Committee, and the Olympic Broadcasting Service. The OBS expects to produce over 200 hours of 3D footage covering all of the major events like the opening and closing ceremonies, gymnastics, diving, swimming, and athletics

http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/01/3...ast-panasonic/
Lee Stewart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 166 Old 09-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Senior Member
 
evnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Cool. This would make me switch from Dish to Directv.

Enjoying Nissan Leaf as the primary car for over 6 months : MyNissanLeaf.com
evnow is offline  
post #3 of 166 Old 09-18-2011, 09:14 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rudy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 3,091
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 99
Will NBC carry any of the 3D events?
Rudy1 is online now  
post #4 of 166 Old 01-10-2012, 10:58 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Ken H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 45,876
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
NBC To Broadcast London Olympics in 3D

Network teams with Panasonic to announce plan

The London Olympics will air in 3D, bringing the games right into living rooms equipped with cutting edge televisions.

NBC, which won the rights to broadcast the games, and Panasonic announced the plans Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In addition to having a 3D-capable set, viewers must have service with a carrier that will provide the enhanced coverage. Presumably Comcast -- which owns NBCUniversal -- will be in the mix, along with DirecTV, which has aimed to be the leading provider of 3DTV in the U.S.

"NBC has a history of utilizing technological innovations to distribute the Olympics in new ways for viewers," NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in a statement. "We are proud to continue that tradition by partnering with Panasonic and Olympic Broadcasting Services to distribute the first 3D broadcast of the Games in the U.S. in partnership with our multichannel video programming distributors."

Panasonic is the exclusive Flat-Panel HDTV and Blu-ray Disc Player advertiser for NBC's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Last year, Panasonic announced it would partner with the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Broadcasting Services to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the first ever 3D Olympic Games.

The more than 200 hours of 3D telecasts, to be produced by OBS and shown on next-day delay in the U.S., will span multiple competitions throughout the games, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, gymnastics, diving and swimming. OBS will produce the 3D coverage using Panasonic's 3D production technologies.

'Better Living Through Modern, Expensive, Electronic Devices'

Ken H is offline  
post #5 of 166 Old 01-10-2012, 11:28 AM
AVS Special Member
 
shinksma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wandering the intertubes, on the way to damnation
Posts: 2,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Hmm, wonder whether my local cable co (Brighthouse, associated with TWC) will carry this. Friends have indicated interest in seeing sports in 3D on my home-theater set-up, but I've been shy of spending $10/month on a few games I may or may not have time to watch. I suppose the BCS champ game last night was a good candidate, but didn't think of it in time to get service enabled...

shinksma

My opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my captors.
shinksma is offline  
post #6 of 166 Old 01-10-2012, 11:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
CoreyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Fantastic. Definitely looking forward to this. I am a full on sucker for the Olympic Games. Next best thing to being there hopefully.
CoreyM is online now  
post #7 of 166 Old 01-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Member
 
EVERRET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 18
3D should lend itself Very Well to the Olympics.
EVERRET is offline  
post #8 of 166 Old 01-11-2012, 05:33 AM
AVS Special Member
 
browerjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Posts: 1,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Crossing my fingers U-Verse picks this up. Not holding my breath though...

XBL GT: DMBFiredancer
browerjs is online now  
post #9 of 166 Old 04-03-2012, 08:26 AM
AVS Special Member
 
JuiceRocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Posts: 4,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 30
Have there been any more updates on this?

-JR
JuiceRocket is offline  
post #10 of 166 Old 04-04-2012, 09:56 PM
Advanced Member
 
NorthTV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
There are 3D Blu-rays available for the Olympics held in China. Hopefully there will be 3D Blu-rays for these Olympics as well so that those of us without a 3D cable service can at least experience 3D viewing within a reasonable time after the events.
NorthTV is offline  
post #11 of 166 Old 04-05-2012, 10:34 AM
Senior Member
 
NSX1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthTV View Post

There are 3D Blu-rays available for the Olympics held in China. Hopefully there will be 3D Blu-rays for these Olympics as well so that those of us without a 3D cable service can at least experience 3D viewing within a reasonable time after the events.

Where can you get 3D blu rays of China olympics?
NSX1992 is online now  
post #12 of 166 Old 04-05-2012, 10:39 AM
AVS Special Member
 
JuiceRocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Posts: 4,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthTV View Post

There are 3D Blu-rays available for the Olympics held in China. Hopefully there will be 3D Blu-rays for these Olympics as well so that those of us without a 3D cable service can at least experience 3D viewing within a reasonable time after the events.

Have you checked out that 3D Blu-Ray of the Olympics held in China? I'm curious how it looks.

All I can find on the current status of 3D for the upcoming Olympics are light articles starting to define what will be covered in 3D, primarily revolving around European coverage (BBC, Sky). I can't seem to find any updates on stateside coverage.

-JR
JuiceRocket is offline  
post #13 of 166 Old 04-06-2012, 05:33 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rudy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 3,091
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 99
I hope NBC carries the 3D events on their sports-only channel.
Rudy1 is online now  
post #14 of 166 Old 04-18-2012, 11:14 PM
Advanced Member
 
NorthTV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSX1992 View Post

Where can you get 3D blu rays of China olympics?


EBay was my source and it was bundled with a Bolt 3D Blu-ray by a seller in Hong Kong or China back before the 3D Bolt became available in the U.S. It included selections from the ceremonies and a lot of gymnastic events and some field and track. I have seen shorter selections from the China Olympics on various demo discs for 3D TV's both here in the U.S. and in Japan. You might want to check out the YesAsia website as they have an increasing selection of Asian produced 3D Blu-rays that are not marketed for the U.S.
NorthTV is offline  
post #15 of 166 Old 05-03-2012, 11:29 AM
Member
 
jscott70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I wonder if I can get the 3d broadcast on my local NBC affiliate via OTA?

Home Theater Addict, Techno Geek, IT Guy and Miami Sports fan!
Here is the breakdown:
jscott70 is offline  
post #16 of 166 Old 05-04-2012, 09:16 AM
AVS Special Member
 
shinksma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wandering the intertubes, on the way to damnation
Posts: 2,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jscott70 View Post

I wonder if I can get the 3d broadcast on my local NBC affiliate via OTA?

AFAIK there are no OTA 3D broadcasts in North America. Of course, I'm happy to be proved wrong on this topic!

shinksma

My opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my captors.
shinksma is offline  
post #17 of 166 Old 05-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Member
 
jscott70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by shinksma View Post

AFAIK there are no OTA 3D broadcasts in North America. Of course, I'm happy to be proved wrong on this topic!

shinksma

Bummer. Dish won't be airing it? They offer select 3d VOD movies, I would think they could offer select programming (e.g. the 2012 Olympics) as well.

Home Theater Addict, Techno Geek, IT Guy and Miami Sports fan!
Here is the breakdown:
jscott70 is offline  
post #18 of 166 Old 05-07-2012, 04:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
shinksma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wandering the intertubes, on the way to damnation
Posts: 2,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jscott70 View Post

Bummer. Dish won't be airing it? They offer select 3d VOD movies, I would think they could offer select programming (e.g. the 2012 Olympics) as well.

Well, Dish could air it, but that's not OTA. It seems that the NBC-affiliated media companies are the primary sources. I have no idea whether Dish is affiliated with NBC, but I'm guessing not, since last Nov there was a tiff between the two that resulted in Dish not carrying NBC.

So, my bet would be no...

shinksma

My opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my captors.
shinksma is offline  
post #19 of 166 Old 05-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Member
 
khustla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
does anyone know if fios will be airing the Olympics in 3d
khustla is offline  
post #20 of 166 Old 05-15-2012, 01:03 PM
AVS Special Member
 
catmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 1,703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
My findings so far
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1392

TWC here is San Diego is mum on this subject

And how about the Indianapolis 500 in 3D
Anyone ?

AFAIK At this time OTA does not have the bandwidth for Mpeg4, required for 3D transmission.

Certified HDTV junkie and AVS addict
U.S. Army FA WWII
catmother is offline  
post #21 of 166 Old 05-19-2012, 11:39 AM
Newbie
 
dogofwar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The more than 200 hours of 3D telecasts, to be produced by OBS and shown on next-day delay in the U.S., will span multiple competitions throughout the games, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, gymnastics, diving and swimming. OBS will produce the 3D coverage using Panasonic's 3D production technologies.

You will have to avoid hearing results with the next day delay, wonder why they can not air the events live in 3D?
dogofwar is offline  
post #22 of 166 Old 05-31-2012, 10:50 AM
AVS Special Member
 
BIG ED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: California Wine Country
Posts: 3,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:


OBS will produce the 3D coverage using Panasonic's 3D production technologies.

What the heck does that even mean?!?!
(I'm thinking fake 3D)
Would NBC actually be using 3D cameras???
[don't even think there'd be enough 3D cameraas anyway]

"I wonder if any of the releases had slipcovers though."
"Are these comfirmed to have slipcovers?"
"They look nice in those slips."
"This slipcover looks too good to pass up."
BIG ED is offline  
post #23 of 166 Old 05-31-2012, 11:19 AM
Senior Member
 
BleedOrange11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG ED View Post

What the heck does that even mean?!?!
(I'm thinking fake 3D)
Would NBC actually be using 3D cameras???
[don't even think there'd be enough 3D cameraas anyway]

They're going to film the Olympics with 3D cameras. Doing a live stream real-time 2D-3D conversion would not be worth the investment.
BleedOrange11 is offline  
post #24 of 166 Old 05-31-2012, 08:39 PM
AVS Special Member
 
BIG ED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: California Wine Country
Posts: 3,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BleedOrange11 View Post

They're going to film the Olympics with 3D cameras. Doing a live stream real-time 2D-3D conversion would not be worth the investment.

If your right, that means NBC will have too do a 3D-2D conversion.

===================

A "little" more insight:
http://www.fareastgizmos.com/project...mpic-games.php

===================

There's how the BBC plans too do 3D:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400364,00.asp

"I wonder if any of the releases had slipcovers though."
"Are these comfirmed to have slipcovers?"
"They look nice in those slips."
"This slipcover looks too good to pass up."
BIG ED is offline  
post #25 of 166 Old 05-31-2012, 09:35 PM
Senior Member
 
BleedOrange11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG ED View Post

If your right, that means NBC will have too do a 3D-2D conversion.

Thanks for the links.

It's very possible that they will have separate 2D cameras for the 2D broadcast. If they wanted the 3D footage in 2D though, all they would have to do is isolate a stream of either the left or right stereo images. Not really a big deal.
BleedOrange11 is offline  
post #26 of 166 Old 06-03-2012, 09:28 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Ken H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 45,876
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG ED View Post

What the heck does that even mean?!?!
(I'm thinking fake 3D)

Wrong.

OBS is the Olympic Broadcast Service, which coordinates and produces the 'pool' coverage for global TV distribution. Panasonic is providing the 3D technology, as they are one of the larger broadcast technology providers and have a heavy investment in 3D.
Quote:
Would NBC actually be using 3D cameras???

Yes. The OBS will be using Panasonic 3D hardware, including cameras, for the 3D production. NBC will pick up the OBS 3D feed, but they may also supplement that with their some of own 3D content.

'Better Living Through Modern, Expensive, Electronic Devices'

Ken H is offline  
post #27 of 166 Old 06-03-2012, 09:32 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Ken H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 45,876
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG ED View Post

If your right, that means NBC will have too do a 3D-2D conversion.

Wrong.

The Olympic Broadcast Service will produce both 2D and 3D broadcasts, which in the US, NBC will supplement with lots of their own 2D content.

'Better Living Through Modern, Expensive, Electronic Devices'

Ken H is offline  
post #28 of 166 Old 06-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Newbie
 
BiGsMiLeSKyLe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Just a curious question, If Panasonic is the company that is producing it, would their products that are 3D capable have access to the games? I only ask since I cut the cable and use OTA, I just got a Panasonic TV so it would be awesome if Panasonic came out with a smart tv app to play the 3d games.
BiGsMiLeSKyLe is online now  
post #29 of 166 Old 07-04-2012, 12:56 PM
AVS Special Member
 
WynsWrld98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 20
I did an online chat with DISH Network and the CSR says DISH will NOT be carrying the Olympics in 3D, that really sucks!
WynsWrld98 is online now  
post #30 of 166 Old 07-11-2012, 08:12 AM
Senior Member
 
mirak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 16
For those of you with Time Warner Cable, a CSR just "confirmed" for me that TWC will carry the 3D broadcast of the 2012 Olympics. It will be on Channel 1801, which is "3D Events Channel 2." This channel is not part of TWC's "3D Pass" (which currently only contains ESPN 3D), so it will not require an additional subscription to view.

A word of caution, however, this is the third CSR I've asked in recent weeks, and they've all been complete morons. For example, the above CSR first informed me that the 3D coverage will be "on NBC channel." I only got the info above after explaining that 3D is not the same as HD and will require a different channel from the main NBC feed. One of the other CSRs invited me "to check after soon."
mirak is offline  
Reply 3D Content

Tags
3d Hdtv , Panasonic

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off