Wednesday, November 16, 2011

3D-TV Technology In Sports

Post submitted by Austin Moyers -

   The first real strides in filming sports is underway. The attempts have not been so easy however. So far, the fast pace of the games have proved troublesome for the technology. However, as we all know, technology is always advancing.
  As it improves, people are starting to jump on board. The Rugby Union appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster for the New Zealand tournament The Auckland-based company will deliver a live 3D feed of the Rugby World Cup 2011 Semi-Finals, Bronze Final and Final. The NFL first filmed a game in 3D back in 2008, but they had to beam the game into theatres. Can we get it on our 3D tv’s? Well just last year in England, a soccer match was beamed into nine different pubs, but that still isn’t the level that we are looking for. Well finally in 2010, the NHL was able to stream a game in 3D straight to the home. So now there is obvious advances.
  Now we’re seeing ESPN and other major networks start their own 3D channels. However some critics still don’t love it. There are numerous complaints about the technology not keeping up, and some angle shots are poor in 3D Is it just a passing fad?

1 comment:

  1. I was unable to go the Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt game but I was fortunate enough to watch it on TV. The game was filmed and delivered in 3D. With some of the critics I would agree their complaints. Since the technology is new many people cannot afford it. While watching the game the camera angles were horrible on a regular LCD TV. It made the game viewing process less enjoyable. Without the pleasure of 3D television, the angle the director would punch up for the game would hinder the viewing of the developing play. For the future and as technology decreases in value maybe this would get better. To sum it up, I think 3D TV is here to stay. There is a great amount of untouched potential in the technology and the new possibilities are going to be very attractive for TV junkies.