There are a few personalities in the entertainment industry that generate buzz and garner respect when they speak on industry-wide issues. In this case, James Cameron is playing the role of 3D advocate, as he always does, and mentions how he’s working with the BBC to create the big screen release of Walking with Dinosaurs. Though this should be absolutely stunning, Cameron does let you know how he feels about the BBC holding back with 3D a bit:
“The BBC has held back a little bit with 3D…BSkyB has jumped in and ESPN has jumped in.”
It’s obvious that Cameron has faith that the BBC can dominate the region’s 3D broadcasting, but the hesitation has already cost them some valuable ground. The costs associated with development have been steadily dropping, and because of that, the BBC should make a move – it’s obvious that everyone else is!
Cameron goes on in the interview to explain how he believes that it’s time for the BBC to make the muscle move into the industry. 3D is obviously here to stay, and as the development costs continue to plummet, it will only lead to more competition, as smaller organizations can start to get into the 3D movement.
Cameron brings up a great point, and with Wimbledon getting broadcast in 3D to the public, there should be some BBC moves in the near future. Obviously, they plan on working with Cameron on some 3D content, but how far they’re willing to take things may be up in the air for a bit longer.
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