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THE ultimate stereoscopic camera

In 2013, ESA will launch Gaia, the most powerfull stereoscopic camera ever build to the L2 Lagrange point (a million-and-a-half kilometres from Earth) where it will stay taking pictures for at least 5 years. Gaia will catalogue a thousand million stars, producing 10,000 times more data than the previous Hipparcos mission.
The camera was not designed with hairedressers in mind. However, it will have the the capacity of measuring the diameter of a human hair at 1000 km.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the completion of the camera that’s to be used in Gaia: a billion-pixel mosaic comprising 106 individual CCDs in a 0.5x1 meter array.
Although Gaia's transmitter is weak, it will be able to maintain the transmission at an 5 Mbps data rate from a distance of 1.5 million km. ESA’s most powerful ground stations, the 35 m-diameter radio dishes in Cebreros, Spain, and New Norcia, Australia, will intercept the faint signal.
Gaia will always point away from the Sun. After launch, it will unfold a ‘skirt’ that consists of a dozen separate panels. These will deploy into a roughly circular disc, just over 10 m in diameter that performs two functions: sunshade, which will permanently shade the telescopes in the payload module and allow their temperatures to drop to –100°C. The other function is to generate power for the spacecraft, so its surface will be partially covered with solar panels to generate electricity.

In 2013, ESA will launch Gaia, the most powerfull stereoscopic camera ever build to the L2 Lagrange point (a million-and-a-half kilometres from Earth) where it will stay taking pictures for at least 5 years. Gaia will catalogue a thousand million stars, producing 10,000 times more data than the previous Hipparcos mission.

The on-board gigapixel stereoscopic cameras were not designed with hairdressers in mind. However, they will have the capacity of measuring the diameter of a human hair at 1000 km!

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A Panasonic 3D cam on board of the last space shuttle flight

Panasonic’s AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D camcorder is headed to space to document in stereoscopic 3D the International Space Station on the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle. This is the ultimate flight of the shuttle Atlantis, its 33rd flight, and the 135th mission of the Space Shuttle Program. Panasonic has provided NASA with AG-3DA1 3D camcorders, 3D LCD monitors and ruggedized Toughbook laptops that have documented the training and preparation leading up to the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the ISS in 3D.

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Legend Films adds over 500 FrameCycler PRO seats to its 2D-3D business.

Legend Films (San Diego, CA, USA) has made a significant investment in its stereo conversion pipeline with a major deployment of IRIDAS SpeedGrade NX, FrameCycler DDS and FrameCycler PRO systems. With this announcement, Legend has upgraded its stereo conversion pipeline to include 8 SpeedGrade NX suites, 8 FrameCycler DDS review systems, and has deployed over 500 seats of FrameCycler PRO to ensure every employee, company-wide, has access to stereoscopic review on their desktops.

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