The EBU has enhanced the ultra high-definition test sequences it initiated last October to include stereoscopic 3D TV content.
The EBU released a set of UHD-1 test sequences last year to enable scientific testing of studio compression formats and video codecs for distribution to the home. The test set has now been enhanced with the addition of stereoscopic 3DTV content. The sets are available free of charge to EBU members, with two sequences each from the UHD-1 and 3DTV sets being made freely available under a Creative Commons licence.
The availability of these new sequences will enable further testing of the newer “service compatible” 3DTV format, as opposed to the frame compatible system that has typically been used up to now, according to the EBU. The sequences, shot at the RAI Production Centre in Turin last June, consist of two times 1080p/50 images.