The nano3D combines two awarding-winning
nanoFlashes to create a professional 3D recorder / player.
The nano3D's claim to fame is that it provides easy, on-set,
immediate 3D Pixel-Synced Playback!
Thus the nano3D can record two HD-SDI (or HDMI) video/audio
streams simultaneously, in-sync, with linked filenames and
The low-cost nano3D is an industry breakthrough in allowing
instantaneous playback of the two recorded streams so that the 3D
images can be checked for quality and aesthetic
The nano3D may also be used to record a single video/audio stream
redundantly, creating two simultaneous masters.
High Quality and Proxy Recording
The nano3D may be used to record a single video/audio stream in
both high quality and proxy modes simultaneously.
Two Independent nanoFlashes
The nano3D may be quickly seperated into two, fully functional
nanoFlashes for when not recording in 3D or recording redundantly.
Any two nanoFlashes + a nano3D Kit creates a nano3D.
nano3D Now with Anaglyph
In a major enhancement, anaglyph will soon be added to nano3D in
the form of a firmware upgrade (available to existing customers at
no charge). Anaglyph allows users to evaluate the stereoscopic
effect using a 2D monitor. Anaglyph can eliminate the need to
purchase and transport large and/or expensive 3D monitors for field
production. In addition to anaglyph, a 50/50 combine function were
added to help judge vertical and horizontal disparities. Daniel
Symmes (aka Mr. 3D) comments here about the advantages of anaglyph.
Your investment in nanoFlashes has been enhanced by the
introduction of the nano3D!
Building on the highly successful nanoFlash, Convergent Design
unveiled today, nano3D, the world’s smallest professional
3D-HD portable recorder/player. nano3D combines two nanoFlash
recorders/players, for fully‐synchronized stereoscopic
recording and playback. Additionally, nano3D can also be used for
simultaneous off‐line/online (high quality + proxy modes) or
redundant (2 identical masters) recording.
The diminutive size: 3"(H) x 4.2" (L) x 3.8"(W), lightweight (2
lbs), and lower power (12 W), makes nano3D an ideal choice for
almost every 3D camera rig. nano3D utilizes the very high quality
full-raster 4:2:2 Sony MPEG2 CODEC, but extends the bit-rate up to
280 Mbps for superb video quality. Compressed video and audio are
stored on affordable Compact Flash media (now up to 64GB) in
Quicktime or MXF file format, providing universal NLE support,
including Avid, Final Cut Pro, Edius, Vegas and Premiere.
As a recorder, nano3D features dual HD-SDI inputs as well as a LTC
input for time-code. nano3D supports a wide range of video formats,
including 1080i60/50, 1080p30/25/24, and 720p60/50/30/25/24.
I-Frame only recording (up to 280 Mbps) guarantees that both the
left and right frames are processed identically, for superior 3D
rendering. Finally, up to 8-channels of embedded audio per HD-SDI
stream can be recorded in uncompressed 24-bit 48KHz format,
enabling full HD 5.1 or 7.1 program creation.
As a playback device, nano3D offers the standard dual-stream
synchronized HD-SDI output. However, what really sets nano3D apart,
is the built-in combiner function which merges the left and right
video into one of the popular 3D formats such as side by side, top
and bottom, or line by line. The merged video is output over a
single HD-SDI cable for display on professional 3D monitors.
Furthermore, the addition of a low-cost HD-SDI to HDMI converter
enables the 3D HD-SDI stream to be displayed on consumer 3D TVs.
This is important, as a large-screen is considered essential for
critical analysis of 3D material.
”The nano3D is a significant advance, since for the first
time, a low-cost 3D recorder / 3D playback solution will allow the
immediate critical analysis of footage on-set, allowing for an
immediate confirmation that the scene was recorded properly. This
will enable 3D projects to be shot with confidence”, said Dan
Keaton, Director of Sales and Marketing for Convergent Design.
“nanoFlash revolutionized the market as an affordable
high-quality recorder that could be mounted-on and powered-by, your
camera. nanoFlash continues to set the standard in terms of size,
weight, power, and quality. We expect nano3D, with synchronized
record / playback and built-in stream combiner, will now
revolutionize 3D production,” noted Mike Schell, President of