2010 will be remembered as the year that 3D movies finally hit
the mainstream. Hits like Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train
Your Dragon, Clash of the Titans and Toy Story 3 delivered a
dazzling 3D experience like filmgoers had never seen before.
Admittedly, children's 3D animation movies were more common, due in
no small part to the fact that the images were, comparatively,
simpler to create than for live action. The cameras required to
film live action cinema quality movies are very expensive, so the
possibility of being able to create 3D movies at home was once
Not anymore. In the same way that home video recorders allowed
people to create and capture their own movies at home, Panasonic's
newest offering, the SDT750 3D Camcorder -
the world's first* 3D compatible home camcorder with 3D conversion
lens - will inspire the budding filmmakers of the future. (*As
a consumer camcorder with 3D conversion lens for the AVCHD standard.)
Developed as a result of research conducted in collaboration with
Hollywood film studios, Panasonic has succeeded in bringing
high-quality 3D images to the home (on 3D compatible TVs) which
will arrive in New Zealand this month.
So, how does it work?
Unlike previous 3D images that required complex, professional
equipment to create, the
SDT750 lets you shoot your own 3D movies with vivid colour and
extremely realistic 3D images, thanks to the Advanced 3MOS System
technology in the highly portable unit.
When the 3D Conversion Lens is attached, the
SDT750 artificially produces an effect called visual disparity.
Right and left images are captured simultaneously by the two
lenses, and recorded using the side-by-side method. To view the
recorded images, you simply connect the
SDT750 to a 3D compatible TV, such as a VIERA
3DTV with an HDMI mini cable. (Note that a TV
capable of 3D playback using the side-by-side method, 3D Eyewear,
and HDMI cable connection are required for
playing the 3D images you have recorded.)
Along with its 3D image capture, the
SDT750 is equipped with five electrets condenser microphones
and can record in 5.1 Dolby Digital so you get a more 3-dimensional
effect than with conventional camcorders, which capture all of the
sound from the front. This lets you partner dynamic sound together
with lifelike 3D images.
Also featured in the sound recording capabilities of the
SDT750 is the next evolution of Panasonic's Wind Noise
Canceller, which automatically detects and suppresses only wind
noise, to give you natural sounds with life like ambience.
As the number of cinematic 3D movie releases increases in 2011, so
too will demand for similar 3D experiences on television in the
home as they eventually make their way to 3D Blu-Ray. And as more
children watch and are inspired by the revolutionary 3D films that
continue to come to our screens, who knows what the future will
hold for them as they are able to get their hands on their own 3D
Panasonic SDT750 3D Camcorder is now available in New Zealand
at the RRP of $2599