The 3DP1 is equipped with dual optical, wide 17X (target) zoom lenses and can record for up to 80 minutes on dual 64GB P2 cards in AVC-Intra 100 1080/24pN. The camera recorder offers professional interfaces including dual HD SDI outs, HDMI (3D compatible) out, and two XLR connectors. It offers Genlock and timecode inputs for multi-camera operation. It is also equipped with a remote terminal for focus iris, zoom, REC start/stop and convergence point. Its 8.1cm (3.2 inches) LCD screen provides the option to switch from Left, Right or overlay image display that facilitates reviewing depth information without the need for external tools.
What is even better is that the Panasonic AG3DP1 is instantly recognized by Edius in the Clip Browser. This makes ingesting and transferring a snap. As for playback on the timeline, realtime, with no studdering. Stereo pairs in a click and easy to apply color correction and all with easy Keyframing.
The subject is a young Thai model/actress, Jan, who graciously volunteered for the testing of the new camera that will be used in an upcoming Martial Arts movie that I will be starting production on soon. The test, can you get extreme close ups with a fixed lens single body 3D camera? I set up a quick back drop and dolly track and experimented with different combinations and focal lengths. I tested the variable rates and both zoomed in and dolly’d in to see what it all would look like.
The results, in a word, Fantastic! But I’ll let you judge.
By: Al Caudullo
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