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Noah Kadner
Details and pricing on Panasonic's 3D camera
on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:23:01 am



The world's first pro quality, fully-integrated full HD 3D camcorder has a name -- and it's up for pre-order. The AG-3DA1 camera (available this fall) is equipped with dual lenses and two full 1920 x 1080 2.07 megapixel 3-MOS imagers for recording 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p and 50p in AVCHD. It can record for up to 180 minutes on dual 32GB SD cards in AVCHD PH mode, and sports dual HD-SDI out, HDMI (version 1.4), two XLR connectors, built-in stereo microphone and twin-lens camera remotes. This bad boy is listed at $21,000, and you can reserve yours for $1,000 down. That's nice of them, huh? But that ain't all! The newly announced AG-HMX100 video mixer (available this June) supports full 3D as well (we're sensing a theme here), as does the 25-inch BT-3DL2550 LCD monitor for field use (available this September). Just the thing for filming your Avatar fan films, huh? The latter two are priced at $5,600 and $9,900 respectively.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/16/panasonic-goes-3d-crazy-with-ag-3da1-cam...

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Jan Crittenden Livingston
Re: Details and pricing on Panasonic's 3D camera
on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:18:27 pm

Actually Noah, the $1000 deposit is a hope to bring a semblance of order to the first deliveries. Don't know if you were in line when the HVX200 hit, but that was really chaos, but I think you were there. I think the little 3D camera is going to be speaking to a lot of customers for a number of different applications, not just films. And frankly I don't think you could shoot Avatar with this camera, the inter-occular is not adjustable but convergence is. Although some parts of it you could.

It is the coolest thing I have played with in a while.

Thanks for bringing it up.

Best,

jan

Jan Crittenden Livingston
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Charles Binn
better codec
on Feb 17, 2010 at 1:54:30 pm

Hi everyone,

Do the HD-SDI out ports supply a better codec if you connect them with two external recorders? Will it be possible to get something like the AVCIntra codec with 10 BIT?

Thanks
Charles




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Noah Kadner
Re: Details and pricing on Panasonic's 3D camera
on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:42:03 am

Ha- btw that's me quoting Gizmodo not my words. But I'll take one please. :)

Noah

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Jan Crittenden Livingston
Re: Details and pricing on Panasonic's 3D camera
on Feb 18, 2010 at 1:20:11 pm

Actually the HD-SDI is an uncompressed output. Send it to any compression scheme you wish.

Best,

Jan

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Dan Brockett
Re: Details and pricing on Panasonic's 3D camera
on Feb 18, 2010 at 3:44:41 pm

Jan:

Do you know if the HD SDI output will be 8 bit or 10 bit?

Dan

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Gil Baxton
Re: Details and pricing on Panasonic's 3D camera
on Feb 27, 2011 at 8:17:27 am

Actually Panasonic is reducing the price of AG-3DA1 by 4.000 Eur

'Panasonic is purchasing the first production in 3D for 4,000 Euros, when shot with the camcorder Panasonic AG-3DA1 bought from 1st of Dec 2010 until 31st of March 2011.'


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