With the most accomplished consumer 3D camcorder yet, JVC has taken the lead over all other manufacturers. The Everio GS-TD1 can shoot Full HD frames for each eye, giving it the best 3D image quality on the market. Currently, only the software supplied can take full advantage of the resolution, but this is still the best 3D camcorder currently on the market.
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.
The camcorder uses a F1.2 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 combination of the fast F1.2 lens and the back-illuminated CMOS sensors provides the GS-TD1 with outstanding low light performance. The GS-TD1 also features round iris diaphragms that enable beautiful bokeh effect (background blurring) shooting of video and stills alike.
Freddie Wong is a video production and special effects guru, who has one of the most subscribed to channels on YouTube. Below is just one of his amazing videos, and a behind the scenes look at how it was put together.
What camera do you use?
We use a variety of HD cameras – basically whatever we can borrow and whatever happens to be available. We’ve used, in the past, everything from the Sony EX1, the Panasonic HVX200, and the Canon 5D/7D/550D.
What software do you use?
It depends on what we’re doing – for video editing, we use Final Cut Pro, and for effects, we use Adobe After Effects. But I’ve made videos with everything from iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Avid, and Final Cut Express.
We also have Adobe After Effects CS5 for Mac and Windows. You can download a copy of Windows Live Movie Maker here.
Where do you get your sounds? Where do you get your gun sounds?
Sounds are from a variety of sources. I have a fairly big library of things I’ve recorded myself as a result of needing certain sounds for different projects. I also use a few sound effects libraries. For gun sounds, I would recommend you look at video game sound effects replacement packs – things like replacement gun sounds for TF2 or Counter Strike – those are a good place to get some meaty gun sounds.
Where do you get your music?
Usually the music is composed by myself using a combination of software samplers and recorded guitar/bass in Logic Pro. Occasionally I’ll dig into a royalty-free sound library like the music samples from Soundtrack Pro or Pro Scores by Video Copilot.
You can purchase over 1000 professional sound effects here and here, but there are also a fewgoodsites with free sound effects to get you started.
Other equipment you may need
Once you start to get more serious about video production, you’ll want some serious equipment! Below is a list of common studio equipment that you’ll want get your hands on