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James Cameron to headline IBC

Hollywood film director James Cameron is to deliver a headline presentation at the end of this year’s IBC conference, presenting the new company he created earlier this year with long-term 3D collaborator Vince Pace. (Cameron: 3D broadcasters will be winners, DTVE Daily, April 12)

The Cameron Pace Group, which launched at NAB targeting the 3DTV market, is looking to secure a base and partnerships in Europe. Cameron will also use the occasion to outline his belief that high frame rate capture and projection for 3D movies offers a superior experience.

The IBC conference will round off with a showing of clips from James Cameron’s Titanic 3D, which is in the process of being converted frame by frame into 3D for release in 2012.

Also showing, on the Saturday night of IBC, is Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon which was shot with Pace’s Fusion rigs while alongside Titanic 3D is a showing of Flying Monsters 3D.

Stereo 3D is a significant theme at IBC with four sessions dedicated to it on Monday September 13. These will include a discussion of the challenges that multiple screens add to the 3D production process, featuring BSkyB’s director of product development Brian Lenz and RealD’s Robert Mayson, who will suggest best practice on framing, graphics and more in the session Delivering 3D to Multiple Screens.

Other sessions include Stereoscopic 3D: Fixing it in Post featuring Walt Disney vice-president digital production technology Howard Lukk and Group 47 president Rob Hummel, and 3D Live at the Big Screen with 3ality Technica CEO Steve Schklair. 
The final session will look at whether advanced technology in 3D glasses can drive bigger audiences and whether autostereoscopic screens can deliver sufficient quality.

For more details see www.ibc.org