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HD 3D mobile broadcast debuts in Asia

Veronica C. Silva | July 4, 2011
Cross-industry collaboration demonstrates it can be done through 4G

High definition 3D broadcast is now possible in Asia and this was demonstrated recently through the collaboration of a media company, an Internet service provider, a camera manufacturer and an uplink transmission company.

Vue Networks, ZiiMAX, Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific and LiveU demonstrated at the recently held Broadcast Asia 2011 event live HD 3D mobile broadcast using 4G.

Vue Networks, a Singapore-based regional media technology company associated with Creative Technology, used the high capacity 4G mobile WiMAX network from ZiiMax Singapore, an Internet service provider, to wirelessly transmit high-definition and 3D videos.

The broadcast demonstration used the Panasonic AG-3DA1, which is said to be the world's first integrated twin-lens full HD 3D professional camcorder.

Max Kang, general manager, Panasonic Systems, said the compact & lightweight Panasonic AG-3DA1 is "ideally suited for broadcasting on the go," as it allows videographers to instantly capture immersive full HD 3D content for 4G live transmission.

Finally, completing the collaboration is LiveU, which provided the real-time transmission of high-definition video using the LU60 portable uplink solution.

Solutions for the region

Vue Networks provides enterprise connectivity solutions for security, broadcasting, advertising, education and medical deployments.

Vinson Chua, vice president, Vue Networks, said the company is making the solutions available in the region because it sees the need for 3D and HD live mobile broadcast solutions.

"We are excited to be the first in Asia to offer enterprise connectivity solutions over the high speed 4G broadband network," Chua added.  

Lian Yam Fei, director of technology, ZiiMAX Singapore, said ZiiMAX will

offer the 4G broadband solutions to consumers "in the coming month".

"Together with our local partners, we can offer our Singapore and Asia Pacific customers an end-to-end live video uplink solution even while on the move," Lian Yam added.


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