The World's First 3D Home Camcorder Coming to NZ20th January 2011     By: Panasonic Media

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 remote.

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 home camcorders!

The  Panasonic SDT750 3D Camcorder is now available in New Zealand at the RRP of $2599

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