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Optoma has introduced the new HD33 projector – the first more affordable Full HD 1080p 3D DLP projector with HDMI 1.4a stereoscopic 3D support. The HD33 has also been developed in parallel with the company’s new 3D-RF glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology and have been specifically designed to maximize brightness & contrast while eliminating the line of sight and synchronization issues commonly experienced with systems using infra-red (IR) emitters. The new glasses are fully rechargeable; the emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.
The Optoma HD33 supports all the HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats, including both Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats, and more. To further enhance 3D compatibility, Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats can be manually enabled to allow other non-HDMI 1.4a compatible devices, such as older set top boxes, Xbox360, or PCs, to display 3D via the VGA or HDMI ports. Accordingly, the HD33 offers two HDMI 1.4a ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video, RS-232, a +12V trigger, and a VESA 3D Port. The maximum brightness offered by Optoma HD33 is 1800 ANSI lumens and the contrast ratio is 4000:1, the projection lamp is rated to last up to 4000 hours in standard mode or 3000 hours in bright mode.
The Optoma HD33 has an end-user price of $1,499 USD.
The new Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera will allow you to capture 3D HD movies in 720p resolution as well as still photos with up to 10 megapixel resolution. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera comes complete with two 10-megapixel sensors and two Fujinon 3x optical zoom lenses, providing you with the ability to capture high-definition, high-resolution images and movies in stereo 3D format effortlessly with great quality in automatic or manual mode.
And thanks to the 2 sets of lens and sensors in the camera the capture process works in the same way as human eyes do. Our ability to perceive depth comes from viewing an object along two different lines of sight with this phenomenon called parallax. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 is fitted with two lenses to capture realistic images that are unchanged from how human eyes see them with a little difference coming from the fact that the two lenses on the camera are slightly more apart from each other than our eyes normally are. This is done in order to get better results in terms of depth when shooting panoramas or objects that are more distant.
A great plus on the camera is the fact that you can see your 3D movies and photos in real 3D without the need for special glasses thanks to the large 3.5-inch autostereoscopic 3D LCD screen with high-resolution and high-contrast. See it in all its glory with your own eyes and then just transfer the photos and movies to your computer and watch them on a higher resolution and screen size for optimal enjoyment. You can also connect your W3 camera to a 3D-capable HDTV using a HDMI 1.4 interface and sit back and enjoy all your photos and home movies in amazing high definition 3D.
The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera is available for $499.95 USD
The interest in 3D Stereo solutions is continuing to grow lately and one of the products that a lot of people expect is the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera that can record both in 2D and in 3D (still images and movies). The Real 3D W1 camera uses two separate Fujinon lenses along with two 10 megapixel CCD sensors to be able to simultaneously take two images just like the eyes of a normal human see everything. The two images can then be combined into a 3D stereo picture with the help of the RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D or into a 3D stereo video clip with resolution of up to 640×480. On the back of the camera you’ll find a 2.8-inch LCD screen that is capable of displaying both 2D and 3D content so that you will be able to preview the images and videos you shoot without having to worry if they are in 2D or 3D mode. Another interesting feature of the camera, when not shooting in 3D mode is the ability to take two 2D pictures with different settings in order to get the best result without having to take two different pictures one after the other. And you get all that in a compact and a good-looking camera that is very easy to use in taking both 2D or 3D images or even shooting videos…
The bad news is that the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera is still not available and is expected to be released later this year (in September). The price of the digital camera is still not announced, but different sources cite that it should be about 600 US dollars which is not that much if you consider what you’ll be getting. Of course I still cannot say if the product will be that good as we all expect it to be, but soon we’ll probably be able to see for ourselves. Along with the FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera Fujifilm is going to also release an 8-inch digital 3D photo viewer – FinePix Real 3D V1, but of course you should be able to view the 3D images and videos you take with Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision and other similar products.
Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1
Number of effective pixels – 10 million pixels
CCD sensor – 1/2.3-inch CCD x2 (two sensors for 3D)
Storage media – Internal memory (Approx. 42MB), SD/SDHC memory card
Pictures file format – 3D Still image: MPO+JPEG, MPO (Multi Picture Format compatible); 2D Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movies file format – 3D Movie: 3D-AVI (Stereo AVI format with 2 image channels); 2D Movie: AVI format (Motion JPEG with sound)
Supported resolutions: L: 3648×2736 (4:3) / L: 3648×2432 (3:2) / M: 2592×1944 (4:3) / S: 2048×1536 (4:3) pixels
Lens: Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) – F4.2 (Tele)
Lens focal length: f=6.3 – 18.9 mm, equivalent to 35 – 105 mm on a 35 mm camera
Aperture: Wide: F3.7 / F5 / F8, Telephoto: F4.2 / F5.6 / F9
Sensitivity (ISO): Auto / Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
LCD display: 2.8-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots color LCD monitor with Light Direction Control, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording: 640×480 pixels / 320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-speed
Dimensions: Approx. 123.6 (W) x 68 (H) x 25.6 (D) mm
Weight: Approx. 260g