03.25.2008 08:13 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FSN Southwest, Dallas Mavericks present regular-season 3-D HD game tonight
FSN Southwest and the Dallas Mavericks will provide a look into the future of sports television tonight when they team with PACE to produce the first-ever NBA regular-season game live in 3-D HD using the PACE Fusion 3D camera.
Tonight’s Dallas Mavericks-Los Angeles Clippers game from the American Airlines Center in Dallas will be beamed across town via satellite into Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s Magnolia Theater in Dallas’ West Village, where an invitation-only audience will watch the contest projected by a Sony SXRD 3-D projection system on an 18ft by 42ft screen through special 3-D glasses.
FSN Southwest will use the proprietary PACE/Cameron Fusion Sports System to capture the action on the court and deliver a unique depth of field perspective to the Magnolia Theater audience. Each of the four 3-D systems that will be used is designed with two HD cameras, one each to capture the left eye and right eye imagery separately creating a 3-D effect.
The 3-D HD production will be separate from FSN Southwest’s game telecast and will use the Mavericks’ radio call. During timeouts and TV commercial breaks, the 3-D HD systems will cover the on-court festivities, allowing fans watching in the theater to experience the in-arena atmosphere.
Sony's CineAlta 4K digital cinema projectors will be used for this event, with two SRX-R110 4K projectors in a double-stacked configuration.