Nineteen CAMERON | PACE Group FUSION 3D camera systems recorded the extreme action at ESPN’s X Games 17 over four days in downtown Los Angeles in late July. The X Games 17 competitions aired for 18 hours in live 3D HD on the ESPN 3D network July 28-31 in the United States and in more than 121 countries.
“For fans who couldn’t make it this year, FUSION 3D brought these adrenaline-pumping competitions to life and delivered an entertainment experience close to being there,” says Vince Pace, co-chairman of CAMERON | PACE Group.
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,” says Paul Tobyansen of the 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 requirements of ESPN.”
The 2011 X Games 17 marks CAMERON | PACE Group’s third FUSION 3D X Games 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.
The FUSION 3D system development began over a decade ago and through constant innovation has become the most utilized, creative and advanced workflow system available within the entertainment and live sports broadcast industry.