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World's first commercial 3D webcam
USB 2.0 High Speed 3D Webcam
 Can be used as a range sensor
Compatible with Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
Compatible with many video conferencing applications

Minoru 3D Webcam

Product Code : RB-Pul-01

World's first commercial 3D webcam
USB 2.0 High Speed 3D Webcam
 Can be used as a range sensor
Compatible with Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
Compatible with many video conferencing applications

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World's first commercial 3D webcam
USB 2.0 High Speed 3D Webcam
 Can be used as a range sensor
Compatible with Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
Compatible with many video conferencing applications

The Minoru 3D Webcam is the world's first commercially available 3D webcam. The Minoru 3D Webcam is a single piece with two cameras spaced roughly the same distance apart as human eyes, for the stereoscopic effect. This creates an anthropomorphic look that means users tend to look into the eyes of the camera as they light up. The Webcam has a multi-position stand that can sit or stand on a desk, or perch on a monitor. Viewers wear special coloured glasses to see the 3D image, and five pairs are included.

Minoru means "Reality" in Japanese, and it reflects how users feel about the 3D image. The Minoru can be used with Windows Live Messenger, Skype, AOL instant messenger, OoVoo and other video conferencing packages. The camera can also be used to take still pictures or record 3D video for YouTube. It can also be used as a normal 2D Webcam or as a standard 2D webcam for anyone who doesn't have the 3D glasses at hand. Minoru connects easily to your PC's USB port just like any other webcam but that's where the similarities end. The Minoru software has stereoscopic anaglyphic processing that lets you be seen in three dimensions. The red and cyan anaglyph image produced by Minoru can be viewed by anybody who is wearing commonly available red and cyan 3D glasses.

Minoru 3D Webcam(Click to Enlarge)

You can use Minoru to make 3D videos outdoors. New 3D modes are being supported all the time such as 'Side by Side' and new 'Row Interlaced' mode. Minoru's Side by Side' Squashed mode can be used to create 3D content for the Carl Zeiss cinemizer Plus. The Row Interlaced/Interleaved mode is also compatible with 3D monitors from Zalman, Hyundai, Miracube and JVC. The Minoru is primarily intended for entertainment - broadcasting stereo anaglyphs as a novel alternative to the usual webcam based video conferencing or blogging. However, it also makes a good inexpensive range sensor for robotics use.

Specifications

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• USB 2.0 High Speed 3D Webcam
• Compatible with Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
• Stereo base - 60 mm
• Output Modes - 3D, 2D, Picture in Picture (PiP), Side by Side (Cross-eyed and Parallel view, 4:3 squashed or 8:3 wide aspect ratio)
• 3D Modes -  Optimised Red/Cyan Anaglyph viewed with Red/Cyan 3D Glasses
• Row interlaced mode (suitable for eDimensional shutter glasses)
• Interlaced/Interleaved mode also compatible with 3D monitors from Zalman, Hyundai, Miracube and JVC
• Output size - 1280x480(15/30fps), 800x600(15/30fps), 704x288(30fps), 640x480(15/30fps), 640x240(30fps), 352x288(30fps), 320x240(30fps) pixels
• Frame rate - 15 or 30 frames per second, user selectable
• Power consumption < 1.5 W operating mode, <2 mW in standby mode

Useful Links

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PDF File
User guide

ZIP File
Minoru driver updater

Supplier Product Code

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3D WEBCAM


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