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Mozart rock opera in Paris shot live in stereo 3D with 3ality Digital

Six 3D rigs capture rock opera from Paris stadium for Korean broadcaster

A thrilling show, which has been wowing audiences in Paris since the beginning of November, is set to captivate an international audience thanks to 3ality Digital and ARRI Media. Mozart l’opéra rock (Mozart – the rock opera) was shot in stereoscopic 3D by SK Telecom from Korea, first for cinemas across Europe then for global release.

The show was staged in the massive Palais des Sports in Paris in front of 4500 spectators each night. To capture the scale and excitement of this modern French musical SK Telecom was using six 3ality Digital camera rigs and stereo processors, some supplied from London by 3ality partner ARRI Media, the rest from 21 Digital in Korea. Euromedia France was providing its 3D-layered outside broadcast truck XXL3.

The crew shoot the performance on 21 December in the Palais des Sports, which is on the edge of Paris at Porte de Versailles. Apart from an orchestral rehearsal that afternoon the team had only one chance to get it right, so need to rely completely on the excellent performance of the technology.

Bill Lovell of ARRI Media added “We expect to see increasing numbers of projects like this, where live events can be seen by much larger audiences through 3D digital cinemas, and through television. Recently we supplied a 3ality 3D system and ARRI Alexa cameras for another shoot in London, featuring the dance group Diversity, which was seen on the Sky 3D channel in the UK over Christmas.”


About 3ality Digital

3ality Digital develops enabling technologies to power live-action stereoscopic 3D (S3D) entertainment from image capture through presentation, independent of viewing environment. 3ality Digital’s camera platforms, stereo image processing systems and S3D image scaling technologies are quickly earning a reputation as the “gold standard” for the emerging medium and are rapidly being adapted by broadcasters, production companies, studios and consumer electronics manufacturers. 3ality Digital’s systems are optimised to handle the demands of live S3D broadcast, offering such must-haves as fast set-up, perfectly aligned zooms, accurate imagery right from the camera and automation that reduces the number of required production personnel.
3ality Digital technology has powered a number of live-action firsts including U2 3D, the first movie shot completely in live-action S3D; the first live S3D broadcast of an NFL game (Raiders vs. Chargers, December 4th, 2008); the first live S3D sports broadcast available to consumers, including the 2009 BCS Championship Game, BSkyB’s landmark Manchester United vs. Arsenal soccer broadcast (January 31st, 2010), and the first network hockey telecast ever produced in S3D (New York Rangers vs. Islanders, March 24th 2010 on MSG); the first S3D commercial broadcast on television (Sobe “Lizard Lake”); and the first episode of a scripted television series shot in live-action S3D (Chuck vs. The Third Dimension, aired on NBC on February 2nd, 2009).

About ARRI Media

ARRI Media is a leading supplier of professional camera and grip equipment to the motion picture industry. With a wealth of experience servicing major feature films, TV dramas, commercials, music promos and televised sports events, ARRI Media provides the highest quality products, the latest technology and exceptional customer service from highly skilled, knowledgeable staff.


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