Sky is sprinting on with its 3D assault on the television world with the news that it has captured Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt in his recent world record 150-metre sprint in Manchester on 18 May.
The sprint was filmed using five 3D camera rigs, each of which incorporates two Sky HD cameras meaning it was captured not only in 3D but also in HD.
The first 3D rig was mounted on a rail-cam running alongside Bolt for the entire 150-metre sprint to capture every stride - apparently a world first.
'It's great for Sky to be involved in capturing another compelling piece of content in 3D, to add to the catalogue of events we've recorded so far - from Ricky Hatton's Manchester Homecoming fight last May to a live 3D broadcast of Keane last month, and even the UK's first 3D ballet', commented Brian Lenz, Sky's head of product design and innovation.
'As part of our ongoing research and development work, we're continuing to assess how 3D can work across a range of events and programming genres'.
Sky's footage of Usain Bolt's record breaking run will be first shown in Odeon cinemas later this year - we'll let you know exactly when as soon as it's announced.