Element Technica Quasar 3D rigs are being used exclusively for the 3D broadcasts of the world championship soccer tournament from South Africa this summer.
A total of 22 ET Quasar rigs are being used for 3D camera positions in the Ellis Park and Soccer City stadiums in Johannesburg, and at stadiums in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. 25 soccer matches in all will be shot in 3D, using Sony HDC-1500 cameras with Canon HJ22EX7.6B zooms.
The 3D production equipment must be moved between five soccer venues. The rigs have to be quickly and easily reassembled, and calibrated each time. The Quasar is set up in under/thru configuration so as not to block spectators.