I really enjoy using my LumePad to view stereoscopic images I take with various other 3D cameras: FinePix W3, Lumix 3D1, etc. I have only done a little 3D video recording with my various camera. But test clips seem to playback fine on the LumePad.
A friend asked me to record some test video clips with the LumePad’s built-in 3D video camera, so he could see the quality of the SBS video on another device. I took it out a couple of days ago to capture some test video and I discovered the video stuttering was so frequent that I decided not to send it to him. I installed the app update and system update, hoping that would help. This evening I captured some clips of car and pedestrian traffic on a local street. The stuttering video was just as bad. I also noticed that the camera kept starting to change focus as cars went by, which is not entirely unexpected, but there is no way to override the autofocus. Same issue with exposure – the automatic control changes too often and there is no manual control.
My friend was interested in buying a LumePad, but I think the poor video camera quality will be a deal breaker.
Also, there is no image stabilization, so handheld video camera work can look really bad.
Has anyone had a better experience with the video camera? Is there a workaround or other remedy? Is it just a matter of getting a better app developed?