Two million pairs of free 3D glasses to watch CBC Television's QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D documentary special are now available at more than 3,100 Canada Post outlets across the country. The CBC 3D glasses, which will enhance the experience of watching the historic milestone broadcast, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Canada Post website to find out which outlets are distributing the CBC 3D glasses.
QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D airs Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. (7:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television, and Monday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.
QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D is the first 3D television program to be Canadian-shot, produced and transmitted nationally on this scale. The documentary includes 3D footage of the Queen's most recent trip to Canada, including her reviewing the Canadian naval fleet in Halifax, and attending Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa and the Queen's Plate in Toronto, as well as archival colour 3D footage from 1953 and new material shot at Buckingham Palace.
Viewers can watch the broadcast without glasses or in 3D if they use 3D glasses that have amber and blue lenses. Old-style red and blue 3D glasses and clear polarized 3D glasses will not work with this production.
Special equipment is not needed to watch QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D, although the experience will be enhanced by watching the documentary on an HD television set up for widescreen or 16:9 presentations. The picture on standard-definition television sets will be letterboxed, meaning a horizontal bar will appear on top and below the picture.
Viewers are advised that it can take a few seconds for their eyes to adjust to the stereo imagery of a 3D production. To enjoy the 3D effect to its fullest, viewers should sit directly in front of the television, dim or turn off the lights and make sure there are no intrusive reflections on the screen. They should also make sure their 3D glasses are clean and, if applicable, worn over prescription glasses. For more information on QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D, visitwww.cbc.ca/QE3D
Historic broadcast airs Monday, Sept. 20 on CBC-TV and CBC News Network