Ambarella has debuted a new complete 3D camera solution sporting S3D, a video pre-processor that supports HDMI, automatically triggering a 3DTV to enter 3D mode.
That aforementioned video pre-processor is designed to work with Ambarella's A5s and A7 camera system-on-chips for full HD 1080p 3D video recording and 3D photography, as well as to display 3D video and stills on the camera's 3D LCD display.
As seen in the diagram above, the S3D connects the chip of choice two a pair of CMOS image sensors, after which the image data is processed. While both SoC options support H.264 encoding, the choice does matter. Using the A7 system offers 1080p60 resolution, while the A5s serves up 1080p30, 1080i60 or 720p60 resolutions.
The S3D and the full 3D camera kit with the A7 or A5s systems are available now directly from Ambarella.