At the end of last year Sony had already announced its intention to broadcast 25 games of the World Cup in three dimensions in several cities, from giant screens. Now the company and FIFA announce an evolution in the partnership and Sony’s technology will also be used to capture the images that will reach viewers’ homes.
In a joint press note, the entities explained how the three-dimensional images are guaranteed to be collected in five of the ten stadiums where the event will take place.
There will be seven pairs of HDC cameras from Sony recording the moves. The equipment is supported on a multi-image processor that «enables complete automation of the workflow in the production process and adjusts the depth of field automatically», explains a statement. The equipment connects to the company’s mobile transmission unit.
Soccer City and Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth are the stadiums covered in three dimensions. Among the games with this coverage are Portugal-Brazil, scheduled for 25 June and the final tournament.
Until the date of the event, partnerships will be announced that align broadcast rights for 3D channels capable of receiving this type of content.
As previously announced, Sony also ensures the 3D transmission of eight games from around the world. In movie theaters with 3D support or other adapted spaces.