Sony Professional’s PMW-TD300 is a professional single lens 3D camcorder with a compact, shoulder-mount design. The camera’s dual three 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors provide high quality 3D recordings at 1920 x 1080 resolution on to SxS cards using the XDCAM EX codec.
Sony has revealed that the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow has becomes the latest in a long line of flagship shows to trial 3D using Sony’s PMW-TD300 professional 3D camcorder. Since the launch of the camera at IBC last year, it has been used on a wide range of productions, including the Five Nations Rugby League Championship and Strictly Come Dancing, as major broadcasters experiment with 3D outside of live sports and landmark events.
What is 3D-HDR ?
Traditional imaging techniques are incapable of capturing accurately or displaying the wide range of lighting in the real world. Some areas may be under-exposed and others over-exposed. High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging technologies are an exception: HDR can capture and deliver a wider range of real-world lighting to provide a significantly enhanced viewing experience.
3D Stereoscopy, on the other hand, is an imaging technique which enables or improves the illusion of depth by presenting two offset images to each of the viewer’s eyes. It has been shown to provide a strong cue for distance judgements and is capable of improving task performance.
3D-HDR, also known as Stereoscopic High Dynamic Range (SHDR), has the potential of bringing these diverse technologies together, exploiting the advantages of both. This novel imaging method with an unprecedented level of realism has the potential to deliver both improved depth perception and a realistic representation of the scene lighting.
Who is doing 3D-HDR?
3D-HDR is a pioneer field explored by only a few companies. GOHDR (UK) will present its first 3D-HDR solutions at the NAB in April 2012.
"Perceiving in Depth, Volume 1, 2 and 3" is a 3-volumes set in the "Oxford Psychology Series" by Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers. The 3-books set is available from February 24, 2012 on Amazon and from other bookshops from 530.81$ (official price is 575$).
The industry talks 3D. Make sure you join them on 22-23 March 2012, in London, UK. Book your free place through the link here under.
- Hear from the commissioners of UK 3D content
- Get top tips from award winning 3D companies
- Test out the latest 3D camera rigs
- Get hands on with 3D post production software
- Investigate how 3D games can be tied into your films
- Fancy an outside 3D broadcast? This is the only place to understand these possibilities.