February 3, 2012
“The Tester 3 debuts on February 7th 2012 with an all new cast of talented and extremely dedicated gamers competing for the ultimate prize: a job as a Production Associate at PlayStation®’s world famous Santa Monica Studio, the creative center for incredible games like God of War® III and the upcoming Starhawk™!” –Tester 3 website
“We shot the Playstation Network’s “The Tester 3″ show using 5 Sony PDW-F800 cameras equipped with Canon HD wide and long lenses for our ENG reality coverage, 2 GoPro camera kits for our P.O.V. shots during challenges, and an HD Toshiba Ice cube camera recording to a Nano Flash recorder for all contestant phone calls. The ENG cameras were fed to 14” HR Sony CRT monitors in the control room using the RF Central digital microwave system.
When shooting challenges involving gameplay on the Playstation systems, the game was captured from the game console using the AJA KiPro recorder and then looped through to the Sony Bravia 55″ 3D LCD’s with no noticeable delay, allowing for full 1080i resolution and 24bit, 8 channel audio playback.”
– Tom Fry, Technical Supervisor