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Fusion takes to the air

4 July 2011

The CAMERON – PACE Group’s (CPG) fusion 3D system has been engineered to work with Pictorvision’s gyro stabilised aerial camera platform Eclipse. Pictorvision with CPG’s Fusion offers adjustable interocular and convergence capabilities and can support 3D production with ARRI Alexa and RED Epic cameras. “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,” said Tom Hallman, president of Pictorvision. “It was important to make this happen, so the CPG team stepped up and did the work on their end, customising 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 Eclipse is said to handle large payloads while maintaining an absolutely level horizon and perfect stabilisation. It was recently used by CBS Sports for the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta.  “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 based on the fusion 3D system,” said Vince Pace, co-chairman and CEO of CAMERON – PACE Group. “This now allows us to offer global productions the best 3D solution in aerial cinematography.”  

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