Stereo Base Extender for the Panasonic HDC-Z10000
This Stereo Base Extender (SBE) for the Panasonic Z10000 helps you to produce amazing 3D images of more distant subjects by maintaining accurate depth portrayal when you use longer than normal focal lengths. It is especially useful for capturing the action in sporting events, getting up close at concerts, or shooting wildlife while maintaining your distance. Anytime you want to get a close look at your subject without getting too close to it.

The Panasonic Z10000 allows you to “zoom in” increasing the scale of "X" and "Y" up to a factor of six (6X Zoom). Now, using the Cyclopital3D Stereo Base Extender, you can also increase the scale in the "Z" dimension too! The SBE makes your subjects appear four times closer than they actually are; if you also zoom to make them four times bigger, then the footage looks like you have moved to a position four times closer to your subject. 

Using the SBE with lesser values of zoom will add depth to the scene, but the expanded scale in Z can also make the world appear somewhat “miniaturized.” Zooming in without the base extender will make the world look “bigger,” but also “flatter” with less depth, particularly in the subjects themselves. Taken to extreme zooming without increasing the stereo base can cause “card-boarding,” where the subjects do not show the “roundness” one sees in the real world, instead subjects may look like they are painted on cardboard cutouts.  

Errors in the scale of X and Y (errors in the aspect ratio) of an image are clearly visible (and often “disturbing”) with less than a 20% difference in the scale of X vs. Y. Fortunately, our sensitivity to scale errors in the Z dimension is much more “forgiving”. However, as the error in the scale of Z approaches 200% the “artifacts” mentioned above (miniaturization and card-boarding) become more and more apparent. Having a Z-scale to “play with” is the miracle of 3D cinematography. The SBE gives you an important and much needed tool to address the creative opportunities of 3D depth and opens up a whole new world possibilities!

Event Broadcasters and Film-makers will quickly discover this Stereo Base Extender to be an indispensable addition to their tool kits. This professional-grade 3D accessory significantly compliments the Panasonic Z10000 camcorder by adding a greater dimension of possibilities.

The Panasonic Z10000 lenses have a fixed spacing of 41mm apart, making it impossible to capture high quality 3D video as the distance between the camera and the subject increases. Using perfectly aligned, high quality front surface mirrors, the Stereo Base Extender almost quadruples the lens spacing to 164mm while maintaining an optimal range of parallax adjustment.

Optimal depth portrayal is a major key to achieving fantastic results with 3D film and video and the Cyclopital3D Stereo Base Extender further enables professionals to reach their goals.

Benefits and Features:
  • Easily attaches to the tripod mount of the camcorder using a standard 15mm rod mount system that is included
  • Extends stereo base from 41mm to 164mm
  • Barska grip included for easier handling when not mounted on a tripod
  • Precision, laser aligned, optically flat front surface mirrors
  • Sealed mirror chamber
  • Front glass covers
  • Pelican carrying case
  • Size: 300x130x136mm (WxHxD) 
  • Weight: 1550g with front caps & mount clamp
  • Hood: 150x140x62mm, 206g

Click here to see a PDF of the product manual.


Panasonic Z10000 Stereo Base Extender

Price: $1499.00 
Price includes free shipping to the continental USA. International shipping costs vary according to receiving country so please contact us for a quote talsip@cyclopital3d.com.
Lens Hoods for Panasonic Z10000 Stereo Base Extender

Price: $299.00 
Price includes free shipping to the continental USA. International shipping costs vary according to receiving country so please contact us for a quote talsip@cyclopital3d.com.
Save on Film-maker Packages!
SAVE $400
Panasonic Z10000 Film-maker Package #1
Stereo Base Extender with Lens Shades, Retail Price = $1,798.00
Wide-angle Lens with Lens Shade, Retail Price= $799.00
Extreme Wide-angle Lens, Retail Price = 599.00
Filter/Close-up Adapter with Vivitar Lens set, Retail Price=$499.00  
Total Retail Price = $3,695.00
Discounted Bundle Price = $3,295.00
SAVE $300
Panasonic Z10000 Film-maker Package #2
  • Wide-angle Lens with Lens Shade, Retail Price= $799.00 
  • Extreme Wide-angle Lens, Retail Price = $599.00
  • Filter/Close-up Adapter with Vivitar Lens set, Retail Price=$499.00
Total Retail Price = $1897.00
Discounted Bundle Price = $1597.00

SAVE $200
Panasonic Z10000 Film-maker Package #3
  • Wide-angle Lens with Lens Shade, Retail Price= $799.00 
  • Extreme Wide-angle Lens, Retail Price=$599.00  
Total Retail Price = $1398.00
Discounted Bundle Price = $1198.00

SAVE $200
Panasonic Z10000 Film-maker Package #4
  • Wide-angle Lens with Lens Shade, Retail Price= $799.00 
  • Filter/Close-up Adapter with Vivitar Lens set, Retail Price=$499.00 
Total Retail Price = $1298.00
Discounted Bundle Price = $1098.00

*All package pricing includes free shipping to the continental USA. International shipping costs vary according to receiving country so please contact us for a quote by email at talsip@cyclopital3d.com.

"I've installed the adapters from Cyclopital3D on all of my 3D cameras. They allow me to squeeze the most out of both my optics and investment. They have the look and feel of a quality product built to last."
John J. Zelenka, Stereographer,www.StereoRealist.com

Cyclopital3D, Inc.       Fort Collins, Colorado            970-221-3923            talsip@cyclopital3d.com
Made in USA
Now you can vary your techniques and achieve spectacular results!

Click here to see sample video using the Stereo Base Extender.
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