While Panasonic announced HDC-SDT750 with 3D recording in 2010, more models were released On January 5, 2011 at CES. The new models are Panasonic HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900, HDC-SD900 and HDC-SD800. The camcorders are quite similar to the 2010 models Panasonic HDC-TM700, HDC-HS700, HDC-SD700 and HDC-SD600, but the 2011 models was promoted with 3D shooting and more intelligent settings.
The 3D videos are recorded side-by-side with the 3D Conversion Lens for right and left images. You need eyewear and 3DTV to play and watch the 3D images when connected. The recording/playback mode for 3D video is stated in the specification as iFrame (28 Mbps/VBR), (960x540), which is half as the full HD 1920x1080.
Featured as the master-level of consumer camcorders, Panasonic HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD900 also include advanced 3MOS system to record perfect images even in dark scenes. It is said that the 900 series will reduce noise by about 45% compared to HDC-TM700, HDC-HS700 and HDC-SD700.
The new image stabilization system named HYBRID O.I.S is also equipped with the 2011 models, rather than the POWER O.I.S for TM700/SD700/HS700/SD600. TM900/SD900/HS900/SD800 with HYBRID O.I.S will help correct the hand-shake blurring and more vivid images than TM700/SD700/HS700/SD600.
While you record 2D videos in 1080/60p (1080/50p for PAL model) at 28Mbps with Panasonic 900 series, 700 series, SD600 and SD800, you will find it difficult to import the Panasonic priority format to iMovie, FCE 4 or FCP 7. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac will be the best choice for you to make the 1080/60p AVCHD videos compatible to Mac for easy video playback and editing. Below is the screenshot of the 2011 Panasonic video converter.
Take Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best 2011 Panasonic TM900/HS900/SD900/SD800 video converter on Mac OS X, you can convert 1080/60p and 1080/50p videos to FCP compatible Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and even ProRes 4444. Other formats like .mov, .mp4 are also available for your Apple devices.
For Windows users, you may try Aunsoft Video Converter for Panasonic TM900, HS900, SD900 and SD800 for the 2D AVCHD video files conversion.