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    Default Panasonic 3D Camera coming!

    Recently Panasonic has been selling off their high-end cameras at reductions of 50%, and big reduction on their other cameras. Now I know why!
    Panasonic 3D camera!
    I still have too much to learn about 2D production and post techniques. Besides, I just bought a new Panasonic HPX170.

    There is just no way to stay ahead of the technology. I'm glad I have not yet bought a new HD TV set. Looks like the current bunch will soon be obsolete because the industry is starting to push 3D HD TV sets, as well.

    Cruse you, James Cameron!!!

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    I saw this the other day as well. If I wanted double lenses I'd by a pair of binoculars. The industry (Sony) is really pushing 3D TV. Give it a couple of years and they will be as popular as HDTV's are now.

    In a world were man thinks he has free will, only when we realise that we are doing what we are told to do, then and only then will we get our free will back. (Midnight Blue's free philosophy class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    I saw this the other day as well. If I wanted double lenses I'd by a pair of binoculars. The industry (Sony) is really pushing 3D TV. Give it a couple of years and they will be as popular as HDTV's are now.

    In a world were man thinks he has free will, only when we realise that we are doing what we are told to do, then and only then will we get our free will back. (Midnight Blue's free philosophy class)
    Lols.

    Oh 3d again - to make us all buy more stuff that WONT make our films any better and WILL make editing slower.

    Most people cant even make a decent thing in 2d - oh god save us from 3d lightsabres and skate board videos.

    It will flop. People got flat screens cos they were clearly better than crts is a few ways - mostly feng shui ways. Then they told us we had to have HD screens or our eyes will bleed - not this - again...

    The victorians invented pretend 3d with stereoscopic cameras, and i recall how rubbish jaws 3d was in the seventies. It is still rubbish.

    I dont like headaches, weird looking colours and silly fads. A film's soul is not in it's format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertovian View Post
    - oh god save us from 3d lightsabres and skate board videos.
    ROTFLMFAO (google it)

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    ROTFLMPAO p - pert

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertovian View Post
    I dont like headaches, weird looking colours and silly fads. A film's soul is not in it's format.
    I absolutely agree with you on this point.

    Now, concerning the neo-3D wave, I'm inclined to agree with you there, as well, because you still have to wear a pair of freekin glasses to watch it. The active shutter glasses required to watch 3D on a HD flat screen are expensive and each HD set comes with only one pair (so you will be forced to buy a pair for each member of the family). When the kids tear up their pair, parents will be reluctant to pay a bundle to replace them. I think this is a novelty that will pass, in time. Perhaps this will spur a new commercial market for active contact lenses. Or, even better, surgery procedures to implant active lenses into your eyes, with a tiny chip to receive the sync pulse from the WIFI transmitter in the TV. (Resistance is futile!)

    Now, when and if the technology ever arrives where you can watch a movie as a projected holograph, without glasses, THAT will be a whole new ballgame. ("Lights, Laser-cameras, action!" Ooops, sorry about your retina, Mr. Pitt!)

    On the other side of the coin, what happens if this neo-3D thing really does take off? Let's face it, with the Internet and digital filmmaking, the old paradigm of film distribution is fading away. Movie theaters are changing from film to digital projection systems. 35mm film mastering and print distribution are also going the way of the Dodo, but with resistance from the old school. In fact, the theater distribution model may also fade away. If this neo-3D takes off, it will fundamentally change Hollywood; it will fundamentally change the old Hollywood machine, and probably NOT for the better.

    Of course, I am a dinosaur, and I too will soon fade away.
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    ' active contact lenses ' - lols.

    Personally I am keeping my knickers on untill I can have a HDMI port behind my right ear feeding my frontal lobes.

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    Close your left eye, leaving your right one open. Now close your right eye and leave your left open. Now repeat.

    Keep practicing this until you can do it very fast... there, you don't have to buy special glasses now do you!

    HD I like, you"d have to shoot me to give up my HD channels but 3D... a nice gimmick which has been about to become the next big thing for the last thirty years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gaffer View Post
    HD I like, you"d have to shoot me to give up my HD channels but 3D... a nice gimmick which has been about to become the next big thing for the last thirty years.
    Yes, but I think there is a big difference this time around, and I will tell you why.

    I'm sure you have noticed that the big Hollywood studios are getting into the video game market in a big way. Video games are BIG MONEY makers and Hollywood is following the money, they always have. But with the advent of Blue Ray technology, they are getting into it full blast.

    With millions and millions of people playing video games at home, and with these millions of minions already tethered to an electronic interactive display console with a mouse, joystick or other hand-held device, it is not a major leap for them to add wearing a pair of interactive glasses, especially if those glasses can virtually transport them into a more real-like interactive 3D game world.

    With new HD TV sets already being marketed as home media entertainment centers, with built-in Internet, WIFI, etc...these will now become the ultimate INTERACTIVE home entertainment centers. 3D movies will only be a complementary part of the market; the big money will shift to game playing. And who better than Hollywood can produce slick, super-realistic looking action interactive programs? Or how about interactive movies, which have interactive alternative scripting so that people can become part of the virtual movie world and actually determine the course of the movie by their interaction and involvement?

    I'm not a game player, but even a blind man can see where this is all heading.

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    The games aspect is a good point. I can see that 3D games will be the norm in a few years. I agree that there will be more 3D films as well but I, personally, think that it will be at least a decade before we consider a 2D film or production as being "less" than the 3D standard production.

    At the moment there is about a 20% take-up of households with HD sets. When you consider how long HD has been available and how much it's been advertised, that's still a small percentage leaving 80% still watching SD. In the same way only 15% of consumers have the capability to hear true "surround sound", which has remained mainly restricted to the movie and sports channels because of the lack of consumer demand.

    The adult entertainment industry is a huge influence on the market, it boosted the video recorder, dvd and hi-def bandwagons as much as the film industry and has been producing 3D porn for years. It needs to constantly produce new gimmicks since the content tends to be "much of the same". The electronics industry admit that it was home-erotica which accounted for a large percent of the video boom, despite every male denying that they would ever watch adult videos on their vhs player! However, even the adult movie industry hasn't grabbed hold of 3D enthusiastically and only a minute percent of erotica is produced in 3D.

    I think there will be a flood of 3D games, a few 3D films and maybe 3D sport for a few years before the market settles with 3D being a niche sector.

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