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USA: Panasonic boosts its pro-TV 3D offering at major US broadcast industry show

Unlike conventional 3D rigs using twin cameras, and requiring constant adjustment of convergence, the Panasonic camcorder is self-calibrating, making it faster and simpler to use, and also has major portability advantages, in that the main unit only weighs 2.8kg.

Unlike conventional 3D rigs using twin cameras, and requiring constant adjustment of convergence, the Panasonic camcorder is self-calibrating, making it faster and simpler to use, and also has major portability advantages, in that the main unit only weighs 2.8kg.

Interestingly the $9900 (£6500) monitor, which goes on sale in September, doesn't use the active-shutter technology being employed in Panasonic's consumer-use 3D TVs (not to mention not being a plasma).

Interestingly the $9900 (£6500) monitor, which goes on sale in September, doesn't use the active-shutter technology being employed in Panasonic's consumer-use 3D TVs (not to mention not being a plasma).

Instead it has a polarising filter fitted over the screen, and comes complete with two pairs of passive glasses.

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.