Originally Posted by Silverload
Looks like the Hobbit is not going to be shot using the new technology developed by Cameron & Co. Jackson is going with Red's 3D system, which is the old school style of 3D. Instead of using cameras with two robotic lenses that move independently and focus like the human eye, it uses two static stationary lenses side by side (exact same method that has been used since the 50s).
I'd just as soon not have 3D period. Unnecessary, flavor of the day!