Pictorvision aerial system equipped for 3D

Pictorvision’s Eclipse aerial system is flying with the Cameron-Pace Group’s Fusion 3D system on 3D productions, carrying digital cinema cameras.

CPG is the joint venture formed by director James Cameron and his longtime tech collaborator, 3D guru Vince Pace.

The Eclipse first flew HD cameras on the recent 2011 CBS Sports Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Pictorvision with CPG offers the first aerial Fusion 3D system with fully functional, adjustable interocular and convergence capabilities. “We can now support 3D production with Arri Alex and Red Epic cameras,” said Pictorvision prexy Tom Hallman. “The biggest challenge in taking 3D into the air is that the packages are relatively big, heavy, and there is limited space to move the cameras for perfect convergence.

“It was important to make this happen, so the CPG team stepped up and did the work on their end, customizing their system to fit with our aerial system. The result is a package small and lightweight enough to perform all the 3D functions you expect on the ground – in the air.”

The Pictorvision open-architecture design and engineering allows it to fly with a wide range of film and digital cinema cameras in addition to Cameron-Pace’s Fusion.

“After our success on the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament, CPG is proud to collaborate with Pictorvision’s engineering staff on this innovative new platform for aerial cinematography,” said Pace, co-chairman and CEO CPG. “This now allows us to offer global productions the best 3D solution in aerial cinematography.”

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