Originally Posted by cdeutsch
I received a preliminary owner's manual, and wanted to share some additional detail.Picture Quality:
In the 3D MP4 Frame Packing mode, the GS-TD1 uses a bit rate of approx. 34Mbps. This allows for four hours of video recording using the built-in 64GB memory. Everything else being equal, a higher bit rate will provide better quality. If you record in the side by side, 3D AVCHD mode at best quality, your recording time is approximately double.3D Still Picture Mode:
3D Still Pictures are meant for display on your TV and cannot be printed. When the camcorder takes a 3D still, it also makes a standard 2D still, whichof course, can be printed. Maximum Digital Still resolution is about 3MP. 3D Still resolution is always 1920 x 1080 to match your TV.
A really interesting function is the high speed recording mode which allows you to take a burst of up to 12 3D stills in the span of one second.Full Auto/Point & Shoot Recording:
JVC has a new Intelligent Auto mode which analyzes the scene and chooses from among twelve different types of automatic modes based on what the camcorder is seeing in the scene. Among the things it can automatically identify and compensate for are Panoramic, Night Time, People, Close-up, Backlight, Sunset, Nature, Flesh Tones, etc. In the past we just had a single, Multi-Purpose auto mode. This will allow most people to keep the camcorder in full auto mode almost all the time.Manual/Creative Control with 3D Recording:
This should really appeal to a lot of the more experienced videographers out there. Full manual control includes the following:
1. Scene Select
3. Focus Assist
4. Brightness/Exposure Compensation
5. Shutter Speed (1/2 sec to 1/4000 sec)
6. Aperture Priority (f1.2-f5.6)
7. White Balance (Includes presets for marine/underwater)
8. Backlight Compensation
9. Tele Macro
10. Time Lapse (1 sec./10 sec./ 80 sec. intervals)
11. Touch Priority/Face Tracking/Color Tracking/Area Select
12. Programmable User Button
One other interesting note: Parallax can be set to full auto during recording or adjusted manually over a wide range. It can also be adjusted during playback for best control of the 3D effect.
Keep in mind this is all still preliminary, but hopefully it fills in some information gaps.
That's all for today.