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EVS Systems Deployed for World-First 3D Surfing Experience

Owen Wright, the seven-seeded Australian rookie on the Tour watching the live SloMo replay of his 10-point ride in 3D

MEO, the new television service from Portugal Telecom (PT), and Media Luso, the broadcast services company that is part of the MEDIAPRO group, recently set a new standard for professional surfing with the live 3D broadcast of the Rip Curl Pro Event in Portugal. As part of the ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal took place in Peniche, home to Europe’s greatest pipeline called Supertubos, between October 7th and 18th. All live replays were managed with the newly upgraded 3D XT[2] servers from EVS.

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For this first 3D surfing experience, Media Luso – with the collaboration of MEDIAPRO’s 3D research department – provided a dedicated 3D-HD OB truck with stereoscopic camera rigs from Kronomav. EVS XT[2] production servers were employed for the recording of multiple camera feeds, and controlled by MulticamLSM for live 3D replay operations and IPDirector content management software for highlights creation.

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Workflow at the Rip Curl Pro Event in Portugal

About EVS

EVS Broadcast Equipment is a leader in the design of hardware and software for the production and playout of sport, news and TV programs in both live and near live environments. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its instant tapeless technology is now widely used in nonlinear editing and High Definition Television the world over. The company sells its branded products in more than 70 countries and is capable of providing service in any region. EVS has offices in Belgium, China, Germany, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Spain, and the United States.

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