Fox Sports teamed up Global Television and Panavision to bring the first live 3-D sporting event to Australian viewers. The live production of the soccer match between Australia and New Zealand was entirely based on newly upgraded 3D XTservers from EVS.
The live production included replay actions, slow motion and highlights made with EVS technology. Outside broadcast infrastructures were provided by Global Television, a leading outside broadcast service provider, which had recently upgraded its fleet of more than 30 EVS XT servers for live 3-D productions.
Four XT servers were configured to manage the recording of fully synchronized side-by-side camera feeds managed by the system to offer a dual-link signal that creates the 3-D visual effect.
LSM operators working for Fox Sports managed all live replays and slow motion actions as well as highlights editing. In addition, a fifth server controlled by EVS IPDirector software was operated for graphic key and fill operations.
Later this year, EVS will introduce a new server capable of managing four effective channels in 3D per system. The launch of this new server will be subsequent to the introduction of a new dualrec video codec board into the XT+ hardware.