At this year’s NAB Show there were countless 3D rigs, monitors, and image processors. 3D capture technology is evolving at an extraordinary pace, and in many different directions. Mitch and I got to check out some of the smaller, more affordable 3D devices that could make a big splash in 3D production.
First up is the Panasonic 3D camera, the AG-3DA1. This little guy was first revealed at NAB 2009, and is now only a few months away from being released. Watch the video to see the camera up close in the Panasonic booth:
The nanoFlash from Convergent Design has been a popular product for many different applications. Now they have combined two of these units to produce a 3D recorder. I got a chance to talk with Mike Schell of Convergent Design:
The CineDeck is a brand new product that a lot of people were talking about at the show. This device combines a small touchscreen monitor and a high quality recorder. It can record in Cineform, DNxHD, and uncompressed in various flavors of HD up to 1080 4:4:4. It will also be able to work as a 3D recorder. Watch as Mitch talks with Charles d’Autremont, the developer of the CineDeck: