ESPN 3D BCS Championship demo eyes-onSee all photos
This is ESPN 3D's 39th 3D football game over two seasons.
* While we are utilizing the 2D commentary (Musburger, Herbstreit, Rinaldi, Andrews) this telecast is produced separately and distinctly from the 2D broadcast.
About the technology:
- ESPN 3D strives to bring fans the closest thing to a real-life experience ever televised. With that in mind, we are aggressive in getting 3D shots that are close to the action.
11 3D cameras will be used in this telecast. They include...
- A SkyCam that carries both 3D and 2D cameras developed for ESPN 3D. (System developed by SkyCam. Carries a Sony HDCP1 for 2D and a pair of Toshiba cameras for 3D.)
- A 3D Ultra Slo Motion camera on a cart that moves along the sideline developed for ESPN 3D. (System provided by Fletcher Chicago with technology and cameras from I-Movix using Vision Research cameras)
- 3D cameras on each goalpost (robotics from Fletcher Chicago and cameras are Sony HDC-P1's)
- 3 miniaturized hand held cameras with beam splitters (mirrors) that each weigh only 24 pounds that were developed for ESPN 3D. (3D rigs designed and developed by Cameron Pace Group, cameras are Sony PMD10's.)
- One of the handhelds is wireless (or RF) which was developed for ESPN 3D (Same as above with RF developed by BSI).
- A 3D game camera on a 28 foot high mast on a cart that moves along the sideline to stay close to the action that was developed for ESPN 3D. (Custom sideline cart and mast developed by Chapman-Leonard. Robotics provided by Fletcher Chicago. Cameras are Sony HDC-P1)
- A 3D First Down Line that was developed by ESPN Technology for ESPN 3D will be utilized.
- Sponsors of ESPN's 3D BCS screening at CES are Real D (3D screen), Marchon (3D eyewear) and Christie Digital (3D projector)