JVC Rolls Out $1,700 HD 3D Consumer Camcorder
March 8, 2011
WAYNE, N.J.: JVC this week introduced what it says is the
first full HD, 3D camcorder. The new JVC GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two
imaging sensors to capture 3D images in the same way that human eyes work.
The manufacturer says that video shot using the GS-TD1 can be viewed in 3D on the
current crop of stereoscopic TVs. The output also can burned to a Blu-ray disc
or DVD-R for 3D playback on a compatible Blu-ray player.
The GS-TD1 features two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors and a new JVC-developed
high-speed imaging engine that processes left- and right-eye images, each at 1920
x 1080i resolution. The camcorder has three shooting modes: LR independent (MP4
MVC), which records in full HD; side-by-side at (960 x 1080 x2 for AVCHD 3D
recording, and 2D AVCHD shooting.
The camcorder uses an F1.2 JVC 3D Twin HD GT lens with extra-low-dispersion
glass and multiple aspherical lenses. The fast lens and back-illuminated CMOS
sensors enhance low-light performance, JVC said.
The device has 64 GB of built-in flash memory, a SDXC card slot, 3D optical 5x
zoom; an Optical Axis Automatic Stabilization System for disparity control to
give depth to 3D images; and Automatic Parallax Adjustment to optimize the
3D-video comfort zone. It also features a 3.5-inch 3D touch panel LCD monitor
that displays 3D images without the need for 3D glasses. The camcorder comes
with new Everio MediaBrowser 3D software for Windows for management, editing
and sharing of content.
The GZ-TD1 is available now for $1,699.95.