3D camera specialists Meduza Systems are launching the Meduza TITAN – the world’s first fully controllable, lightweight, 3D precision single HD camera with 1080p dual sensors.
Designed for 3D television production, the Meduza TITAN camera will be previewed at Createasphere, the Entertainment Technology Exposition this Wednesday, at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank.
Unlike the fixed inter-axials of the Panasonic AG-3DP1 3D and Sony PMW-TD300, the Meduza TITAN will feature fully motorized adjustable inter-axial distance. This means the Meduza TITAN will allow for close up 3D filming as well as longer distance shots. The inter-axial is accurate to 1 micron.
The Meduza TITAN houses two 1080p CMOS sensors and is capable of a full range of frame rates, from 24 fps to 120 fps in 10 bit mode. Convergence is also adjustable and is accurate to 1/1000 of a degree.
The new 3D camera weighs 7.5 lbs and is manufactured from titanium.
Chris Cary, CEO of 3D Visual Enterprises, the UK parent company of Meduza Systems said “There is no doubt that content is king when it comes to driving the television market and right now there clearly isn’t enough 3D television content being produced. An unquestionable demand has been established in the 3D equipment marketplace where currently there is a void for a camera with the versatility of the TITAN.”
3D Visual Enterprises hope the Meduza TITAN will appeal to sports broadcasters and documentary makers. The company has been mounting the TITAN on regular broadcast cameras to show how framing and positioning can be shared but with the 3D controlled remotely.
“We had expected theatrical productions to continue being the driving force for the growth in 3D equipment until late in 2012,” added Cary. “Our plan has always been to release a 1080p only camera system for television but it was originally scheduled later in our release cycle. The huge effort being made by Sky in the UK and other broadcasters to unlock the possibilities with 3D for broadcasters has shifted the underlying demand to television.” The TITAN and its big brother, the modular Meduza MK1 (recently launched at IBC), are not intended to replace 3D rig systems but are complimentary.
Meduza TITAN will cost $55,000 (approx £34,000) with deliveries expected in late December.
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