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Aiptek DDD11K 3D HD Camcorder Now Shipping for $199 USD

August 13th, 2010 · 24 Comments · Shooting in 3D


The Aiptek 3D camcorder that was previously announced as Aiptek 3D HD i2 is now shipping two days ahead of the announced schedule for the pre-orders. The new name of the Aiptek 3D-capable camcorder is now Aiptek DDD11K 3D HD Camcorder, but there are no other changes besides the name. The Aiptek 3D Photo frame is expected to start shipping on August 15th, so there are no changes there. If you are one of the first to get a hold on an Aiptek DDD11K 3D HD Camcorder then please share some 3D photos and 3D videos that you shoot with it, so that other people can see what can be expected from this quite affordable in price product…

The Aiptek DDD11K 3D-HD High Definition 3D Camcorder…
The Aiptek Portable 3D Photo and Video Display (3D Photoframe)…


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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bloody // Aug 13, 2010 at 11:02

    Two official 3D video samples:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsHRGc8pomE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9OjzByzkx8

    Some official anaglyph 3D photos:
    http://www.aiptek.com/3DPhoto/Sample01/
    http://www.aiptek.com/3DPhoto/Sample02/
    http://www.aiptek.com/3DPhoto/Sample03/
    http://www.aiptek.com/3DPhoto/Sample04/
    http://www.aiptek.com/3DPhoto/Sample05/

  • 2 Thomas Kumlehn // Aug 13, 2010 at 15:36

    Oh no. This device does NOT hold up to my expectations.
    The OFFICIAL video shows a) 11 fps effective frame rate b) both views do not share the same White balance/color settings.
    I guess for shots with people and paning it will look even worse.
    I thought about supporting this “gadget” in our open hardware/software project openKMQ – but after seeing this, I won’t waste time on it.

  • 3 Olivier DETRY // Aug 13, 2010 at 18:32

    Thomas says :
    b) both views do not share the same White balance/color settings.
    A shame : I tried to make a movie with two panasonic TZ1 camera, but there can be a difference of more than one second in the white balance and exposure ajustement (cannot be manual, but I have to check), so its not viewable.

  • 4 Andreas Aronsson // Aug 13, 2010 at 21:37

    If you follow my website link you get to know what I think about the 3D i2, which it was still called when I bought it two weeks ago. Basically in my tests I could only get 3 fps out of it! A complete heap of garbage in my opinion. Luckily I was able to return it and get my money back! Phew!

  • 5 Olivier DETRY // Aug 13, 2010 at 23:04

    I watched your video, Andreas, and you’re right : its really crappy.

    The problem, is that 3d will have hard to start :

    – very few 3D blu rays
    – very few devices to take yourself picture/movie

    So, it’s obvious that people that are not 3D fans won’t pay more for a 3D TV or 3D blu ray reader, as there is no content for them.

    And as nobody will buy, they (the majors) will think that nobody is interested, and won’t produce more.

    As Fuji will sell very few Read3D camera (not only because of the limited marked, but the product seems to be unfinished, as you said : bad buttons, etc..), so they probably won’t make a new model that corrects the problems of the first one. We are in what we call in french ‘un cercle vicieux’ : the snake that eats his tail : No product -> no demand -> no product -> no demand.

    It’s like new age music : I really love it. But you can’t find easely in stores : they only have a few (bad) ones, so no one buy it, so they deduct that no one is interested in new age.

    We are born a few decades too early for 3D, I think.

  • 6 DOMON // Aug 14, 2010 at 03:28

    I was disappointed at Aiptek i2, too.

    I made two pre-orders to the Japanese import agency, but decide to cancel it.

    I hope that some company makes a good and cheap 3D digital cam with a HD 3D camera module of Sharp.

    http://sharp-world.com/corporate/g_topix/3d-camera/index.html

    The mobile telephone which had this camera module built-in seems to be released in Japan around the end of this year.

  • 7 Anubhav Agrawal // Aug 14, 2010 at 05:52

    Hello I have got a question but that is off this topic. Please provide me any torrent link or any other download link where I can download Avatar movie in side by side or any other stereoscopic format so that I could play it on my projector acer 1261 with nvidia 3d vision glasses nad have true 3d experience.

  • 8 Peter // Aug 14, 2010 at 07:07

    Anubhav, Avatar is not available yet in stereoscopic 3D.

  • 9 Anubhav Agrawal // Aug 14, 2010 at 08:36

    Really..hmm..Do we have any other long duration movie in stereoscopic format which is available on net.

  • 10 Fritz // Aug 14, 2010 at 08:47

    Anton has quite a few posts where you can download some content such as http://3dvision-blog.com/sexy-russian-girl-dancing-and-teasing-you-in-stereo-3d-take-2/

    if you’re looking for something sexier than naked blue aliens.
    There’s also the blog http://www.hotgirlsin3d.com

  • 11 Bloody // Aug 14, 2010 at 18:19

    did anyone else have the chance to try that camera, sharing some more 3D photos and videos would be nice, although it seems that the results are disappointing. Also anyone had the chance to play with the DXG alternative 3D camcorder already?

  • 12 Peter // Aug 15, 2010 at 03:26

    Bloody,

    I wasn’t even considering the DXG since it has extremely low lens separation and a terrible resolution.

    It looks like for me the wait continues for an affordable HD 3D camcorder (or camera!).

  • 13 Wikibear // Aug 15, 2010 at 10:57

    I fully agree with Oliver. Next is the discussion about 2D to 3D converting and disappoint people.

    So there is content at youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGNX6hl28vU

    This quality remembers me on cellphone movies…

    Oliver you here an internet radio station with new age and get the titles via mp3 tag and look for them. Best way to get well content.

  • 14 Philip Heggie // Aug 16, 2010 at 01:04

    I hear it’s okay for it’s price for 3d stills but for 3d video it’s jerky
    low frame rate and has staircasing artifacts.

    Does anyone know if it performs better for 2d 720p video?

    I’d still buy it for a 3d still camera and
    a 2d HD camera then.

  • 15 DOMON // Aug 16, 2010 at 06:42

    Fuji film will announce the new product of the 3D digital camera at 13:00 on August 17 of the Japan time.

    http://live.sankeibiz.jp/live/20100817/live.htm

  • 16 Bloody // Aug 16, 2010 at 08:25

    Waiting with interest to see what new they have prepared for us… ;)

  • 17 K1LLAY // Aug 17, 2010 at 14:37

    The only real fault in using this product is the choppy frame-rate – anyone know if or how to upgrade the firmware so that it actually runs at 30 fps?!

  • 18 voyd // Aug 18, 2010 at 01:07

    I’ve got one of these, and while it’s certainly not 30fps – it’s not bad for the price – I mean really people – for 200 bucks US (or 200 euros) wtf did you expect? – yeah, the video can be a bit jerky, but the stills aren’t that bad

    it’s deffo VERY entry-level – but it does give a good taste of things to come

    I would like to see a firmware upgrade to boost the framerate, as well as being able to stream the video via usb into my nvidia 3d vision gear – would also like a better usb connection – the pop-out port is pretty lame – a mini usb port would have been a much better design choice – but given the price point, I’m reasonably happy with this – it gives me a new toy to play with, and lets me get a good idea as to what equipment I will be using a year from now

    AIPTEK – get your shit together, get the upgrades rolling out, boos the frame rate and get rid of the pixellization artifacts and you’ve got a decent cheap 3d camera happening

    I’ll post some of the shorts I’ve shot over the next day or three so you can get an idea of the strong points, and the weak points for this device

    but, like I say, for 200 bucks, did you really expect broadcast quality?

    -=V=-

  • 19 Bloody // Aug 18, 2010 at 01:12

    Well, nobody expected miracles, but at least we were hopping for better results ;)

    It would be great if you can share some photos and videos you’ve recorded with it.

  • 20 3DMOVIEMAN // Aug 18, 2010 at 22:20

    The Aiptek isn’t pro quality. But for $200, you get a 3D camera, 3D Camcorder and a 3D video player with an auto stereoscopic screen. Here is what I did with an I2 in one afternoon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTBNlPlEa7o Like I said, not pro quality, but good enough to make decent 3D videos for You Tube.

  • 21 ElDoDad // Aug 24, 2010 at 09:52

    I’ve had the Aiptek 3D camcorder for almost a week now and I am satisfied with its results. I’ve started a channel on YouTube for the videos that I’ve taken with it.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/eldodad
    The frame rate isn’t as smooth as a Flip camcorder, but I think it works alright in well lit conditions. The videos also work fine with a USB attached hard drive on the PS3. I’m using a 4GB Class 6 SDHC card, but I’m not sure if it makes a difference.
    The 5 megapixel 3D camera on it is also pretty good, and the 3D photos come out great in HD on a 3DTV.
    Overall, I consider it a pretty fun 3D toy to play with while waiting for all the 3D content to trickle in. ViewSonic should be releasing a similar 3D camcorder soon too, so if the Aiptek one doesn’t work for you, maybe the ViewSonic one will.

  • 22 Philip Heggie // Sep 24, 2010 at 11:28

    There is a firmware update for the Aiptek 3d i2 that improves
    actual 3d frame rate to around 24fps in good light as well as
    improving camera stability. Firmware is available at

    http://www.aiptek.eu/index.php?option=com_product&task=view&productid=236&Itemid=587

    Makes video close to Fuji W3 quality

  • 23 Bloody // Sep 24, 2010 at 13:15

    Can anyone upload some sample videos made with the new firmware?

  • 24 Philip Heggie // Sep 25, 2010 at 03:51

    Here is a 360 degrees panning shot video done with the new firmware. 720p

    http://www.filefactory.com/file/b3a42da/n/CLIP0001.MP4

    You’ll need ffdshow and Haali Matroska Splitter installed to
    view it in Stereoscopic Player. Side by Side Left eye first,
    16:9 Aspect Ratio.

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