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Technicolor to Deliver More Than 15 Blu-ray 3D Titles

Technicolor announced that it is set to deliver more than 15 Blu-ray 3D titles, leading the industry in 3D compression and authoring services.

According to the statement, with approximately 30 Blu-ray 3D discs currently being produced in the marketplace right now, Technicolor leads the way, having been awarded over 50% of the available projects in the market. As announced at CES in January earlier this year, Technicolor produced the very first Blu-ray 3D disc, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s Monsters vs. Aliens, which was bundled with Samsung’s 3D-capable HDTV and their new Blu-ray Disc Player. Technicolor’s leadership in 3D compression and authoring services augments the company’s position in offering comprehensive 3D workflows from production through distribution.

“Technicolor provides best-in-class technology that allows us to deliver the highest-quality Blu-ray 3D product into the homes of our audiences,” said John Batter, co-President of Production at DreamWorks Animation. “We are thrilled that ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ is already in the marketplace and look forward to making additional DreamWorks Animation titles available later this year.”

Technicolor provides full turn-key Blu-ray 3D services utilizing its first-to-market, high-quality MVC compression tool, 3D authoring and programming with BD-JIVE and its advanced depth analysis tool for 3D subtitles and graphics. All tools were developed in house leveraging Technicolor’s Research and Innovation resources. Technicolor’s 3D design services have also provided cutting edge on-screen 3D graphics for broadcast and Blu-ray Disc titles.

“When we envisioned the 3D workflow, we really focused on leveraging a well integrated supply chain with a focus on quality and efficiency,” says Chuck Parker, president of Technicolor’s Digital Content Delivery division. “We have already reduced our production times for Blu-ray 3D by 50% and we are on track to match the production times of a typical 2D Blu-ray Disc.”

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