January 26, 2011

3D One upgrades CP31 3D camcorder

3D One has upgraded its CP31 3D HD camcorder with native QuickTime, has started deliveries in the US, and has had the CP31 used for filming rockets in French-Guyana.

Its latest, free software update allows the CP31 3D HD camcorder to directly write .mov files. The recordings are stored in two photo-JPEG encoded QuickTime files, which are natively supported by any Mac application, such as Final Cut Pro. It can also directly write AVI files, which are more commonly used on Windows computers.

The 3D One cameras are already available in Europe, at Alphatron, more2cam, or Visual Impact, and are now being delivered to US rental companies such as t-stop in LA.

The European Space Agency has recently been filming with the CP31 in the tropical heat of French Guyana, recording the integration of its Advanced Transfer Vehicle into the Ariane 5 rocket. This is part of the production of a 3D film to be projected for large audiences across Europe.

By David Fox