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Meduza 3D camera to shoot final space shuttle launch

22 June 2011

The Meduza – the first single beyond 4K digital stereoscopic 3D (S3D) camera ever developed – have been invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to shoot the final Space Shuttle Launch at Cape Canaveral, which is due to take place in mid-July.

The announcement was made by Chris Cary, CEO of the UK-based 3D start-up, 3D Visual Enterprises, which is parent company of the camera’s developer, Meduza Systems. The news emerges soon after Meduza’s April debut at NAB and a prestigious Mario Award from TV Technology magazine.

The Meduza will shoot the final Space Shuttle Launch in 4K 3D and in 2K High Speed. The camera system is said to be able to support any number of cameras fully synchronized without the use of cabling.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with NASA,” says Cary. “This opportunity exemplifies the Meduza’s versatility and flexibility and supports our interest in developing many valuable and critical applications for the camera in industries outside film and television.”

Modular design, quick and easy set-up, and low weight (less than 15 pounds) are among the cited benefits of the Meduza, which can be deployed in a wide variety of applications – from aerospace and medicine to a natural history documentary shoot.

The camera also enables content to be delivered in a variety of context. Filmmakers’ ability to shoot in the native 4:3 format at beyond 4K means that content is acquired at 4096 x 3072 pixels, covers everything from 15/70mm giant screens to general theatrical screens, as well as S3D television viewing.

Reflecting on the creation of the first single professional digital camera ever designed and built specifically to shoot in 3D, Cary concluded: “In two years of development, we have come a long way. UK entrepreneurship is alive and well. We feel very much a part of the British business community leadership that is helping to re-invigorate our country’s economy.”

www.MeduzaSystems.com

The Meduza – the first single beyond 4K digital stereoscopic 3D (S3D) camera ever developed – have been invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to shoot the final Space Shuttle Launch at Cape Canaveral, which is due to take place in mid-July.

The announcement was made by Chris Cary, CEO of the UK-based 3D start-up, 3D Visual Enterprises, which is parent company of the camera’s developer, Meduza Systems. The news emerges soon after Meduza’s April debut at NAB and a prestigious Mario Award from TV Technology magazine.

The Meduza will shoot the final Space Shuttle Launch in 4K 3D and in 2K High Speed. The camera system is said to be able to support any number of cameras fully synchronized without the use of cabling.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with NASA,” says Cary. “This opportunity exemplifies the Meduza’s versatility and flexibility and supports our interest in developing many valuable and critical applications for the camera in industries outside film and television.”

Modular design, quick and easy set-up, and low weight (less than 15 pounds) are among the cited benefits of the Meduza, which can be deployed in a wide variety of applications – from aerospace and medicine to a natural history documentary shoot.

The camera also enables content to be delivered in a variety of context. Filmmakers’ ability to shoot in the native 4:3 format at beyond 4K means that content is acquired at 4096 x 3072 pixels, covers everything from 15/70mm giant screens to general theatrical screens, as well as S3D television viewing.

Reflecting on the creation of the first single professional digital camera ever designed and built specifically to shoot in 3D, Cary concluded: “In two years of development, we have come a long way. UK entrepreneurship is alive and well. We feel very much a part of the British business community leadership that is helping to re-invigorate our country’s economy.”

www.MeduzaSystems.com

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