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Panasonic to develop 3-D production system
Panasonic announced at NAB that it will begin developing a professional 3-D HD production system. It will consist of a twin-lens P2 professional camera recorder and a 3D-compatible HD plasma display.
Panasonic showed concept models of the 3-D system at its NAB booth last week. The company has been active in 3-D demos and in developing standards for 3-D Blu-ray discs for several years.
Currently, 3-D content producers have to hand-build their own 3-D production systems by physically connecting multiple 2-D production devices. Panasonic is now starting to work on developing a twin-lens, 3-D camera system. The company is also developing high-quality 3-D viewing performance in its plasma display technologies.
Panasonic’s proprietary system will enable recording of two channels of full HD on the P2 card. The company’s 3-D Drive System enables the display of moving pictures for the left and the right eyes, so large-screen 3-D viewing will become possible.