Anonymous (not verified) - April 24th, 2001
LAKE SUCCESS, NEW YORK, April 23, 2001 Handmade, costly and difficult-to-use equipment has defined 3D imagery for more than 50 years. Now, a quantum leap in stereoscopic technology -- the first digital video 3D zoom lens for exclusive use with the Canon XL1 digital camcorder - - has been introduced by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ).
3D imagery has advanced from simply a special effects tool to a mandatory media that conveys significant visual information with greater clarity and accuracy. A variety of industries use 3D imagery for entertainment value (gaming, exhibits, events) or as an information tool -- Internet (online shopping), architecture (building schematics), education (science/archeology), medical (multidimensional view of the body to determine injuries), product design (features and dimensions) and fashion (fabric texture and design).
The Canon 3D lens, a 3x zoom lens, is the latest accessory created exclusively for the Canon XL1. A three-chip digital camcorder that features an interchangeable lens system to maximize shooting options, the Canon XL1 offers the full potential of digital video in one camcorder. The Canon XL1 provides high quality images even in super low light conditions to produce full-feature productions for the Internet, television and the big screen.