Panasonic creates 3D full HD advanced authoring center in Hollywood

Mumbai: Panasonic Corporation will be creating the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory Advanced Authoring Center (PHL-AC) which will begin operations effective 1 February, 2009.

The center, which will be located within Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) in Universal City, CA, will accelerate 3D Full HD (3D FHD) Blu-ray format-establishment and development and will work directly with Hollywood studios providing 3D title development services for 3D FHD Blu-ray titles.

PHL-AC will feature a Plasma 3D Full HD home theater system, a 3D-ready digital cinema projector (Theatrical Dolby 3-D system) with a 380-inch screen theater for 3D HD picture quality evaluation, and a 3-D ready MPEG-4

AVC High Profile encoder. Panasonic is demonstrating its 3D Full HD Plasma Home Theater System (3D FHD) this week at CES 2009. The system made its world debut in Japan in October at CEATEC 2008 to rave reviews.

"Panasonic recognizes that for 3D FHD to succeed, just like Blu-ray, collaboration on research, development and production with studios and content providers is absolutely essential," said Hollywood Laboratory managing director Eisuke Tsuyuzaki. "Panasonic is working assiduously, with the cooperation of the Hollywood studios, to promote the 3D FHD system through standardization activities of the 3D format from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). The creation of the new PHL Authoring Center will enable Hollywood to start trial production and ultimately create commercially available 3D FHD titles to realize a new window into reality, and elevate the level of High Definition entertainment that consumers can enjoy in their own homes. We expect 3D FHD to become a reality by 2010."

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