The BBC "should" film the 2012 Olympics in 3D, as well as "super HD", even if the technology to view such footage will likely not be widely available by then.

This suggestion comes from Roger Mosey, the director of the BBC's 2012 Olympics operation, speaking at the IBC tech conference in Amsterdam, reports The Guardian.

"We could, and I believe should, capture some of the games in 3D", Mosey said. "Nobody would expect the games of 2012 to be comprehensively in 3D because the technology will be nothing like widespread enough; but it would be a shame not to have any images of London that were part of an experiment with what will be one of the next big waves of change".

"The Olympic stadium may only exist in its full 80,000-plus capacity for a relatively short period. Not to have that at all in 3D would be, at the very least, a major gap in the archive".

"Both 3D and super HD are currently posing questions and opportunities rather than solutions; but now's the time to start examining seriously whether there are answers that could make 2012 even more of a landmark year".

Broadcaster Sky has announced plans to launch 3D television channels in the UK during 2010, while a Sky exec has previously told Pocket-lint "there's a very good chance you'll see the London Olympics in 3D".