France’s M6 has undertaken its first live broadcast in 3D – an episode of ‘Nouvelle Star’, the French version of ‘Pop Idol’ – with the invaluable assistance of Orad's Stereographics system.
Since ‘Nouvelle Star’ is produced in front of a live audience, it is critical that the operator be able to make ad hoc adjustments in realtime. With Orad's Stereographics solution, M6 was able to update data, videos, and textures in realtime, control the depth dimension of the graphics, and fully control stereo parameters such as interaxial (eye separator) and convergence.
The show also offered 250 lucky viewers the unique privilege of seeing the pre-premiere show in 3D, distributed via fibre for the home via Orange.
M6's Artistic Director, Michel Nougué commented: "Undoubtedly the most looked at elements in the 3D ‘Nouvelle Star’ production are the graphics themselves, which we are able to render and display in realtime, thanks to Orad. Only Orad could provide this unique capability in such an incredibly short period of time."
"Our unique Stereographics solution enables M6 to bring the excitement of 3D to their production, while simultaneously enabling them to increase efficiency. Any M6 operator can modify the stereo parameters in real time, negating the need to go back to the design stage,” added Avi Sharir, CEO and president of Orad Hi-Tec Systems.