|NVIDIA 3D Vision and Blu-Ray 3D with PowerDVD 10|
|Written by HardwareHeaven|
|Tuesday, 06 July 2010|
NVIDIA 3D Vision and Blu-Ray 3D with PowerDVD 10
Today Cyberlink are adding the next big feature to PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D in an update called Mark 2, free to existing v10 Ultra users, which adds support for the Blu-Ray 3D platform; the official standard for 3D optical media in the home.
Blu-Ray 3D is backwards compatible with standalone 2D players as the Multiview Video Coding (3D) stream used on the discs is an extension of the H.264 Advanced Video Coding codec which standard players use. Essentially the older 2D players are able to ignore the additional data in the H.264-MVC stream. In the home PC market the majority of Blu-Ray drives will support 3D as the playback and codec support is handled by the software (e.g. PowerDVD 10). All that is required is a Blu-Ray drive which is capable of 2x read speed and a display setup which is 3D capable, likely NVIDIAs 3D Vision... HardwareHeaven