Canon tech realises 360° highlights

24 Sep 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Rugby World Cup partner Canon has used the 2019 tournament to showcase its newest 360 degree camera angle, providing highlight clips from angles rugby fans will never have seen before.

Using Free Viewpoint Video System, which generates video from all around the pitch before turning that into 3D data which can be turned into video, Canon has been able to create video highlights from thrilling angles, showcasing the speed, power and intricacy of some of the World Cup’s most important moments.

Throughout the tournament, Canon will be creating highlights videos, and will do so from seven games. Two have already taken place (New Zealand v South Africa and Ireland v Scotland) while England’s game against France and Scotland’s match with Japan will be covered by the technology. Both semi-finals and the final will see the system used as well.