First of all, it is important to highlight that any television network is capable today to broadcast 3D TV content. With most of the technologies, no changes are required in the play-out, the head-end or the STB.
Shooting: the first step is to capture the content in 3D format, usually with two cameras shooting the same scene from two different angles. The stereographer tunes the gap and the angle between cameras as well as their focus in order to get the best 3D effect possible. The result is two video streams, very similar, one for the left eye and one for the right eye.
Post-Producing: the second step sonsists of preparing the content for the broadcasing. It means editing and mounting but also formatting the content in order to make it viewable with a certain type of 3D glasses. For example, anaglyph glasses will require content prepared in classical red/cyan formatting while polarized glasses will require a side-by-side content property displayed by a 3D ready monitor. The result is a single video stream correctly edited and formatted.
Broadcasing: the third step is related to the transmission of the 3D content over a network(cable, satellite, terrestrial TV, iptv or web TV). It simply consists of video encoding(MPEG-2 or H264) in order to create a live stream. No special changes are required on the network but a special care must be given to the quality of the encoding.
Viewing: final goal of the 3D chain is to allow a viewer to really experience the 3D effect. Nowadays, wearing glasses is still mandatory. If the network is using anaglyph glasses(or similar solutions): it does not require a specific 3D compliant TV. If the network is using polarized or shutter glasses, then 3D Ready TV is necessary.
3D Mansion has partners and can help in identifying and sourcing the right glasses for your need.
3D Mansion content is format agnostic: we can deliver our clips and movies in multiple formats and we are even capable to handle specific requirements for proprietary formats.