3D smartphones already exist in the market and examples of them include the HTC EVO 3D and LG’s recently launched Optimus 3D Max, the successor to last year’s Optimus 3D. While the specs on these 3D phones aren’t too shabby, safe to say there are more demanding users out there who require higher specs, better camera, larger display, etc. Unfortunately due to the limited number of 3D phones in the market, we guess these users will have to eventually settle for a higher-end phone while forsaking 3D features. Perhaps that may not necessarily be the case in the future.
It seems that Fujitsu is currently developing a piece of technology that will basically allow any smartphone to record 3D videos. While this won’t magically turn your display into a 3D one, 3D video recording might sound pretty appealing to smartphone videographers looking to try something new. This special attachment by Fujitsu basically uses two mirrors to send two different images back to the camera’s sensors, essentially emulating the effect that 3D smartphones use with their dual-camera setup.
Oddly enough the process seems a bit long-winded as users will then have to upload their video to Fujitsu who will then do some image processing and send it back to you in all of its 3D glory. Safe to say this technology isn’t ready for the market yet and reportedly it will only use 25% of your camera’s sensor, meaning that your videos might not be as high quality as you might like. In any case what do you guys think? Is this 3D-adapter really necessary? Or do you think that 3D is merely a trend whose novelty will eventually wear off?
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