On Sight

News Archive for March 2008

Sony to launch the PDW-700 camera Date: 16th March, 2008

High definition solutions provider On Sight is to become the first hire company in the UK to take delivery of the new Sony XDCAM HD PDW-700 camcorder.


Billed as one of the best cameras ever produced by Sony, the latest XDCAM camcorder is set to cause quite a stir when it arrives. 


Scheduled for delivery in April, the PDW-700 is the latest in Sony’s XDCAM range, capable of 50Mb/s HD recording onto 50 GB dual layer professional discs with three 2/3-inch CCDs for RGB image capture, each with full 1920 x 1080 resolution. On Sight, which…

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First UK Live Transmission in 3D Date: 12th March, 2008

The first live-by-satellite 3D sports broadcast - of Scotland versus England from Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon - was a small but significant critical triumph in the history of moving pictures with rugby players in them. I have seen the future of big-event sports broadcasting and it wears funny plastic glasses and sits in the dark with its mouth wide open.


BBC Resources, in collaboration with a consortium including Axis Films, chose last weekend to trial a televisual experience intended to be several notches more immersive than you might get at home over a mug of tea and a…

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