Emmy Award-winning CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) continues to lead the live sports broadcast industry with the first-ever use of 19 FUSION 3D systems to cover a live 3D HD sports broadcast; the most 3D camera systems ever used to shoot a live 3D HD sports broadcast to date. In collaboration with ESPN 3D, CAMERON | PACE Group’s 19 FUSION 3D systems shot the 17th annual extreme sports competition, 2011 X Games 17, over four days in downtown Los Angeles.
The X Games 17 competitions aired for 18 hours in live 3D HD on the ESPN 3D network from July 28th through July 31st in the US and over 121 countries and territories in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, South America, Middle East and Africa. In addition, the games also aired for over 25 hours on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ABC.
“For fans that couldn’t make it this year, FUSION 3D brought these adrenaline pumping competitions to life and delivered an entertainment experience close to being there,” said Vince Pace, Co-Chairman of CAMERON | PACE Group. “CPG continues to lead the sports broadcasting industry with innovative solutions for live 3D productions.”
The 2011 X Games 17 featured more than 200 athletes and CAMERON | PACE Group’s 19 FUSION 3D systems shot a variety of skateboarding, motocross and BMX competitions across four venues including the STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
“The X Games footage was spectacular in 3D,” said Paul Tobyansen, 3D Sports Department of CAMERON | PACE Group. “FUSION 3D was able to keep up with the fast-paced live sports environment and was flexible and adaptable enough to meet any of the live production challenges requested by ESPN.”
The 2011 X Games 17 marks CAMERON | PACE Group’s third FUSION 3D X Game collaboration with ESPN 3D (past productions have included 2011 Winter X Games 15 and the 2010 Summer X Games 16) and over 100 live 3D HD broadcasts with ESPN 3D including the Live ’11 MLS Soccer (Real Madrid Tour), Live ’11 Little League World Series (LLWS), Live ’11 Thursday Night College Football (Season), Live ’11 Monday Night College Football (Miami vs. Maryland), Live ’11 Friday Night Fights, Live ’10 Masters Golf Tournament and much more.