An early adopter of a Stereo-Realist
camera, Dwight D (later to become President) Eisenhower.
In technology terms, we are constantly reminded that Australians are a nation of early adopters. Decades back we fell over ourselves to acquire VCRs when they became available; same with CD players; then it was video camcorders. Today the 'hot' items are
But virtually all of these are stand-alone purchases: once
you've bought the CD unit, VCR, etc, you can't deck them out with too many
This was the case with the video camcorder - until the Japanese
majors introduced the Mini DV format. Then all hell broke loose as the computer
interests (both hardware and software) delivered post-production solutions so
Mum, Dad and the kids could edit their home videos into passably viewable
But nothing much has been added to the camera end of the
equation... until now! Now there is a relatively simple method of shooting 3D
TV for home use.