Originally Posted by latreche34
As far as I can see the only diffrence between 750 and previous model is a new firmware, also some improvement of the image stabilisiation which has nothing to do with 3D, I would assume that all 60p models will work with 3D lens after a firmware upgrade since there is no electronic connection between the camcorder and the lens, Panasonic will release the firmware after selling as much as they can of the full set units (750's), time will tell.
The image stabilization is pretty clearly doing the thing Sony did earlier this year -- digital image stabilization added to optical. The digital handles rotations around the Z-axis, which optical methods can't fix.
I'll bet there's firmware, maybe even a sensor, to deal with the 3D attachment. If you just handle it optically, they basically have two anamorphic lenses that turn one 1920x1080 image into two 960x1080 images. That probably doesn't play directly on 3D TVs, so the additional firmware would be needed to build a file that's recognized directly by 3D players as a 3D file. But I can't imagine that the lens, fit to a TM700 or any other compatible camera, couldn't deliver a 3D image you could manipulate later. And hey... I just upgraded to Vegas Pro 10, so I can actually edit in stereo. And my PS3 got the "3D" upgrade. Now if only my TV would magically morph into a 3D model.
I'm actually not all that interested, but this does suggest the quest for gear would be less, at least at some level, than it was to go from SD to HD. I had concerns. The main reason I'm not interested is that, aside from video I shoot, there's still going to be very limited stereoscopic material, and way too much of what's coming out is faked -- generated by computer from a single stream. I've seen good "3D"... Avatar. Pretty much everything else looked better in 2D.
And then there's the glasses. LCD shutter glasses are just such a kludge. I was kind of hoping that Mitsubishi (the last proponent of DLP projection TV for the home) would deliver a RealD-style circularly polarized TV. In fact, it's a slam dunk... most of the 3D theaters do exactly this: they hook up a polarizer wheel that syncs to the DLP projector (cine-style DLP projectors shutter at 144fps, and if you see IMAX, you have one projector for each eye, but otherwise, it's a single one with a polarizing wheel). That could easily be built into a DLP TV. But no, they're following the LCD shutter model... guess that's essentially just software and a sync output.