UK Gets First 3D Darts Broadcast

Posted: Dec 13 2010, 12:18pm CST | by , in News | Home Entertainment

UK Gets First 3D Darts Broadcast
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Because HD just wasn't enough, for darts

If you've been enjoying those eye-popping 3D visuals when you watch Blu-ray 3D movies or those action-packed football and basketball games, get ready for even more action!

Oh, wait, this article is about televised darts getting the 3D treatment...

When high definition first started coming around, football and basketball games were the first to adopt the new standard, and the same has been true with 3D.

But now European network Sky 3D is taking it to the next level, bringing the World Darts Championship to 3D for the first time.

The network began testing 3D presentations of darts matches in bars across the UK and Ireland. Apparently people liked it.

There will now be 32 cameras on hand to film the event, a full 10 more than was required to shoot it in HD.

What's cool about the idea of darts in 3D is that viewers will actually be able to feel as though they are on the dartboard as the darts are coming toward them.

Two specially-placed 3D cameras are there to give that effect. "At the World Matchplay I was ducking and diving when those darts were coming at me in 3D," said Sky sports presenter Sid Waddell in an interview with local publication Sportsnews Ireland.

Via Slash Gear

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Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at




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