Reports of the death of 3DTV may be somewhat exaggerated as the CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) has won nominations along with ESPN 3D and CBS for two Sports Emmys.
Receiving its nomination from the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Technical Team (Remote) category, CPG, formed by Hollywood legend James Cameron and Vincent Pace, was recognised for its work on ESPN 3D’s Winter X Games 16 and the 2012 PGA Masters Golf Tournament, a joint production between CBS and ESPN 3D.
The 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen required the deployment of 34 camera systems in six different event locations, some reaching higher than 9,000 feet. Five different rig variations, ranging from handhelds to robotic cameras, were used to capture the action.
CPG’s coverage of the 2012 Masters featured 28 systems. Coverage included the telecast of the Par 3 Contest, which took place the day before the start of the official golf tournament. The addition of a second location to the five-day shoot required strategic repositioning of seven different rigs around the Augusta course.
"Our thanks to the National Television Academy for its recognition," commented Vincent Pace. "Both the ESPN Winter X Games and the Masters Golf Tournament are internationally recognised for excellence in sports broadcast. CPG is proud be a part of that tradition to innovate the sports experience for the viewer."