Vatican Planning Live 3D, HD and Ultra HD Broadcast reports that

The ceremony at which Pope Francis will raise predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to sainthood will be transmitted live in 3D and in Ultra HD.

Centro Televisivo Vaticano (Vatican Television Center; CTV), with facilities partner Sony, will produce the April 27 broadcast from St. Peter’s Square, Rome in 3D, HD and 4K (Ultra HD) in what Sony claims to be a first-of-its-kind parallel production.

The HD production will use 15 HD cameras and will be carried by a hundred broadcasters and viewed by an estimated audience of 200 million worldwide.

The 3D production will be produced by Sky Italia and U.K. facility company Telegenic. Six stereo pairs of HD cameras and three additional HDCam cameras converted on the fly will be deployed.


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