ZEPAR Z3D-System

By utilizing a single sensor, the P65-Z3D is like a pair of parallel cameras, in such that, there is no toeing-in.

By adding the capability to adjust the lenses horizontally in front of the sensor, thus changing the distance between the lenses, it is possible to affect the zero parallax distance and therefore determine the point where objects appear in front of the screen and behind the screen.

This unique approach allows the P65-Z3D to offer some significant system benefits.

The images produced by the system’s parallel capture are clean and free of optical distortion, from either beamsplitter artifacts or image keystoning.

Yet the system is not limited like traditional parallel systems. With P65-Z3D, it is possible to adjust the distance where objects appear in front or behind the screen, the zero parallax distance. There is still a sweet spot, but the danger of ‘overconverging’ is eliminated because the sensor and lenses are parallel and this makes for more comfortable 3D viewing.

The small footprint of a single camera design makes it ideal on feature and commercial productions, as a ‘B’ camera alongside traditional rigs, as the Steadicam, handheld or jib unit.

What’s more, the Phantom 65 used in this configuration can offer frame rates over 300fps at 4096x1080 resolution.

Because both images are married to the same frame, all workflow processes are simplified from off-load to conversion to editing to archiving. While it is possible to separate the images for viewing or simplified 2D editing, there is never an issue of synchronizing or losing separate media.