Virtual Humans

Sky Scope: Golf Open

Dimension brought free-viewpoint swing analysis to Sky Sports coverage of golf Championship, The Open, in both 2019 and 2021.

Sky Scope enables pundits to track, pause, and analyse a full 360-degree inspection of the swings of golf’s superstars, using award-winning volumetric capture.

With Dimension and MRMC’s Polymotion Truck, we brought the stage to the range, and capture golf talent directly on site.

“You’ve never seen a golf swing from in front, because the ball is coming at you and it’s a dangerous place to be. Now you’re seeing it and that’s quite a wow factor.”

Jason Wessely

Head of Golf, Sky Sport

“There is a real reason why we’re doing this, but at the same time you’ve got to have the viewer going ‘that’s amazing’. I think we’ve absolutely got that balance right.”

Jason Landau

Design Director, Sky Sports

“You can pause at any moment you want and analyse any intricacy that makes that golfer unique. I think it’s one of the most innovative steps forward we’ve ever had in sports broadcast analysis.”

Duncan East

Head of Directors & Creative, Sky Sports

Volumetrically capturing golfers' swings gave a unique experience for broadcasters and viewers to visualise and pinpoint live on-screen – exactly what gave Colin Morikawa the winning edge for the 149th Open Championship.

Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards

Best Technical Innovation

SVG Sports TV

Outstanding Production Achievement

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