JVC touts a world’s first – 3D camcorder that does full HD
JVC intends to remain on the cutting edge of technology by rolling out the first consumer camcorder in the world that is capable of recording in full HD, courtesy of the new JVC-developed high-speed processor which is capable of producing a couple of simultaneous Full HD images. The model in question? The GS-TD1, where it will utilize a couple of camera lenses and a similar number of 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors – one for each lens – in order to help it capture three-dimensional images in the manner where human eyes work. This new high-speed imaging engine is capable of simultaneously processing the two Full HD images, where left and right images at 1920 x 1080i – using but a single chip. Want to know more about the GS-TD1? Read all about it in the extended post.
The newly developed “LR Independent Format” is what allows the GS-TD1 to be the world’s first consumer-oriented camcorder capable of 3D shooting in Full HD. Of course, this doesn’t mean that JVC’s new camcorder is unable to do more than that – no sir, it offers much more, boasting of different shooting modes as well, including the widely used “Side-by-Side Format” for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting. The JVC 3D Twin HD GT Lens is touted to set a new standard in high-resolution lenses with extra-low-dispersion glass for crisp, high-contrast images, while multiple aspherical lenses pave the way for fine image reproduction. Other hardware specifications include round iris diaphragms which enable beautiful bokeh effect (background blurring) shooting of video and stills alike.
Apart from that, you will also find that the GS-TD1 (why do they come up with hard-to-remember model names?) will sport a 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 optimize the 3D-video comfort zone. It will arrive in the market this coming March for $1,999.95, placing it well out of reach of the ordinary consumer. Oh yeah, you will also need to remember that purchasing this means upgrading the rest of your home entertainment ecosystem in order to accommodate 3D capability.