Last week at CES, JVC showed a new 3-D consumer camcorder that uses two lenses and two 3.32-megapixel CMOS sensors, one for each lens, to capture 3-D images much the same way that human eyes work. The new GS-TD1 includes a JVC-developed high-speed processor that can produce two simultaneous 1920 x 1080i HD images.
JVC’s new high-speed imaging engine simultaneously processes the two HD images within that single chip. The camera captures images in a new compression scheme that JVC calls the “LR Independent Format,” as well as other shooting modes like the widely used side-by-side format for AVCHD 3-D and conventional 2-D shooting.
The camcorder features a JVC 3D Twin HD GT Lens that is made of extra-low-dispersion glass for crisp, high-contrast images as well as multiple aspherical lenses for fine image reproduction. The GS-TD1 also features round iris diaphragms that enable background blurring, shooting of video and stills alike.
The GS-TD1 and GZ-HM960 both use Everio MediaBrowser software (for Windows) for full management, editing and sharing of content. In addition to full-fledged video and still image editing, files can be uploaded effortlessly to social media sites such as YouTube or Facebook. On the GS-TD1, the software allows 3-D video to be shared on YouTube.
The JVC GZ-TD1 will be available in March, and the HD Everio GZ-HM960 will be available in February.