Facilities company Onsight is to manage a 3D flypack system on behalf of BSkyB for the production of live and recorded multi-camera events and standalone docs for Sky’s 3D channel.
Onsight CTO Richard Mills (pictured) designed the system with Chris Johns, BSkyB chief engineer, supported by Sony’s Professional Services division.
Sky has previously commissioned two dedicated 3D outside broadcast vehicles, built by Sony and managed by Telegenic.
The flypack includes three 3ality Technica rigs with Sony P1 cameras. Up to four rigs can be fed back via fibre-optic cable to a production gallery with full 3D vision mixing, monitoring and communications.
Johns (pictured) said: “We’re deeply committed to leading the way in the production of original 3D content so we can provide our customers with the best and most diverse range of 3D programming around. The modular nature of the 3D Flypack system allows for a simpler and more coherent use of what is sometimes seen as a complex acquisition toolset. Thanks to this new partnership we’re able to be even more ambitious, and we’re looking forward to seeing the impact it will have onscreen.”
The system is available for use on a number of forthcoming Sky 3D projects.