includes a separate depth signal next to the regular video signal extended with meta-data.Therefore, it is an “image+depth-based” 3D format. Main characteristics:
The format is built upon widely available video coding and distribution standards. Therefore, the format leverages standard content distribution infrastructure, both at the broadcaster and at the receiver end. Hence, investments in existing infrastructure are retained.
The format is independent of particular 3D optics and other display properties. In other words: the format is display-agnostic, which decouples the content from display characteristics and hardware generation. Therefore, the format is suitable for content creation, distribution and conversion at the end-user.
The format requires very limited additional bandwidth compared to regular 2D signals. Therefore, the Ultra-D format is suitable as distribution format against minimal additional cost.
The format enables adjusting of depth range by the end-user, so it is adaptable to personal preferences.
The format can be generated from many difference sources, so it facilitates use of legacy 2D video formats, “3D” stereoscopic formats, etc.