Carrollton, Texas - High-definition video-compression codec
developer Raystream recently launched a FullHD 3D-video-compression service
that will allow streaming of 1080 pixel 3D HD video in the same space as 2D HD
Raystream said its Cloud-based
architecture enables instantly viewing of the compressed video on any 3D
video-enabled device, including home theaters, set-top boxes, tablets, game
consoles, laptops and mobile phones.
"Raystream's new HD 3D
solution enables users to compress live 3D video, or existing 3D video files,
for online delivery with a much lower bandwidth requirement," said Raystream
CEO Brian Petersen. "Not only does the compressed video retain its crystal
clarity, but its smaller size also prevents buffering, stopping and jittering.
That means a much better viewing experience, and a big reduction in bandwidth
Using Raystream's FullHD
3D compression tool, full-frame left and full-frame right HD 3D videos are
condensed into a single, synchronized stream. That single stream can be played
by HD 3D devices as full-left and full-right play out or side-by-side.
"The demand for 3D video
is continuing its rapid growth," Petersen added. "Last November, Futuresource
Consulting released a study predicting that in 2011, 5 million 3D TV sets will
be purchased in the U.S., and another 3 million elsewhere around the world --more
than doubling sales in 2010. This doesn't take into consideration 3D video
delivery on other devices, such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
Raystream is ready to help drive the growth in HD 3D video demand by removing
the barriers of bandwidth costs and buffering for both businesses and
Raystream said its proprietary video compression technology
decreases bandwidth costs by reducing the file size of HD videos up to 90
percent, with an average of approximately 70 percent, and with no loss in
clarity or quality. This is said to allow streaming online without buffering or