Newsletter from 21/06/2011
Four Case Studies
REVIEW: The Royal Wedding UK 2011
In total, more than 100 broadcasters have covered the wedding, giving it a good chance of being one of the most watched TV events ever. All of which, of course, means a huge boost for the UK’s OB and equipment hire companies. The biggest, and most prestigious, part of the day of course was the wedding itself with coverage provided by a consortium of UK broadcasters – BBC, ITN and Sky. The BBC was in charge of the main images from inside the Abbey, where access was at its most complicated. These pictures were also be made available to ITN which in turn will provided content for ITV, Sky News and a plethora of international broadcasters. In terms of the OB provision, NEP Visions was delivering the coverage from inside the Abbey, where more than 20 manned and fixed cameras were in place. Included amongst that number were 16 specialist cameras supplied by ACS with mounts supplied by SIS Live. This included one camera positioned over the Sacrarium in the Abbey for the first time, achieving a dramatic high shot.
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REVIEW: The Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s biggest non-sporting live TV event and a strong household name among hundreds of millions of people in Europe. Every year, 100 to 125 million people in over 45 countries watch the televised competition. Famous former participants include Julio Iglesias, Olivia Newton-John, Céline Dion, ABBA, Johnny Logan, Alla Pugacheva, Secret Garden, Philip Kirkorov, t.A.T.u., Lordi and Patricia Kaas. In 2011, the visual identity of the Eurovision Song Contest was under the theme ‘Feel your heart beat!’. The theme refers to the great emotions which music can evoke – and which belong to the distinctive character of Europe’s favorite TV show: Enthusiasm, heart beating, excitement, love and passion.
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REVIEW: Bundesliga, DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League in 3D
On 23 February 2010 Sky Germany started its 3D trials with the UEFA Champions League match VFB Stuttgart - FC Barcelona followed by the first Bundesliga match Bayer Leverkusen - Hamburger SV. During the Internationale Funkaustellung in Berlin Sky Germany announced to go on air with its 3D channel on 3 October 2010 with the live broadcast of the Ryder Cup and since 14 January 2011 Sky Germany has shown one Bundesliga match in 3D on every match day in addition to DFB Cup matches, UEFA Champions League matches and other international sports events. In preparation for the first 3D HD live production of a German football Bundesliga match, TopVision carried out extensive trials of the necessary equipment on 23rd February during the UEFA Champions League game VFB Stuttgart – FC Barcelona.
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PREVIEW: Wimbledon in 3D
From the lens to the living room: Making it happen - Based on the 3D experience gained at several key sporting events over the past two years, Sony’s work with Wimbledon is on the cutting-edge of broadcast innovation. Sony has partnered with experts across the industry to make Wimbledon in 3D a reality and is the only broadcast manufacturer able to provide an end-to-end solution that delivers 3D content and expertise across the value chain. On 21 June 2011Sony announced that several major global broadcasters and cinema exhibitors will broadcast and screen the 3D production of the Wimbledon 2011 men’s semi-finals, men’s final and women’s final in multiple countries and regions worldwide. Through its official supplier partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club to produce the final matches of The 125th Championships in 3D, Sony aims to deliver the exhilaration and excitement of the world’s premier tennis championships - with unprecedented depth and realism - to viewers worldwide.
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3D OBVan Directory now on Sale
20 3D OBVans are described in detail in our 3D OBVan Directory 2011:
Alfacam OB43-3D – AMP CAR8 – Cinevideogroup OB14 and OB15 – Game Creek Video Dynasty – Global Television HD1 – HD Broadcast HD1 – Lyon Video Unit-11 – NEP SS31-3D and SS32-3D – NHK-MT 3DHD OBVan – Outside Broadcast Unit 14 – PACE Fusion 3D – Pulsar Freedom – SIS LIVE OB3 – Telegenic T16, T18 and T19 – TopVision Ü5 3D – TV Skyline HD Ü5
You also will find the following reports:
· OB Trucks for 2D and 3D Production
· The Power of Partnership
· 3D Rigs – An Overview
· 3D Broadcasters – An Overview
· CAN Communicate
· 3ality Digital Provides Cool Viewing
· 3D Graphics for the Hockey Night in Canada
· Ryder Cup 2010 – Live and in 3D
· Broadcast Milestones – Audio for 3D
· 3D Cinemas – Two Examples
· 3D Productions – Sports, Concerts, Shows
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