NBC Olympics Selects 10 Chyron HyperX 3.1 Systems
Chyron will provide 10 HyperX³.¹ on-air graphics playout systems to NBC Olympics during its production of the 2012 London Olympic Games, July 27-August 12, 2012. The announcement was made by Philip Paully, Director, Graphics Engineering and Operations, NBC Olympics, and Peter Morrone, Senior Vice President, Product Engineering, Chyron.
“In our operation, there’s no room for error, and every second counts,” said Paully. “The centralized asset storage capability powered by Chyron’s HyperX³.¹ and Apple’s Xsan 2 is a tremendous time-saver, enabling our operators to instantly access media assets that were once only available to the Mac systems.”
Relying on Chyron’s HyperX³.¹ and Apple’s Xsan 2 storage area network, this collaborative workflow environment will allow NBC Olympics’ graphics production team to efficiently insert graphics displays for the network’s live coverage of the London Games.
NBC Olympics worked closely with Chyron and Dynamic Performance Technologies to integrate this graphics workflow solution. After building graphics elements in Adobe Creative Suite, the NBC Olympics production team is able to move them to editing suites and then to devices for playout to air. Since HyperX³.¹ supports Adobe’s XMP metadata platform, artists are able to embed critical information about each graphical element, for instance, the correctly spelled name, age, and home country embedded in a specific athlete’s head shot.
The finished graphics can then be instantly accessed by the HyperX³.¹ operators by clicking a folder from their workstations. Any changes to image metadata need only be made once, and the metadata fields are automatically populated at every point at which the graphic will be used. When the graphic is inserted into the programming, the accompanying metadata is automatically extracted and displayed, so NBC Olympics’ production staff no longer needs to worry if names are spelled correctly and information about the graphic is accurate.
“This summer’s London Olympic Games promise to be a record-breaker, with more than 3,500 hours of broadcast content over a 19-day period from more than a dozen different sports venues. Since much of this programming will be produced live, accuracy and efficiency is critical to success,” Morrone said. “We are honored to provide NBC Olympics with state-of-the-art HyperX³.¹ graphics playout systems integrated with Adobe’s XMP and Apple’s Xsan 2 for their production of the London Olympics.”