CES 2011 JVC Unveils 3D Full 1080i Camcorder


LAS VEGAS - JVC America unveiled at International CES Thursday its first camcorder capable of recording Full HD 1080i 3D videos.

The GS-TD1, which will ship in March at an under $2,000 suggested retail, incorporates a 5x optical zoom twin GT lens system, dual back-illuminated CMOS image sensors, and a new high-speed Falconbrid high-speed imaging engine, in order to capture two independent FullHD 1080i channels, one for each eye.


The camcorder also offers 3D time-lapse recording, 3D digital still image capture, and 3.5-inch glasses-free 3D touch-screen LCD monitor to playback 3D images on the go.

The screen technology uses a parallax barrier to block the left eye from seeing right-eye content and blocks the right eye from seeing left eye content.

Sound is recorded with JVC's Biophonic technology that is said to produce 3D-like surround sound from two-channel speakers.

Images are recorded to 64GB of internal flash memory and an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.

In developing the 3D camcorder, Yuta Ito, JVC president, said the company drew upon its "rich expertise in the profession field where our 3D technology is highly regarded."

The GS-TD1 will also ship with 3D Media Browser software to allow consumers to have complete capture, record, edit, archive and sharing solution. The software will enable producing 3D compatible side-by-side 3D content and 2D content for playback by friends and family. Content can also be archived for a variety of output devices, said Karl Bearnarth, JVC America marketing senior VP.


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