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Old July 28th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #16
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I'm with you Dan Brockett. More 3D!! Then again I'm probably more of a fan of it than most people. I bought a virtual boy last summer because I couldn't afford one when they were new while in 8th grade.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #17
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The "Competitor site" revealed that the lens is basically 2 smaller lenses that only allow a 960x540 resolution for each eye. You also have to manually adjust the two lenses to line up in order to properly edit everything later. No alternating shutter for each eye, just 2 micro-lenses that have both images side by side captured by one sensor.

So, in essence, the 3D this camera produces will only be in 960x540.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 07:01 AM   #18
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The "Competitor site" revealed that the lens is basically 2 smaller lenses that only allow a 960x540 resolution for each eye. You also have to manually adjust the two lenses to line up in order to properly edit everything later. No alternating shutter for each eye, just 2 micro-lenses that have both images side by side captured by one sensor.

So, in essence, the 3D this camera produces will only be in 960x540.
That doesn't sound right, if the image is a split left/right surely it will be 960x1080, which is half 1920x1080, rather than 960x540, which is a quarter resolution being half height _and_ half width.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #19
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Except that 960x1080 is not widescreen. If the frame width is indeed 960, then the native height would be 540. Of course they could squeeze the frame in the optics to use more of the sensor height, and then use in-camera processing to resize the frame back to widescreen aspect ratio.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 07:01 AM   #20
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Just found the UK page for the camera, and it says "The right/left images (each with 960 x 1080 pixels) that enter through the lenses are recorded using the side-by-side method.", so it's definitely not 960x540.

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Old August 13th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #21
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This was the original resolution of the Z1U CCDs, so the 3D should be Z1U quality. This probably means the mini-lenses are anamorphic.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #22
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Re: Panasonic's consumer-grade 3D camcorder: HDC-SDT750

So... did anyone take the plunge on this or the other Panasonic 3D adaptive lens cameras?

Any comments on the experience?
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