Adapter Could Let Any Smartphone Shoot 3D Video [VIDEO]

Emily Price
Mashable

You may soon be able to shoot 3D video with your cellphone -- even if that phone doesn't have a 3D camera.

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Fujitsu is working on a new way for phones that just have one rear camera to shoot three-dimensional videos -- a process that traditionally requires two cameras. The magic would be done using a special attachment that uses mirrors to send two different images to the camera's sensor. After recording a video with the attachment, you would upload your creation to Fujitsu.

The company would then add some image processing and send your masterpiece back to you in 3D.

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It's not ready for market just yet, but the image sensor would be about the size of a chapstick tube. When shooting videos, it would use only about 25% of your camera's sensor -- which means you're walking away with videos not near as high-quality as if you had recorded them in 2D with your phone's camera.

If you're interested in shooting 3D videos with your phone, there are a number of 3D smartphones currently out there that can get the job done. The HTC EVO 3D for instance, can capture 3D pictures and video and can display those photos and movies on its glasses-free 3D screen.

LG also makes a 3D smartphone, the LG Thrill, which can shoot 3D videos and pictures and has a glasses-free 3D display.

Would you want to add the ability to shoot 3D videos to your smartphone, or do you think it's an unnecessary feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

This story originally published on Mashable here.