JVC announced what it claimed is the world's first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD.
The firm outed the camera at CES, just a day after rival Sony announced its own HD 3D camcorder. D'Oh.
The Japanese firm said it has developed a 'high-speed processor' that can produce two simultaneous Full HD images.
The GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors - one for each lens - to capture three-dimensional images. JVC's new high-speed imaging engine simultaneously processes the two Full HD images - left and right images at 1920 x 1080i - its self-made chip, Falconbrid.
JVC says the newly developed "LR Independent Format" makes the GS-TD1 the world's first consumer-oriented camcorder capable of 3D shooting in Full HD. JVC's new camcorder offers other shooting modes as well, including the widely used "Side-by-Side Format" for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting.
Expect to pay an arm and a leg or two when this thing hits the shops. But then if you think you need a 3D HD camcorder in your bedroom, you're probably easily fleeced.