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CyberLink Has Released The New PowerDVD 13 Media Player

April 2nd, 2013 · 5 Comments · General 3D News

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Today CyberLink has introduced their new version 13 of the PowerDVD media player, bringing some new and interesting features and improvements, some of which related to 3D, though not that much is actually targeted especially at stereoscopic 3D support. If you are going to be using the player for Blu-ray 3D movie and would use the player mostly for 3D video playback you’d need the Ultra version as the other two versions of the player – Pro and Deluxe do not come with stereo 3D video support at all.

Among the more interesting features in the new PowerDVD 13 are things like official support for the new AVCHD 2.0 standard (including 3D video support), playback of lossless APE audio (OGG and FLAC are already supported), 4K video support (for bitrates up to 60 Mbps) and a new subtitle rendering engine allowing you to better customzie how the subtitles appear. CyberLink also promises faster startup time for Blu-ray movies, better speed and responsiveness of the playback for various types of media. With the new PowerDVD 13 there is more attention for not only HD and 3D video playback, but for HD audio as well, so if you have a more serious sound system you can enjoy not only high-quality audio from movies, but also play looseless stereo audio and multichannel HD audio as well. It is interesting to note that the new PowerDVD 13 also supports TrueTheater HD for Blu-ray movies and Full HD videos (upscaling resolution) as compared to the previous version 12.

There isn’t much changed on the types of stereoscopic 3D display devices and output modes from the previous version, though they were already quite comprehensive with support for only 3D-capable DLP Link projectors using DLP Link glasses being the only thing that is still missing, though frame sequential mode is supported on a devices using 3D Vision with compatible hardware. PowerDVD 13 Ultra is available with a price of US $99.95 or €99.99 Euro and if you have an older 11/12 Ultra version you can upgrade for half the price of the license.

For more information about the new CyberLink PowerDVD 13 media player…

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JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder Is Now Available on the Market

October 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Shooting in 3D


Earlier this year when JVC has announced during NAB 2011 their JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder the company has stated that it should be available on the market with a price of less than $2500 USD, but now that the 3D camcorder is actually available the price looks even more attractive. The JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D camcorder has an official list price of $1995 USD, but you can actually purchase it with a price closer to $1700 USD (if you live in the US that is). The new JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is actually based on the not long ago announced consumer 3D camcorder – JVC GS-TD1, with pretty much the only difference being the fact that the HMZ1 version has support for 24p 3D recording mode as well as dual XLR microphone inputs. JVC has also announced that the consumer GS-TD1 model will be getting a software update by the end of the year, so it may also get 24p 3D mode available at that time. But since the new JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is not much more expensive you may also get that feature even now to make your life easier when editing and exporting the 3D video recorded with the camcorder. The only problem with the JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is the fact that since it is considered a professional product it may take more time to appear on some smaller markets or not become available at all, even if the consumer JVC GS-TD1 model is present there.

For more information about the JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder….
You can get the JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder from Amazon for about $1720 USD…

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