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Panasonic AG-3DP1 shoots movies in 3D

12 Apr

Panasonic has just announced the AG-3DP1, a new camcorder designed for shooting movies in 3D. The shoulder-mounted camcorder packs a 3D twin-lens, and is designed for users planning to shoot 3D tech gadgets of live events, sports, documentaries and independent films. The AG-3DP1 packs 2 1/3″ full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS images with enhanced sensitivity, a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor for generating full production quality, native 1920 x 1080 resolution images. The camera also captures 3D footage directly through the dual-lens, without the need for any external equipment or post processing – it is possible to just shoot and cut footage from the camera to make a 3D movie. With functions like variable frame rate to create fast and slow motion effects, users can get creative with the camera itself. The lenses of these tech gadgets can zoom up to 17x and the camera records up to 80 minutes of footage on dual 64GB P2 cards in AVC-Intra 100 1080/24pN and a 3.2″ LCD display for previewing recorded footage rounds things off. No prices have been announced but we can expect to see the 3DP1 on sale in autumn this year. With 3D cameras becoming more accessible to everybody – you can expect a lot more 3D movies to start popping up in the future, especially in the indie movie scene.

Source from ubergizmo

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Panasonic And Partners Announce New M-3DI Active-Shutter 3D Standard

29 Mar

Because the world of 3D isn’t confusing enough already! Yes, a new standard is rising, led by Panasonic and joined by a number of partners. M-3DI is a new “can we all just agree on this” standard for active-shutter 3D systems. What differentiates it from the systems that don’t follow its standard? Nothing, it appears, except that M-3DI devices will all work with each other. I guess that’s something.

So Panasonic and Xpand 3D are the leaders, and Hitachi, Mitsubishi, ViewSonic, and several other manufacturers are joining the fun. What about Sony, Samsung, LG, and the others, you ask? Not involved. You’ll have to use their glasses tech gadgets.

Of course, the active shutter generation of 3D is going to be obsolete in a year or two once polarized or glasses-free takes over. I’m glad Panny is trying to smooth out the active-shutter landscape, but I can’t get excited when I’ve never liked the technology and know it’s on its way out.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 review roundup: impressive video recording, murky still images

28 Mar


In case you’re still wondering if Panasonic’s mirrorless Lumix GH2 is worth your $900, we’ve rounded up a handful of gadget reviews to provide a pointer for your next big purchase. While most reviewers agree that this Micro Four Thirds camera appears to be very similar to its predecessor, they universally praise the subtly improved ergonomics, speedy liveview autofocusing, and refined image quality, especially with its 1080p AVCHD video recording (although Digital Camera Resource Page did notice some artifacting in its clips). Noise is also a non-issue up to about ISO 800 or 1600, though it’s apparent that the 16 megapixel stills are comparatively dull and, like those from many other MFTs, aren’t quite on par with DSLRs — expect plenty of manual processing work here, as demoed by the good folks over at Digital Photography Review. All in all, the GH2 electronic gadgets are a great kit for high quality video capturing, bundled with a pretty good still performance that requires some extra TLC afterwards — kinda ironic in a way, but hey, this isn’t a problem for lovers of video bokeh.

Read more details from http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/27/panasonic-lumix-gh2-review-roundup-impressive-video-recording/

Samsung unveils strongest Plasma TV Line-up for 2011

19 Mar

Plasma TV technology has been called out many times to be on the way out, but LCD and even the new LED LCD technology is still not matching the Plasma image quality. I am a big Plasma fan and apparently Samsung is seeing the success Panasonic has with their always strong Plasma line-up. The 2011 line represents Samsung’s broadest range of plasma TVs, with 15 new electronic gadgets across six product series. Its new Plasma+1 narrow bezel design delivers larger screen sizes than previously available.

Do not get me wrong, premium LED LCD TV panels deliver outstanding image quality, but there is something about Plasma that appeals more to me. It is more organic. LCD technology is “cold”. A good comparison is that people prefer a regular light bulb over the cold light LED lamps are emitting. In any case I appreciate the new strong line-up of Samsung Plasma TVs to keep Panasonic on its toes.

The Samsung Plasma D8000 and D7000 Series TVs feature Samsung’s signature brushed metal bezel design that was widely popular with the 2010 LED TV line, while the D550 series sports the trademark Touch of Color design. New in 2011, Samsung’s unique Quad Stand will be introduced to the plasma D8000 series to offer the elegance associated with a luxury product.  Samsung says the new Plasma TVs are only 1.5-inches deep.

The new D8000, D7000 and D6500 are equipped with Samsung Smart Hub. The Samsung Smart Hub offers Search, Video recommendations, web browser and Samsung Apps. Connecting to Smart Hub and the Internet is easy right out of the box. Built-in Wi-Fi is included across Samsung’s ultra-slim plasma portfolio – the D8000, D7000 and D6500 Series electronic gadgets.

Samsung will include 3D in three-quarters of its plasma portfolio in 2011. If I would need to buy a new TV right now, I still would say no to 3D. 3D lost quite some steam. I really wonder if the industry manages to drum up interest again for Q4 and the crucial Black Friday shopping season.

The 15 new Samsung 2011 Plasma TVs will be available depending on the model this and next months. Below is a table with the list prices of all new Samsung Plasma models. Amazon will offer the new Samsung Plasma TVs way below list price as soon as they become available.