Seven matches at the Rugby World Cup including Ireland against Scotland next Sunday morning will include new highlights video captured by Canon’s Free Viewpoint Video System.
The coverage, similar to some of what has been seen in the NFL, providing footage which gives the impression you were right in the thick of the action will be provided to the International Games Broadcast Services who will then make it available for use by national broadcasters which in Ireland will include RTÉ and eir Sport.
The video highlights will feature viewpoints and angles not possible with conventional cameras.
Canon will create the content during all seven of the tournament matches to be held at the International Stadium Yokohama, including both semi-finals and the Final itself on November 2nd.
Captured video footage will be curated into highlight reels that will be made available to rights holders for broadcast, streaming, news, sports commentary programs and other forms of content viewing.
In addition, the content will be made available on the Canon homepage approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of each match.
It is hard to envisage just how dramatic the footage will likely be but it is an exciting addition to the kind of content that will be produced at the tournament and we can’t wait to see it in action at the weekend.