Working at the Technicolor playout facility in Saint-Cloud, France, Technicolor handled live, 3-D program reception and broadcast as well as insertion of additional 3-D content and commentary from CANAL + sports journalists for the broadcasters coverage of the World Cup. The broadcasts were carried on a dedicated CANAL+ 3D channel, launched June 8.
This was the first time in France that 3-D content was broadcast live, with full playout services including insertion of dynamic graphics.
Adrian Pennington is a journalist specialising in film and TV production. His work has appeared in The Guardian, RTS Television, Variety, British Cinematographer, Premiere and The Hollywood Reporter. Adrian has edited several publications, co-written a book on stereoscopic 3D and is copywriter of marketing materials for the industry. Follow him @pennington1
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