USC-Ohio State Football Game To Be Shown Live In 3D At Galen Center
Aug. 24, 2009
Fans can watch the live ESPN telecast of the Sept. 12 USC football game at Ohio State in 3D for free at USC's Galen Center.
Free tickets to the 5 p.m. PDT Galen Center showing are available at:
--this Saturday's (Aug. 29) USC football intrasquad scrimmage at the Coliseum (pick up inside Gate 4 from noon to 3 p.m.);
--the Sept. 5 USC home game against San Jose State (pick up at Fanfest outside the Coliseum peristyle prior to the 12:30 p.m. kickoff);
--the Sept. 3 and 4 USC women's volleyball matches at the Galen Center (pick up at the box office from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.);
--Heritage Hall (pick up is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays beginning Aug. 25);
--the USC Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
The 3D version of the game also will be shown for free in theaters in Columbus, Ohio, Hartford, Conn. and Hurst, Texas (near Dallas).
The game will also be televised in standard definition and high definition on ESPN and ESPN HD, respectively.
The production will be ESPN's first 3D telecast distributed to fans in more than two years of testing, supplying further research for ESPN as it continues to develop the best practices for utilizing the technology in live game applications. It will provide ESPN the ability to evaluate workflow operations, 3D camera positioning, transmission changes and fan reaction to a 3D telecast versus a 2D.
ESPN will employ separate production trucks, technical crews and on-air commentators for the 3D and 2D productions. Mark Jones and Bob Davie will announce the 3D game, while Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Lisa Salters will work the telecast on ESPN and ESPN HD.
ESPN will utilize the following technical elements during this production: first use of true stereoscopic graphics in a 3D telecast; seven 3D cameras to capture game action with access to 2D cameras; and various display types and transport mechanisms for 3D viewing, including cinema projection, large-scale arena viewing, and consumer LCD sized monitors.
"With more than two years of rigorous 3D research at various game sites, ESPN is taking the opportunity to integrate 3D testing in a live game telecast," said Anthony Bailey, vice president, emerging technologies, ESPN. "The results of this research will enable ESPN to quantify what it takes to produce, transmit and enable the 3D experience for our fans."