December 20, 2007

Met Live

Opera Presented In HD And 5.1 Sound

By James Tella

Audiences at USC and in New York gather to watch 
Romeo et Juliette.
The School of Cinematic Arts joined in the live HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's performance of Charles François Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, conducted by Placido Domingo on December 15. 

Using a SRX-R projector from Sony, the School of Cinematic Arts was thrilled to entertain opera fans with a live broadcast of the famous opera. Sony's SXRD 4K Digital Projection Systems are the only projectors  available on the market capable of displaying images at four times the resolution of today's high-definition televisions. 

With the projector's ultra-high resolution, the camera is the ideal system for both digital  cinema and today's extremely sophisticated systems being employed across multiple industry's including simulation, visualization and post 
A SRX-R projector from Sony installed in Norris Theatre for the event displays the opera's performance.

The event was brought to the school in association with Visions and Voices: The Arts & Humanities Initiative. For more information about upcoming programs and events offered by Visions and Voices at the University of Southern California, please visit their Web site.