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New More Compact Sony HDR-TD20V 3D Camcorder Announced

January 10th, 2012 · 6 Comments · General 3D News

At the 2012 CES Sony has announced a new more compact 3D-capable consumer camcorder in the form of Sony HDR-TD20V, a camera apparently based on the last year’s HDR-TD10, but with reduced size in order to make it more compact. According to Sony the new HDR-TD20VE is around 66% of the size of its predecessor, and while it is not bad to have the camera becoming more compact, there is something that suffers from the size reduction. I’m talking about the fact that the interaxial distance of the new model (Sony HDR-TD20V) has been further reduced to about 21 mm, and while this makes it more suitable for shooting closer things in 3D, if you shoot more distant things they will be looking flatter than with the older HDR-TD10.

Sony HDR-TD20V 3D Camcorder Main Features:

– Up to 4hr Full HD 3D on 64GB memory
– Dual 1/3.91 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor and dual BIONZ processor
– Dual G Lens with 10x optical zoom; 12x extended zoom (3D) / 17x extended zoom (2D); 33.4mm wide angle (3D) / 29.8mm (2D)
– Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
– Up to 20.4 effective megapixel still photo (2D only)
– 5.1ch surround sound with Auto Wind Noise Reduction and Closer Voice
– 8.8cm/3.5″ wide Xtra Fine 3D LCD touchscreen
– Stereo speaker with S-Master Amplifier technology
– Connect and quick charge with built-in USB cable
– GPS with detailed mapping

The new Sony HDR-TD20V apparently is also not capable of recording 3D photos, you can capture only 2D photos with even higher resolution than with the older model (HDR-RD10) that also was not capable of taking 3D photos. The new model HDR-TD20V is also only capable of recording in 50i/60i (depending on region) 3D mode, so still no 24p 3D recording option… or with order words Sony just made the 3D camera more compact and with a bit smaller interaxial, there is not much improvement in the functionality it offers. The Sony HDR-TD20V should be available on the market around the end of March this year with the same price as the Sony HDR-RD10 is currently available at.

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Sony’s Two Worlds 3D Video Commercial in Stereoscopic 3D Format

October 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

Here is the stereo 3D version of the Sony Two Worlds global commercial that you migth’ve already seen in 2D (for the 2D version), and if you are interested in the making of the commercial as it sure if quite interesting to see how it was made as it is pretty much composed of computer generated graphics aside from the two characters. The production is the work of Spy Films according to whom the commercial Sony – Two Worlds was initially inspired by Manoukian’s celebrated short film, Nuit Blanche. The film has won a number of awards for its luscious, slow motion depiction of inspiring love – including the Grand Prize at the LG Film Fest and a Golden Nica at Prix Ars.

You can download the 3D version of the Sony Two Worlds video commercial…

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Sony’s PlayStation 3D Display Will Be Available on November 13th

October 20th, 2011 · 6 Comments · General 3D News

It seems that the Sony PlayStation 3D monitor will be available starting November 13th (at least in USA) as Amazon is already taking pre-orders for it with the shipping date set for then. Just a reminder, this 3D display will be equipped with HDMI 1.4 interface in order to be used with the PlayStation 3D console for gaming in stereo 3D mode. It will not be officially compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology, although it may get supported through the 3DTV Play software and also might work with AMD HD3D technology. However you should be aware of the fact that when using HDMI 1.4 for stereo 3D content you are limited to 720p 50/60Hz 3D mode intended for gaming and 1080p 24Hz 3D mode intended for movies.

For more information about the Sony 24-inch PlayStation 3D Monitor (CECH-ZED1)…

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