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Can Communicate Expands 3D Operations

A 3D film and TV production specialist will build on a successful summer of 3D production with a major purchase of four active stereographic 3D rigs from Element Technica.
CAN Communicate (CAN) will take delivery of three Element Technica Quasar rigs, which will enable the company to work with OB partners and content producers to provide a fully active 3D set-up. The rigs, which were designed specifically for use in South Africa this summer, are currently unique to CAN in Europe.
In addition CAN has purchased a Pulsar rig which provides a fully active and fully mobile documentary filming solution. This rig, which is also currently the only one of its kind in Europe, adds a further genre to CAN's already highly competitive offering in the broadcast, sports, events and commercial sectors.
The purchase also strengthens the relationship between CAN and Element Technica after numerous recent collaborations, including the 2010 Roland Garros French Open tennis championships and the first live 3D broadcast in Russia from the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg.
Stephen Pizzo, Co-founder, Element Technica, said: "We appreciate the fact that CAN is always striving to push the envelope with respect to S3D acquisition. It was the vision of CAN that inspired us to deliver a system that would satisfy their high expectations in terms of performance, reliability and ease of use. This deal cements our close association with CAN, and also provides us with a major presence in the European market."
David Wooster, Production Director, Can Communicate added: "Element Technica's rigs have really proved themselves on our recent productions, so we are pleased to add this equipment to our growing arsenal of the best 3D production, post-production and infrastructure tools available. This investment gives CAN more flexibility with our 3D production projects, by enabling us to tailor the rigs to decrease set-up times and react swiftly to the demands of any co-production. It also means that we can expand our production base by offering a 3D documentary rig, which will be fully active and fully mobile."
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