BOULDER - Friday night’s Colorado versus Southern California football game at 7 p.m. (MDT) will be televised both on ESPN and on ESPN 3D, making it only the second football game ever that ESPN is fully producing for ESPN 3D and ESPNHD, simultaneously utilizing a single crew and a single set of cameras.
The telecast will utilize 11 primary cameras, eight of which will be 3D cameras placed at relatively close proximity to the action. The other three cameras will be 2D which are used primarily for longer range shots. Included in the 3D cameras are hand held models on the sidelines, robotic cameras on each goal post, a 3D Ultra Slo-Motion camera in the end zone and a couple robotically-controlled games cameras that are slightly lower than the conventional positions. The ESPNHD telecast is derived from the “left eye” of the ESPN 3D coverage.
Since launching in June of 2010, ESPN 3D has televised more than 160 events, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Masters, the Big East tournament, the NBA Finals, and the X Games. ESPN 3D will televise 26 games this season including the BCS Championship, though Friday’s CU game will be just the second to receive the simultaneous coverage (Tuesday’s Northern Illinois shootout victory over Toledo was the first).
ESPN 3D is available to subscribers of Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Bright House and Verizon Fios. For more information on how to get ESPN 3D go to http://espn.go.com/3d/