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Bloggie camcorder takes 3D portable

Four years ago at the International Consumer Electronics Show, naked-eye 3D video displays were crude and pricey. When I asked how soon this technology would become available to consumers, I was routinely told that it was so cost-prohibitive that refined versions would enter industrial markets first, with home 3D expected somewhere between 2015 and 2020.

Fast-forward to 2011 and Sony has a 3D HD pocket camcorder on the market for $350.

The Bloggie shoots still 5-megapixel images, and 3D video in 1080p, viewable with the naked eye on the built-in LCD display.

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Upload the video to YouTube and it converts the file to classic red-blue 3D images visible with traditional old-school glasses.

Otherwise, it maintains the dual perspective images captured by the Bloggie's two lenses, which can then be viewed with standard LCD shutter glasses.

Now, where's my jet pack and my flying car?

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