Pictorvision’s Eclipse Takes to the 3D Skies with Cameron-Pace Group’s Fusion
Pictorvision’s aerial system, Eclipse, will fly with the CAMERON – PACE Group’s FUSION Aerial 3D system on an upcoming 3D production, carrying digital cinema cameras. The Eclipse first flew HD cameras during CBS Sports’ 3D coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Pictorvision with CAMERON – PACE Group offers the first aerial FUSION 3D system with fully functional, adjustable interocular and convergence capabilities.
“We can now support 3D production with ARRI ALEXA and RED EPIC cameras,” says Tom Hallman, President of Pictorvision. “The biggest challenge in taking 3D into the air is that the packages are relatively big, heavy, and there is limited space to move the cameras for perfect convergence. It was important to make this happen, so the CPG team stepped up and did the work on their end, customizing their system to fit with our aerial system. The result is a package small and lightweight enough to perform all the 3D functions you expect on the ground – in the air.”
The Pictorvision Eclipse is a gyro stabilized aerial camera platform featuring an open architecture design and advanced engineering that allows it to fly with a wide range of film and digital cinema cameras, as well as the new CAMERON – PACE Group FUSION Aerial 3D System. The Eclipse’s ability to handle large payloads while maintaining an absolutely level horizon and stabilization makes it ideal for shooting 3D films.
“After our success on the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament, CPG is proud to collaborate with Pictorvision’s engineering staff on this innovative new platform for aerial cinematography based on the FUSION 3D system,” says Vince Pace, Co-Chairman and CEO of CAMERON – PACE Group. “This now allows us to offer global productions the best 3D solution in aerial cinematography.”
The Pictorvision Eclipse/Cameron – PACE Group package will be on display at Cine Gear Expo in booth #91.