Originally Posted by richbutler1
Okay, hooked up my 3da-1 between my AVR(Pioneer 820-1.4a) and TV (Mitsu WD-73C9) through my Optoma DLP link goggles to watch some PGA yesterday.
- Golf while viewed from a distance does not have very dramatic 3D effect unless there is something framed in the foreground like the spectators on a path or the from face of a steep bunker
- The spectators looked like cutouts on my set, a bit 'overly 3D' with the remainder of the background looking flat
- When multiple golfers and caddies were on the putting green you could really see the difference in depth when somewhat close up.
- The holes were along Lake Michigan and at the top of a cliff face overlooking the lake. For a few shots of the putting green in the foreground and the water in the distance, you could sense the dropoff and distance from the cliff
- I still don't like the drop in brightness with active shutter glasses, wondering if the broadcasters will increase the brightness and color balance at all to compensate? I was told they may for some standard HD sporting events, not sure?
- Overall, I want to watch other action oriented sporting events and movies to see the difference in broadcast (BTW it was over Cablevision in SbS format)
A relative of mine works for ESPN in Bristol (their world headquarters). He's a producer.
He tells me that for their 3D broadcasts they will have more low camera and angles more closeups than they do in 2D.
They will not simulcast 2D & 3D like they do HD & SD now. The camera placements, as they have learned so far, need to be very different for 3D than they are for 2D. And he says - they are still learning.