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Gumball 3000 Stereoscopic 3D Video – 2011 London Start Day

March 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment · 3D Movies & Videos

Welcome to the crazy world of Gumball 3000, this short 3D video from the 2011 Gumball 3000 rally start day in London that was shot and shared by iWATCH3D, using the Sony HDR-TD10E consumer 3D camcorder for shooting Sony Vegas 11 for editing it. You are sure to enjoy it as it shows some really nice cars in good 3D, so no reason not to take a look. Below you will also find a download link for the YouTube 3D video embedded above in Side by Side format, so you can download it on your computer and watch it using the 3D Vision Video Player or the Stereoscopic player (don’t forget to select 16:9 aspect). And as usual feel free to share your comments about the video after watching it in 3D.

To download the Gumball 3000 Stereoscopic 3D Video in Side by Side format…

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More JVC GS-TD1 3D Camcorder First Impressions and a Sample Video

February 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

Here is something interesting coming from iWATCH3D from an event in JVC’s London headquarters where they presented the upcoming JVC GS-TD1 3D consumer camcorder. Michael has managed to paly a bit with the 3D camcorder to get some good hands-on impression and also to record some sample 3D footage that you can see online here on YouTube 3D or download the video from the links bellow with a higher quality. I’m just going to quite the pros and cons that he has summarized in his short overview and you can read the full hands-on impressions on his website.

Here are some of the nice things on the JVC GS-TD1 3D:

– F1.2 lens has got to be the biggest plus. I didn’t yet see any super low light done by it, but from the indoor shots I’ve done, it certainly didn’t show too much disturbing noise artefacts. Makes it capable of nice Bokeh shots, not really DSLR league but enough to make your depth bracket be isolated from the background.
– Manual controls. I’ve seen the settings that I would want to set myself to manual when shooting at normal pace. Focus, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, audio input/output levels, parallax can all be set before pressing record.
– 3.5″ 3D LCD screen. Yes 3D on it looks Ok, but what I liked best was to swivel the articulating screen to an angle that I saw the 3D stops working but the two streams overlay so I can monitor parallax values and adjust my position to the subject for best 3D.
– Ability to shoot 3D time lapses is something that I just didn’t get enough time to check out but I bet it will look good.
– 3D MPO photos in 1080 resolution… not as good as Fuji’s W3, most probably, but it’s there and occasionally why not make a 3D picture?

And what can be further improved in the JVC GS-TD1 3D:

– At the wide end of the lens it’s 35mm equivalent is only 42mm which some could say make them look home-video-ish. It’s the same lens that they’ve used in the other new 2D top end consumer camcorder the HM960 but to have a compact size 3D camcorder they used two smaller 1/4.1″ CMOS sensors, compared to HM960s 1/2.3″ that makes it have a wide end of 29.5mm (35mm equivalent).
– Interlaced recording. Personally I’m not a fan of it in either 2D or 3D. Even the best deinterlacing software will not cope well with fast motion/action/panning etc. Especially in 3D you want sharp images for the brain to get more info to be able to recreate the best 3D effect.
– CMOS’ famous rolling shutter. It’s there but considerably less painful than for example my Canon 550d’s (T2i). So a good job by JVC, but in a perfect world, for 3D specifically, again I’d prefer global shutter.
– Electronic image stabilizer. An optical would have been better, mainly as it’s a consumer product and it’s designed to be handheld.

Michael compares the JVC with the Fujifilm W3 and his custom dual Canon 550D (T2i) 3D recording rig and you should also have in mind that the JVC GS-TD1 3D camcorder is a consumer product and not a professional one. And JVC’s product will probably have a serious competition with Sony’s upcoming HDR-TD10E 3D camcorder and hopefully we’ll soon start seeing more information and demo footage from Sony’s product as well. Personally I’m interested in both and will try to get them for testing if possible, because I’m planning to purchase one of these two models for shooting 3D video as any stereo 3D enthusiast interested in 3D video recording on a non-professional level probably is also interested in them…

Download the JVC GS-TD1 3D Samplemirror 1

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JVC GS-TD1 Consumer 3D Camcorder Unboxing and Demo Videos

February 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Shooting in 3D

It seems that in Japan the new JVC GS-TD1 consumer 3D camcorder is already available, lucky guys, and we are still going to have to wait a bit more before it becomes available in the rest of the world. An YouTube user called BlazeCustoms has published an unboxing video of the JVC GS-TD1 along with some sample 3D videos that can be used to get an idea on what to expect from the 3D camcorder that will probably have strong competition with Sony’s HDR-TD10E 3D camcorder. We’ll have to wait and see when both products are available, but even before actually seeing them or trying the camcorders I’m starting to like more the JVC as compared to the Sony camcorder. As I’m already planning to get one of these for personal use instead of the two Sony camcorders that I’m currently using in a 3D rig to experiment… not that I’ll be getting rid of these, but I’ll probably retire the Side by Side rig and focus more on the custom DIY beamsplitter rig I’m working on. Today, after a bit of a delay I finally got the two adjustment rails for the cameras, so I hope to finally have the rig working in the next few days and to be able to post some samples here as well. Meanwhile take a look at the multiple demo clips that the same user has shot with the JVC GS-TD1 and shared on YouTube in 3D format below:

Fish popping out in 3D demo video on YouTube 3D…
Octopus in 3D popping out demo video on YouTube 3D…
Huge fish in aquarium in 3D demo video on YouTube 3D…
Small fish in aquarium in 3D demo video on YouTube 3D…

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