February 11, 2011
Edging out ESPN 3D’s switch to 24/7 by just a day, DirecTV will be launching 3Net, the world’s first full 3D channel. It is a joint venture between, Sony, IMAX, and Discovery Communications. Programs in the channel’s lineup include China Revealed and Forgotten Planet, among many others.
February 9, 2011
In less than two weeks, the third installment of Sony and Guerilla Games’ first person shooter series Killzone will be hitting shelves. Killzone 3 is a milestone in the sense that it will be one of the first major titles this year to be sold heavily on its 3D support. Sony tried to do the same last year with Polyphony Digital’s long-awaited Gran Turismo 5, but received mixed results. Looking back at last year’s E3 press conference, Sony was pushing Killzone 3 to be a killer app to justify the inclusion of 3D support by demonstrating the added depth and immersion that 3D can offer. The game lands in stores on February 22 and is only available for Playstation 3.
January 6, 2011
Electronics giant Sony has just announced a line of 3D camcorders at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The lead model of the bunch is the HDR-TD10, which is being pushed as the world’s first “Double Full HD” consumer 3D camcorder. Under the hood, it packs serious horsepower in the form of pairs Sony G lenses, “Exmor R” CMOS image sensors, and double BIONZ image processors. For easy previewing of footage, the camera comes with a 3.5 inch glasses-free LCD display. For storage the camcorder comes with 64GB of built-in flash memory and is expandable. The HDR-TD10 hits stores in the US this April for $1,500.