A 3D pocket camcorder from Aiptek is now available in the UK, following its unveiling at the Computex show in June.
The online retailer Firebox.com will sell the Aiptek 3D-HD from tomorrow for £200.
The Aiptek camcorder uses twin lenses and twin image sensors to record 3D footage in high definition. In standard two-dimensional recording mode the 3D-HD shoots video at 720p resolution, or can take still photos of 5Mp resolution.
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3D video playback
There’s a 2.4-inch screen on the rear of the camcorder, which displays 3D video using a ‘parallax barrier’ system which doesn’t require 3D glasses to see the 3D effect.
To watch the 3D footage back on a larger screen, there’s an HDMI socket for connecting to a compatible active shutter 3D TV.
Bundled software converts recorded 3D video to the anaglyph format so you can watch on a 2D TV or computer screen using traditional red-cyan 3D glasses. The converted stereoscopic 3D videos can also be uploaded to YouTube 3D via the supplied one-click upload software.
Like most pocket camcorders the Aiptek 3D-HD has an integrated USB connector for plug-and-play connection to computers.
There’s no built-in storage for recorded videos, but the Aiptek 3D-HD is compatible with SD cards up to 32GB.
Panasonic last week released what it claimed was the world’s first consumer 3D camcorder, the HDC-SDT750, although there’s not yet any information around pricing or a UK launch date.
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