Outside Broadcast Produced 3 International Test Matches of the Italian Rugby Team in 3D
Outside Broadcast deployed its 3D ready Unit 14, equipped with the latest 3D state-of –the –art material: one 3D side-by-side camera rig and five 3D mirror camera rigs (swissRig). The experienced 3D team consisted of a stereographer, the cameramen, the convergence operators and the vision engineers.
Only one camera pair (2x LDK-8000 on a side-by-side rig built by Outside Broadcast) was positioned high, all other five camera pairs were positioned at playground level: Four Grass Valley LDK-8000 camera pairs on mirror rigs from swissRig and one mini camera pair on a side-by-side rig on a Steadicam. The work of the convergence operators was supported by the use of a Sony MPE-200 box dedicated to each camera pair.
In addition to the six stereo camera pairs three 2D camera signals were up-converted by Axon before the final 3D signal was mixed on a Grass valley Kayak vision switcher. SloMo replay was supported by EVS XT2 servers and the 5.1 surround sound was achieved with a Lawo mc²66 audio mixer.
Together with the 3D productions in Germany (Bundesliga by Sportcast/WIGE), in Spain (Barca – Real by MediaPro with European distribution) and in England (Premier League by Sky/Telegenic) this was the fourth 3D production last weekend.