The difference between the Fusion Camera System and similar systems is that the entire camera system is much more advanced than previous 2D or 3D systems. Instead of one camera used to capture a scene the Fusion Camera System utilizes “72 to 96 cameras”[1] placed in a particular order to improve image quality and produce the more realistic 3D image. This system has been chosen because it is significantly lighter than previous systems, and is also easier to use because of its computer-based controls that allow for easier focusing and more control of the camera itself.[2] Overall while the Fusion Camera System is relatively new to the film industry and it’s future has yet to be decided. In the years to come, the Fusion Camera System may become the dominate form of technology or be replaced by a new 3D technology.

James_CameronTo the right, Cameron is shown the system shooting film for Avatar.

Fellman, Mark, photographer. “James Cameron on the set of AVATAR.” Create Cow Magazine. (accessed March 27, 2013)

[1] John Scott Lewinski. “Inside the Scene-Stealing 3-D Technology  Behind James Cameron’s Avatar.” Popular Science (accessed February 13, 2013).

[2] Associated Press.‘Avatar’ raises the bar on 3d technology.” Today Movies, July 24, 2009. (accessed February 9, 2013).



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