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The Latest GoPro HD HERO2 Firmware Brings Proper 3D Support

February 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

The GoPro HD HERO2 action cameras now finally should have proper support for the 3D HERO system for shooting in stereoscopic 3D format with the just released new firmware v.70. In order to update the firmware of your HD HERO2 cameras you will need to use the latest version of the GoPro CineForm Studio. When you have the camera connected and you run CineForm Studio you should be prompted if an update is available, offering you to update the one on your camera, that is if you don’t yet have the latest firmware installed. If you are using GoPro HD HERO2 cameras and already have the 3D HERO adapter you are welcome to share your feedback on how well the setup works after installing the latest firmware…

For more information about the HD HERO2 and to download CineForm Studio…

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PS3 System Software Update v3.70 With New Stereo 3D Features

August 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News

Sony is expected to make available their next system software update version 3.70 today for the PlayStation 3 console that will introduces some new stereoscopic 3D related features among other things. The first one is the addition of support for 3D digital photos in MPO (Multi-Picture) format that can now be viewed in 3D on the XMB and in the Photo Gallery application. So if you have a 3D-capable camera that uses this format, you will be able to preview your 3D photos on the PS3 console if you have it connected to a 3D HDTV. The other interesting updates cover the Blu-ray 3D movie playback functionality of the PS3 console. After applying the 3.70 software update you wuill be getting support for playback of Blu-ray Java (BD-J) content recorded on Blu-ray 3D discs as well as support for DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HR decoding/bit stream output (lossless audio) while playing Blu-ray 3D movies. So you can say that the PS3 is now finally becoming just like a dedicated Blu-ray 3D-capable player, supporting all the extra features you’d expect from such a device, but that on top of the gaming functionality of the console.

What else to expect from the PS3 System Software Update v3.70…

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New Blu-ray 3D Disc Players From Sony Available in March

February 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments · General 3D News

It seems that Sony is constantly working on creating a full ecosystem of stereoscopic 3D-ready products and it will not just provide us with a new range of 3D-ready TVs (BRAVIA LX900 series) and the software update to add S3D support to their PlayStation 3 cConsole, there will be much more. The Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc Player, announced at CES, for example will be the first of the company’s devices capable of playing 3D Blu-ray Disc movies with no firmware upgrade. It should be available in March with a price of about $250 USD and Amazon is already taking pre-orders with a release date announced as March 9th. If you are looking for a new more affordable Blu-ray 3D Disc Player, you’ll have another choice with Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray Disc Player which will be ready to play Blu-ray 3D Disc movies on a 3D enabled TV after a firmware upgrade. This one is also expected in March with a price of about $200 USD and again it is already available for pre-order at Amazon with an expected release date of March 16th. Completing the “3D picture”, the range of Sony Home Cinema products recently announced at CES including the BDV-E370, BDV-E870, BDV-E970W, BDV-F500 and BDV-F700 will all also offer 3D-ready status, but they will require firmware update for the Blu-ray 3D support. With all that said, you should also not forget that the first Blu-ray 3D movie titles are not going to hit the market anytime before summer along with the compatible 3D TVs from Sony and other brands, so you should consider if you want to be prepared with a 3D-compatible player early…

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