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CANONISATION broadcast live in 3D
05 MAY 2014
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On Sunday 27th April in an unprecedented event, the historic canonisation of two Popes was broadcast live to cinemas in 3D from Vatican City in St. Peter's Square.
In the world first, ECA member Omniverse Vision, in partnership with Nexo Digital and Sky 3D, broadcast the double canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII, bringing cinema-goers even closer to the event by broadcasting the canonisation in 'fully immersive 3D'.
At a press conference in the Vatican, CTV chief Monsignor Dario Vigano said the live transmission would require "more satellites than the Sochi Olympics." Vigano underlined that the Vatican decided to offer the canonisation ceremony to the world in 3D in order to give people who could not attend, for many reasons including economic ones, the chance to get a "fully immersive" experience. The production used 13 carefully positioned 3D and HD cameras to give a unique and exclusive vantage point of St Peter's Square.
Over five million pilgrims were expected in Rome for the event. View a trailer of the live cinema event below: