XOS Digital Launches Thunder Football in HD
XOS Digital has announced the official release of the latest addition to the XOS Thunder coaching product line – the XOS Thunder HD Football editing system. The announcement was made yesterday by Chris McCleary, CEO, XOS Digital.
“To ensure the new Thunder HD system would operate efficiently and withstand ongoing stress, XOS released a beta version in early February to six schools for testing,” McCleary said. “The feedback we received was incredible, and we are excited to officially release Thunder HD to the entire football market.”
The University of Nebraska currently uses XOS Thunder HD. “The first time we sat down as a staff this spring to grade practice, we were blown away by the phenomenal quality of the High Definition video,” said Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini. “We could see more detail than ever before, and this technology will really benefit our coaching staff and the young men in our program.”
The HD platform offers four times the resolution of today’s standard definition video, and at a quarter of the bandwidth. XOS Thunder HD provides high quality video in small file sizes which reduces the time spent capturing editing and distributing video.
“XOS Thunder HD has exceeded my expectations,” said Jamie Guy, University of Colorado video coordinator. “The workflow and the quality have been out of this world. In just the past three spring practices I have reduced the time to completely breakdown and edit practice by about 40, minutes, if not more.”
Mike Nobler, Nebraska’s video coordinator, emphasized the importance of the time-saving technology. “My responsibility is to ensure that the staff is maximizing its time with the athletes and each other,” he said. “XOS Digital and Panasonic have given Nebraska football the ultimate advantage. Not only does shooting in high-definition give us the highest quality video, but the small file sizes are much more manageable.”
Nebraska uses Panasonic’s HMR-10 storage device to record full HD resolution images onto low-cost SD memory cards. With the adoption of Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) standards, a number of devices can be used for ingesting video.