GlobeCast wearing 3D opera glasses

Globecast has announced an ambitious plan to deliver a live performance of Don Giovanni in the 3D format to cinemas in France.

The performance of the Mozart masterpiece will take place at the Rennes Opera House in Brittany from where GlobeCast will relay the HD 3D images to cinemas in Paris and across the country. Orange Labs, which has also been delivering HD pictures from the French Open tennis, is also participating in the event.

The multi-camera operation is being filmed by AMP and involves the combining of two video signals into a single feed through a Sensio 3D Cinema encoder. The Globecast SNG vehicle located outside the opera house will deliver the single feed to two cinemas Paris, including the famous ‘Geode’ sphere, as well as cinemas in Avignon and Brest.

Globecast trucks at each of the locations will ensure video and audio layers are synchronised.