Tech website Digital Trends has posted the first U.S. review of the new JVC GS-TD1 3D camcorder -- the first Full HD 3D camcorder for consumers to go on sale. It earned a score of 8 out of 10. Reviewer David Elrich was "knocked out" by the 3D images, noting, "The depth of the 3D was terrific and the colors were very accurate." Read the full review here.
WAYNE, NJ, March 7, 2011 ?JVC today announced the availability of a new 3D consumer camcorder, the first on the consumer market that offers 3D video recording in Full High Definition. The new JVC GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two imaging sensors – one for each lens – to capture three-dimensional images in much same way that human eyes work.
3D video shot using the GS-TD1 can be viewed in 3D on any 3D TV. What’s more, the camcorder can shoot 3D video that can be burned to a Blu-ray disc or DVD-R for 3D playback on a compatible Blu-ray player.
UPDATED -- January 25, 2011: The price of the JVC GS-TD1 3D camcorder has been revised to $1,699.95.
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 ?JVC today announced the world’s first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD, thanks to a new JVC-developed high-speed processor that can produce two simultaneous Full HD images.
The new GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors – one for each lens – to capture three-dimensional images much the same way that human eyes work. JVC’s new high-speed imaging engine simultaneously processes the two Full HD images – left and right images at 1920 x 1080i – within that single chip. The newly developed “LR Independent Format” makes the GS-TD1 the world’s first consumer-oriented camcorder capable of 3D shooting in Full HD. JVC’s new camcorder offers other shooting modes as well, including the widely used “Side-by-Side Format” for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting.
The camcorder uses a JVC 3D Twin HD GT Lens that sets a new standard in high-resolution lenses with 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 beautiful bokeh effect (background blurring) shooting of video and stills alike.
WAYNE, NJ, November 10, 2010 – JVC today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its flagship home theater projector, the DLA-X9. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.
The DLA-X9 is a THX® 3D Certified projector that is built using hand-selected, hand-tested components and provides a 100,000:1 native contrast ratio. It uses three 0.7” 1920 x 1080 D-ILA devices and is designed around JVC’s third generation D-ILA High Dynamic Range optical engine that is optimized to provide exceptional native contrast ratios without a dynamic iris to artificially enhance contrast specifications. For 3D display, the projector comes with two pairs of 3D glasses along with a PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter. It goes on sale later this month, one of three new 3D-enabled home theater projectors recently announced by JVC.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology trade show.
WAYNE, NJ, November 9, 2010 – Four new JVC home theater projectors are the world’s first to gain THX® 3D Display Certification. The four projectors, announced at CEDIA Expo in September while undergoing THX testing, will be available later this month.
The new THX 3D Certified projectors are the Reference Series DLA-RS60 and DLA-RS50, to be marketed by JVC’s Professional Products Company, and the Procision Series DLA-X9 and DLA-X7, to be available through JVC U.S.A.
During the THX 3D certification process, more than 400 laboratory tests are conducted, evaluating color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing to ensure the high quality 3D and 2D display performance that home theater enthusiasts demand. The JVC projectors have simple, one button solutions for optimized playback of 3D and 2D movies – THX Cinema Mode to ensure that color reproduction, luminance, blacks, gamma and video processing matches what the filmmaker intended, and THX 3D Cinema Mode, which extends this same level of accuracy for 3D broadcasts and Blu-ray Discs. THX 3D Cinema Mode is designed to deliver highly accurate color in 3D, while minimizing sources of cross-talk and flicker. For further fine-tuning, all THX Modes on JVC projectors can be accessed by THX Professional Calibrators.
ATLANTA, September 23, 2010 – JVC U.S.A. today unveiled six new 3D-enabled D-ILA projectors here at CEDIA EXPO 2010. All six host native contrast ratios that are unmatched in the industry, with the top models delivering a 100,000:1 native contrast ratio.
The new projectors are the Reference Series DLA-RS60, DLA-RS50 and DLA-RS40, to be marketed by JVC’s Professional Products Group, and the Procision Series DLA-X9, DLA-X7 and DLA-X3, to be available through JVC’s Consumer Electronics Group.
“3D has recently become a major box office draw. Now, with 3D broadcast channels emerging, and a growing number of 3D Blu-ray titles available, consumers want the immersive 3D experience in their homes,” said Gary Klasmeier, product engineering manager, D-ILA Systems, JVC Professional Products. “Our new line of D-ILA projectors sets a new standard for home cinema. It’s an immersive home 3D viewing experience.”
WAYNE, NJ, April 29, 2010 — JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., was recognized with awards from three leading industry magazines at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this month. The new IF-2D3D1 Stereoscopic Image Processor was recognized by TV Technology with a prestigious STAR Award, and Videography gave it the Best of Show Vidy 2010 Award. In addition, Broadcast Engineering selected the GD-463D10 Professional 46-inch 3D Display Monitor as a Pick Hit winner for 2010.
“3D was one of the hot topics at NAB this year, so we were very pleased that a number of important industry magazines honored our 3D products,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing and communications. “Our new IF-2D3D1 promises to be an important tool for 3D content creators, and our GD-463D10 has quickly become the de facto standard for professional 3D monitoring.”
WAYNE, NJ (March 15, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., today announced that D’Ambra Technologies, a medical technology research firm based in Portland, Maine, is using the JVC GD-463D10U 46-inch 3D LCD HD monitor as part of a system that allows observers to watch surgical procedures in real-time 3D at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) in Boston.
Established in 2004, D'Ambra Technologies develops imaging systems that bring the benefits of 3D technologies to the medical community. The company combines software and optical engineering with existing medical hardware to improve imaging for a variety of medical procedures.
“What we do better than anyone else is acquire, record, and display realistic medical 3D content independent of the source,” explained David Kaplan, M.D. at D'Ambra Technologies. “We are working to build a system which can model a real surgical field in real time 3D – and then allow virtual surgery to be performed on that virtual surgical field. Surgeons will be able perform a ‘practice operation’ before they cut anything on a patient.”
MODERN VIDEOFILM MONITORS ‘AVATAR’ DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE PROCESS WITH JVC GD-463D10U 3D LCD HD MONITORS
WAYNE, NJ (February 10, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., today announced that Modern VideoFilm, a feature film and television post-production facility in Glendale, Calif., used two JVC GD-463D10U 46-inch 3D LCD HD monitors extensively during its digital intermediate (DI) work on Avatar, the worldwide blockbuster feature film written and directed by James Cameron.
According to Mark Smirnoff, president of studio services, Modern VideoFilm handled the entire DI process for Avatar, providing finishing for theatrical distribution of both the 2D and 3D versions of the film. He said the JVC GD-463D10U monitors enabled technicians to view the 3D images in real time while processing the 3D conform through its Quantel Pablo Stereo3D systems. The monitors were also used while creating the English subtitles in 3D space (on the Z axis), which translate the language spoken by the Na’vi, the blue-skinned, computer generated species encountered by humans in the film.
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JVC 2010 INTERNATIONAL CES PRESS KIT SUMMARY
Below is a list of press releases issued by JVC U.S.A. at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, January 7 – 10, 2010.
1. JVC Demonstrates 3-D Technologies At 2010 International CES
2. JVC Introduces IF-2D3D1 Stereoscopic Image Processor To Help 3D Content Creators Improve Workflow – Unit Offers Real-Time 2D-to-3D Conversion to Repurpose Archived Content, Also Serves as 3D L/R Mixer for Monitoring 3D Footage on Location
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Unit Offers Real-Time 2D-to-3D Conversion to Repurpose Archived Content,
Also Serves as 3D L/R Mixer for Monitoring 3D Footage on Location
WAYNE, NJ (January 6, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., today introduced the IF-2D3D1 Stereoscopic Image Processor, which works as a 2D-to-3D converter and as a 3D L/R mixer for video content producers. Housed in a rugged, 1RU metal cabinet and compatible with a wide range of HD formats, the IF-2D3D1 is designed to help 3D content producers improve their workflow, whether they are converting archived 2D material or shooting original content in 3D.
“With the public’s renewed interest in 3D for both theatrically released content and beyond, many content producers are looking to repurpose existing 2D materials to meet demand. Meanwhile, other producers creating new content need an uncomplicated way to check their 3D footage on location,” explained Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing and communication. “This single unit is ideal for both. The IF-2D3D1 is the key to providing new solutions for virtually any 3D content creation scenario.”
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2010 – JVC is demonstrating an array of 3-D television technologies at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens here today. Technologies on display include a 3-D LCD monitor already on the market, an ultra high resolution high definition 3-D demonstration and a processor for the professional market that converts 2-D content to 3-D.
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