The AG-3DA1 3D Camcorder is en route to the International Space Station on board the historic final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle – its 33rd flight and 135th Space Shuttle Program Mission.
Panasonic has provided NASA with AG-3DA1 3D Camcorders, BT-3DL2550 25.5” 3D LCD monitors and ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers that have documented the training and preparation leading to the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.
During the shuttle mission astronauts plan to use the lightweight 3DA1 to document the Space Station in 3D and document a number of scientific missions.
“Panasonic is delighted that the AG-3DA1 3D Camcorder is playing a vital role in documenting this momentous NASA mission,” said John Baisley, Executive Vice President, Panasonic Solutions Company. “Human spaceflight is about the discovery of new things and places. The amazing 3D images that the 3DA1 produces may allow a new and unique view of the exploration of space for many applications.”
John also confirmed the exciting news that Panasonic will be sharing the compelling 3D footage from the Space Station with consumer and professional audiences worldwide. This will enable us to showcase “the truly immersive experience that 3D can deliver.”
So watch this space!
In the meantime, more about the stellar AG-3DA1 Camcorder
The AG-3DA1 is the world’s first professional, fully integrated Full HD 3D camcorder that records to SD Card media. As such, it will democratize 3D production by giving professional videographers a more affordable, flexible, reliable and easier-to-use tool for capturing 3D content. It will also provide an excellent and engaging training tool for educators.
At less than 6.6 pounds, the AG-3DA1 is equipped with dual lenses and two full 1920 x 1080 2.07 megapixel 3-MOS imagers to record 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p and 50p in AVCHD. It can record for up to 180 minutes on dual 32GB SD cards in Panasonic’s professional AVCHD PH mode, and offers professional interfaces including dual HD-SDI out, HDMI (version 1.4), two XLR connectors, built-in stereo microphone and twin-lens camera remotes.
For more information on the Panasonic AG-3D1 Camcorder call Panasonic on 132 600 or visit www.panasonic.com.au