Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
07/07/2010

Can Communicate Adds New Dimension To Roland Garros Tennis

The 3D film and TV production specialist, Can Communicate (CAN), recently delivered live 3D coverage of the 2010 Roland Garros French Open tennis championship, in what is believed to be the longest continuous 3D shoot in Europe to date.
CAN worked with French OB specialist AMP to deliver the project for Orange and Panasonic.
CAN was appointed to facilitate the specialist 3D requirements to provide live match footage from Court Philippe Chatrier via four active 3D rigs throughout each day of the tournament. This mammoth task included building the Element Technica Quasar 3D rigs and converting them to the configuration best suited to the 3D camera positions available, plus the complex mechanical and optical alignment of the 3D parameters.
Each rig position was manned by a dedicated CAN convergence puller who controlled the effective inter-ocular distance between the cameras and appropriate convergence for optimum 3D. Pairs of discrete feeds from each 3D rig was then fed into the AMP OB truck via four Sony 3D processors, where CAN'S stereographers and AMP's technicians monitored precise aspects of all the rigs for immediate corrections. They also kept in constant communication with the directors, vision mixers and convergence pullers, to make them aware of any issues as they arose and any required maintenance to the rigs.
The 3D feed of Roland Garros Centre Court matches was used by Panasonic to launch its new 50-inch Full HD 3D Viera television across 3,000 consumer electronics retail locations throughout Europe, where action was shown on 3D televisions. The 3D telecast was also used to launch Orange's new dedicated channel, delivering to homes in France Telecom's Orange-TV subscribers. Additionally, the men's final was screened live in 150 cinema screens across France.
John Norman, Head of Production, CAN Communicate, said: "The Roland Garros tournament was perhaps our most testing 3D project to date, shooting up to ten hours of live action every day for two weeks. The use of the fully active rigs played a huge part in our ability to deliver a great 3D feed without having to set and re-set each shot for 3D - which for a live and ongoing transmission is really essential. Our collaboration with AMP, with whom we have worked on other sporting and cultural events, was another great success."
(KMcA/BMcC)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

31/10/2017
Firehouse Productions Sets Live Sound Ablaze With Dante Audio-Over-IP Networking
As a sound production company specialising in live events, Firehouse Productions is regularly entrusted with the design, operation and management of c
25/09/2017
SIS LIVE, ABS Launch New Platform
SIS LIVE and ABS have announced a new dedicated solution for OU services. The SIS LIVE Gateway Service solution for ABS Occasional Use services was an
09/08/2017
BBC To Live Stream From Edinburgh Festivals
The BBC has announced that it is to live stream performances from the Edinburgh Festivals in the latest experiment from its Research & Development tea
13/04/2017
JVC JY-HM360 Handheld Camcorder Makes The Perfect Live Event Companion
JVC has introduced the JY-HM360 handheld HD camcorder, ideal for use by event videographers. It features a 1/2.3-inch 18.9 megapixel back-illuminated
24/03/2017
SAM Demonstrates World's Fastest 4K Live Sports Workflow
At NAB 2017, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) will introduce a wide range of new technology across its product portfolio. These include the new 12G - SDI pr
24/03/2017
Matrox To Showcase Captioning Of Live Web Programming
Dedicated to offering intuitive solutions for broadcasters, Matrox is demonstrating the Monarch HDX's all new, captioning of live internet programming
17/05/2017
Alias Hire Invests In The Live U LU-400
Alias Hire had been investigating the various products of mobile SIM based products for a few years prior to when we purchased our Live U (LU-400) dev
15/05/2017
Telestream Announces Latest Version Of Lightspeed Live Stream
Telestream has announced the latest version of Lightspeed Live Stream, its enterprise-class live multiscreen encoding, packaging and distribution syst
03/05/2017
NFTS Launches Live TV Simulator Course
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has launched a Live TV Simulator Sports Production course in partnership with HBS Broadcast Academy, th
15/09/2017
GLOOKAST Delivers Live Ingest Control At IBC
GLOOKAST has announced that it will be launching Gloobox LiveOps, a multiviewer-based live ingest control application, at IBC. Gloobox LiveOps allows
13/09/2017
Axon To Demo Live IP Interoperability At IBC
With IP now a reality, there are still challenges to overcome, such as fast and seamless switching, network management and IP control and monitoring.
07/09/2017
Groovy Gecko Provides Live Video Services To Lumos
Groovy Gecko has delivered a live video stream for the latest fundraising campaign of J.K. Rowling's children's charity, Lumos. The fundraising event
17/08/2017
GMIT Launch Enhanced RelayCaster For Live Content Contribution
GMIT will showcase its newly acquired RelayCaster and CodecCaster products for the first time at IBC2017 since acquiring the technology of Motama GmbH
16/08/2017
Barix Audio Bring Live Cosmic Radio Garden To Montana's KFGM
Bringing her unique freeform radio style to Missoula Community Radio listeners over the airwaves and online, veteran deejay Nancy Walton is using Bari
20/07/2017
Production News : BBC Announces New Live Broadcast Music Show
The BBC has announced a brand new six-part music series to be broadcast live on BBC One this autumn and featuring the biggest UK and international mus