Monday, June 22, 2009
Developments in 3D TV and Camera Technologies
With the recent success of 3D theatrical releases, and a slew of new pictures on the way (anyone else excited for the Jim Carrey vehicle A Christmas Carol?) it's no surprise that home entertainment companies are busily developing their own 3D products. Home users can already purchase 3D TVs, like Samsung and Mitsubishi's rear projection and flat panel 3D-compatible TVs.
Unfortunately, this technology is not affordable for your everyday Joe Schmo like me. Most of these TVs require additional purchases, including the purchase of those ever-important and fashionable 3D glasses. And lets face it, if you're gonna put the money into a 3D rear-projection system, you're sure as hell gonna want enough pairs of glasses to enjoy a movie with family and friends.
For the filmmaker interested in 3D, Panasonic is developing "a professional 3D Full HD production system", whatever that is. It sounds like fancy-talk for "I can make 3D movies in HD. Look at me!" The product is still in development, and pricing is not set.
For more information, check out reviews for 3D glasses here, and breaking news on 3D developments at 3D Roundup.