JVC rolls out 3D consumer camcorder at CES
JVC has announced the world's first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD, thanks to a new JVC-developed high-speed processor that can produce two simultaneous Full HD images.
The new GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors – one for each lens – to capture three-dimensional images much the same way that human eyes work.
The newly developed "LR Independent Format" makes the GS-TD1 the world's first consumer-oriented camcorder capable of 3D shooting in Full HD.
JVC's new camcorder offers other shooting modes as well, including the widely used "Side-by-Side Format" for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting.
The camcorder uses a JVC 3D Twin HD GT Lens that sets a new standard in high-resolution lenses with extra-low-dispersion glass for crisp, high-contrast images, as well as multiple aspherical lenses for image reproduction.
The GS-TD1 also features round iris diaphragms that enables background blurring of video and stills. Additional features include 3D optical 5x zoom, Optical Axis Automatic Stabilization System for disparity control to give depth to 3D images, JVC's BIPHONIC technology for dynamic 3D sound and Automatic Parallax Adjustment to optimise the 3D-video comfort zone.
There is nothing difficult about using the GS-TD1, which operates like other camcorders and uses a 3.5" 3D touch panel LCD monitor to display 3D images without any need for 3D glasses, making it easy to check 3D images while shooting and watching 3D playback in the field.