Meduza Shoots Final Shuttle Launch

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invited Meduza Systems use its 4K 3D camera Meduza to shoot the final Space Shuttle Launch at Cape Canaveral Florida which took place July 8.   Chris Cary CEO of the UK tech 3D start-up 3D Visual Enterprises and parent company of Meduza Systems made the announcement. “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.   With its modular components the company says the Meduza can be set up in minutes not hours has interchangeable lenses precise remote controlled variable inter-axial (the distance between the lenses) and precise remote controlled convergence (features non-existent on Sony and Panasonic models).  It is a single camera with a single set of electronics and a single set of controls that powers two imaging sensors at the same time. Weighing less than 15 pounds the Meduza has only what is needed when it is needed and in the smallest and simplest configuration.
    The company says the camera which delivers 4096 x 3072 pixels is the first single professional digital camera ever designed and built specifically to shoot in S3D. “A simple analogy would be if you glue two motorcycles together this does not make a car ” says Jonathan Kitzen president of Meduza Systems.  “While left eye and right eye images are generated using two cameras many more new problems are created which must then be corrected in post-production leading to data loss image aberration time and expense.”  
  Says Cary “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.”
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