Sony Corp showcased a monocular 3D video camera for business use, which the company announced October 1, 2009, and showed a 3D movie shot by the camera at CEATEC JAPAN 2009 held in Makuhari Messe, Japan.
Sony said, “This time, we announced just the technology. But we will encourage the image industry to adopt the camera from now on.”
Based on the concept that it is possible to achieve enough stereoscopic and depth effects with an interocular distance of several millimeters, that is how the camera was developed. The concept that was announced in 1995 is called “microstereopsis”.
Two major advantages of Sony’s Monocular 3D Camcorder are: one, it does not cause disagreement between the focal point of the eyes and the intersection point of the lines of sight (accommodation-vergence conflict), which is typical of normal 3D images. Next, though it requires special glasses to view 3D images, the images do not split into two even without the glasses.