JVC just announced the world's first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD, thanks to a new JVC-developed high-speed processor that can produce two simultaneous Full HD images.
The new GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors — one for each lens — to capture three-dimensional images much the same way that human eyes work. JVC's new high-speed imaging engine simultaneously processes the two Full HD images — left and right images at 1920 x 1080i — within that single chip. The newly developed “LR Independent Format” makes the GS-TD1 the world's first consumer-oriented camcorder capable of 3D shooting in Full HD. JVC's new camcorder offers other shooting modes as well, including the widely used “Side-by-Side Format” for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting.
The camcorder uses a JVC 3D Twin HD GT Lens that sets a new standard in high-resolution lenses with extra-low-dispersion glass for crisp, high-contrast images, as well as multiple aspherical lenses for fine image reproduction. The GS-TD1 also features round iris diaphragms that enable beautiful bokeh effect (background blurring) shooting of video and stills alike.
Additional highlights include 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 .
There is nothing difficult about using the GS-TD1, which operates like other consumer-friendly camcorders from JVC. A 3.5″ 3D touch panel LCD monitor displays 3D images without any need for 3D glasses, making it easy to check 3D images while shooting and watch 3D playback in the field.
The GS-TD1 uses Everio MediaBrowser software (for Windows) for full management, editing and sharing of content. In addition to full-fledged video and still image editing, files can be uploaded effortlessly to social media sites such as YouTube or Facebook. In the GS-TD1, the software allows 3D video to be shared on YouTube.
JVC Everio GS-TD1 Primary Features
- 1920×1080 Full HD 3D Recording
- New High-speed imaging engine “FALCONBRID”
- 5x optical zoom while recording in 3D mode
- JVC 3D TWIN HD GT LENS
- F1.2 super bright lens
- Back-illuminated CMOS Sensors
- 3D SOUND (JVC's BIPHONIC technology)
- 3D Time-Lapse recording
- 3D digital still images
- 3.5″ glasses-free 3D touch panel LCD monitor
- Everio MediaBrowser 3D Edition
- 64GB Internal Flash Memory with SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Price and Availability
The JVC GZ-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder will be available in March for $1,999.95.