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Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 – The First True 3D Stereo Digital Camera

July 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

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The interest in 3D Stereo solutions is continuing to grow lately and one of the products that a lot of people expect is the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera that can record both in 2D and in 3D (still images and movies). The Real 3D W1 camera uses two separate Fujinon lenses along with two 10 megapixel CCD sensors to be able to simultaneously take two images just like the eyes of a normal human see everything. The two images can then be combined into a 3D stereo picture with the help of the RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D or into a 3D stereo video clip with resolution of up to 640×480. On the back of the camera you’ll find a 2.8-inch LCD screen that is capable of displaying both 2D and 3D content so that you will be able to preview the images and videos you shoot without having to worry if they are in 2D or 3D mode. Another interesting feature of the camera, when not shooting in 3D mode is the ability to take two 2D pictures with different settings in order to get the best result without having to take two different pictures one after the other. And you get all that in a compact and a good-looking camera that is very easy to use in taking both 2D or 3D images or even shooting videos…

The bad news is that the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera is still not available and is expected to be released later this year (in September). The price of the digital camera is still not announced, but different sources cite that it should be about 600 US dollars which is not that much if you consider what you’ll be getting. Of course I still cannot say if the product will be that good as we all expect it to be, but soon we’ll probably be able to see for ourselves. Along with the FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera Fujifilm is going to also release an 8-inch digital 3D photo viewer – FinePix Real 3D V1, but of course you should be able to view the 3D images and videos you take with Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision and other similar products.


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Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1

Number of effective pixels – 10 million pixels
CCD sensor – 1/2.3-inch CCD x2 (two sensors for 3D)
Storage media – Internal memory (Approx. 42MB), SD/SDHC memory card
Pictures file format – 3D Still image: MPO+JPEG, MPO (Multi Picture Format compatible); 2D Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movies file format – 3D Movie: 3D-AVI (Stereo AVI format with 2 image channels); 2D Movie: AVI format (Motion JPEG with sound)
Supported resolutions: L: 3648×2736 (4:3) / L: 3648×2432 (3:2) / M: 2592×1944 (4:3) / S: 2048×1536 (4:3) pixels
Lens: Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) – F4.2 (Tele)
Lens focal length: f=6.3 – 18.9 mm, equivalent to 35 – 105 mm on a 35 mm camera
Aperture: Wide: F3.7 / F5 / F8, Telephoto: F4.2 / F5.6 / F9
Sensitivity (ISO): Auto / Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
LCD display: 2.8-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots color LCD monitor with Light Direction Control, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording: 640×480 pixels / 320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-speed
Dimensions: Approx. 123.6 (W) x 68 (H) x 25.6 (D) mm
Weight: Approx. 260g

To learn more about Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1/V1 products…

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Resident Evil 5 Benchmark Results

July 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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As promised, here are my first personal experiences with using the Resident Evil 5 Benchmark along with GeForce 3D Vision. It seems that the Residen Evil 5 will have both DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 modes as the benchmark has them both and you can run in either of them, although you should know that the DX9 version is unable to run in 3D Vision. So in order to test your performance with 3D Vision enabled and working you should run the benchmark in DirectX 10 mode…


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Then you can setup the the game to 1680×1050 resolution with maximum details without AA and run the variable benchmark in order to get a real in-game performance results, because the fixed benchmark will only test with a cut scene from the game and not with real gaming scenario. The developers from Capcom and Nvidia are promising a lot of pop-out of the screen effects when using 3D Vision, but unfortunately they are not present in the benchmark version of the game, but still even the demo looks very good.


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Here are my first results from Resident Evil 5 Benchmark on Phenom II X2 550 and GeForce GTX 275 under Windows 7 x64, taken will all settings to High, without using AA, at resolution 1680×1050. The above result is from 3D Vision enabled on variable benchmark with DirectX 10 – 53.7 fps average. You can try the benchmark and post your specs and results in the comments below…

To download the Resident Evil 5 benchmark for PC…
Get the full game Resident Evil 5 if you don’t have it already…

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New NVIDIA 3D Vision CD v1.10 BETA Drivers are Out

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Nvidia has published a new beta drivers pack for the owners of GeForce 3D Vision glasses. The new CD v1.10 pack consists of GeForce GPU driver v190.38 WHQL and NVIDIA 3D Vision driver v190.38 that are compatible with Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit and Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit. Here is a list of all the new features, changes and improvements, but have in mind that we are talking about a beta version of the driver pack…

List of New Features

Adds support for Resident Evil 5 tech demo, optimized for NVIDIA 3D Vision. PC gamers will get the most intense Resident Evil experience to date as Resident Evil 5 will take advantage of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately), bringing a whole new dimension of horror to PC Gamers. Fans that pick up the PC version will be the first to experience Stereoscopic 3D out of screen effects as their living rooms are transformed into the village of Kijuju. Infected Majini coming at players from every angle, dust flying in and out of screen and the scariest bosses to date are taken up a notch. Resident Evil 5 PC is a whole new level of fear players will never forget. The game also supports Stereoscopic 3D in all of its cut scenes – an industry first. Download it today!

Fixed operating system crash with Windows 7 64-bit when using multiple displays

New 3D Vision game profiles. Please visit this website for a full list of game ratings.
o Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships
o Armed Forces
o Battlestrike: Forces of Resistance
o Battlestrike: The Road to Berlin
o Battlestrike: Western and Eastern Front
o Biohazard 5
o Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island
o Damnation
o Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
o EverQuest II
o Free Realms
o Ghostbusters
o Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
o Hinterland: Orc Lords
o I-Fluid
o MKZ
o Necrovision
o Overlord II
o PhotoJoy Screensavers
o Resident Evil 5
o Star Tales
o Tian Xia 2

Updated 3D Vision game profiles. Please visit this website for a full list of game ratings.
o Devil May Cry 4 – fixed NVIDIA SLI corruption on the screen edges and adjusted frustum
o FIF09 – fixed shadow corruption
o Hellgate London – now works properly on 64-bit operating systems
o Mirror’s Edge – adjusted the laser sight depth
o NHL 2008 – adjusted the player names so they are on screen
o Race 07 –added the Steam version of the executable in driver to properly recognize and configure the profile
o Sims 3 – fixed water rendering corruption
o World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – adjusted the frustom angle so menus are not cut off at the edge of screen

Download the new NVIDIA 3D Vision CD v1.10 BETA Drivers

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