SVG College Sports Summit Technology Showcase Preview, Part 1

At SVG’s College Sports Summit, more than 35 sponsoring companies will be on hand at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta to showcase their latest technologies geared toward the college-sports-video market. Check out these companies, and many more, on June 2 and 3.

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Calrec will unveil Brio, the most powerful and compact digital broadcast-audio console in its class. A comprehensive feature set supports a wider breadth of broadcasters while retaining the same levels of quality and customer support for which Calrec is renowned.

The smallest in Calrec’s Bluefin2 family, Brio’s control surface is unlike any other console’s: at only 892 mm wide, the 36 dual-layer fader surface provides more faders in a given footprint.

Based on Calrec’s 20 years of digital development, Brio’s uncluttered, compact, and configurable surface gives instant access to a large number of audio paths, and an intuitive 15.6-in. HD touchscreen user interface (UI) provides quick access to more in-depth control. A bank of illuminating hardware rotary controls gives fast and precise control over parameters displayed in the touchscreen UI.

Brio provides something unique at this price point. It is entirely self-contained, with analog and digital I/O and GPIO built into the surface. Additional expansion I/O slots allow further I/O integration, and fitting an available Hydra2 module enables connecting to and sharing audio over Calrec’s Hydra2 network.

Click Effects
Click Effects continues its 23-year track record of redefining video- and audio-content delivery and entertainment for live event productions everywhere.

Since debuting in 1993, Click Effects has spearheaded live productions for the Super Bowl, Olympics, U.S. Open, World Series, Ryder Cup, Final Four, Stanley Cup, NBA Championships, Indianapolis 500, and NASCAR tracks, as well as numerous professional markets worldwide. Click Effects products are the most chosen in the industry, trusted by approximately 75% of all NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and Major and Minor League Baseball teams.

This year, Click Effects continues as the preferred centralized-control solution for any type of screen or broadcast signal, with expanded processing of data and stats allowing custom sorting, filtering, and display of fantasy stats. In addition, newly improved conditional logic for data triggers can be used to automatically display advanced CG elements, CG elements that dynamically display event-based information in real time without the need for rendering — all from a single workstation.

Comrex
Comrex will showcase LiveShot, a live video ENG acquisition and distribution solution. LiveShot delivers high-quality, low-latency video over a range of IP networks at an approximate delay of ~500 ms (depending on network conditions). Capable of transmitting two-way media simultaneously even over challenging networks, it provides return video, two IFB returns, and director/camera PL. Weighing only 3 lb., LiveShot is camera-mounted and highly portable, suiting it for fast-paced newsgathering applications.

EVS
EVS’s new Live Connected Campus solutions are dedicated to the unique needs of the university/college live-broadcasting environment. Leveraging the company’s production servers and solutions with cloud and IP architecture, the system offers a robust, future-proof, and lightning-fast method to record, edit, and deliver stories representing countless hours of content for campus-wide news and sports productions. Live Connected Campus combines the best operational production tools with the latest IP and cloud-based infrastructures for advanced collaborative production and enhanced multimedia distribution to consumers and users. With centralized media production and broadcast for fully collaborative workflows and instant media availability, any asset captured live at venues can immediately be enriched by production teams or available in a media library for sharing between production teams or by stakeholders who might use the content for enriched program creation and delivery to audiences across multiple channels.

Markertek
Markertek is the future of broadcast supply, delivering interface solutions for 12G-SDI and beyond, featuring all the latest cutting-edge fiber solutions from SMPTE hybrid and multichannel tactical cables to opticalCON breakouts and simple video over fiber-extender solutions.

The company’s in-house fiber-assembly clean room is the nation’s only fully certified shop by LEMO, Neutrik opticalCON, and Canare ready to assemble cable on time and on budget. The company’s fiber-repair service can bring any brand of cable back to its original factory condition.

Check out Markertek’s iPanel CAD panel-builder app to create your own custom patch panel, wall plate, floor pocket, or wall box.

Shop Markertek on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone for all the latest gear introduced at NAB 2016. The best brands — including AJA, Blackmagic, Belden, Gepco, Grass Valley, Clear-Com, Contemporary Research, and Lynx Technik Yellobrik — are in stock at the best prices with every-day free shipping.

NewTek
Deliver next-level storytelling and fan experience, raising your game with network-style, multi-camera sports production, instant replay, and highlights.

NewTek systems — the most complete multi-camera video production systems on the planet — allow you to get the look of big time sports networks without paying the big time price. Field crews, vans and trucks, local broadcasters, smaller facilities, collegiate and educational athletic departments can now afford mobile live sports coverage, whether in the stadium, open field, or tight places with limited access. And best of all, with superior production quality and an enriched experience, you can attract more headliners to your venue, and expand sponsorship opportunities for new revenue streams — without breaking the bank.

Visit NewTek’s booth for a demo of:

  • TriCaster 8000, the original “studio in a box,” unlocked with the power of TriCaster Advanced Edition software
  • 3Play multi-camera slow motion and instant replay systems
  • TalkShow, for live Skype calls that look great and sound amazing
  • NewTek NDI Telestrator, the new software application that provides on-screen illustration to enhance your sports coverage
  • The extensive suite of NDI applications to enrich your shows and get you IP-ready without new hardware purchases

TV Graphics
A leader in broadcast graphics and data solutions, TV Graphics will feature four products at its booth:

  • Graphics All-in-One — an extremely flexible, portable, powerful, and robust character generator. The portable laptop solution is fast becoming a leader in both broadcast and streaming. It’s a software solution that can run clock-and-score as well as traditional second CG graphics, full screens, interstitials, bumps, opens, and more — all on the company’s signature laptop system.
  • TVG Ticker — a revolutionary web-based workflow solution with full data and sponsor integration. Operator can update the ticker from any browser, anywhere. Great for both networks and arenas alike.
  • Standard Clock & Score — traditional scorebug powered by the company’s signature laptop system. It’s suitable for broadcast and streaming productions looking to produce high-quality graphics on a budget.
  • Gearzy Genie Pro switcher — a multicamera streaming switcher operated by two touchscreens, allowing it to be extremely versatile at a fraction of the cost. It connects to live-streaming platforms like YouTube and Facebook to deliver professional live multicamera content.

TV Graphics has provided data and racing solutions for more than 15 years. Today, the company focuses on custom broadcast solutions like the Graphics All-in-One CG, Duet package building, data and social-media integration, timing and scoring solutions, and more. All of TV Graphics’ solutions are both HD-SDI– and NDI–compatible.

Vizrt
Vizrt will demonstrate the Viz Arena live-virtual-sports-enhancement tool, the Viz Trio character generator, the Viz Libero sports-analysis system, the Viz Multiplay video-wall–control system, and the Social TV solution.

Also showcased will be Viz Story, a new story-publishing tool that allows media companies to rapidly publish custom video and real-time graphics to social media and online.

Viz Trio is the number-one character generator for live televised events across the globe. It enables control of graphics and video output and fast changes to content, whenever needed.

The Viz Arena live-sports-enhancement tool is typically used for virtual ads, other 3D graphics, and telestration. Newly added hockey and baseball versions will be shown, along with a new football application for yellow lines and drive charts.

Viz Libero is the global leader for 3D virtual sports enhancements. Using only existing TV images, it generates the perfect perspective for analyzing interesting or controversial scenes.

Viz Multiplay is Vizrt’s new control tool for videoboards in stadiums and studios. It can control all content for all your screens and any aspect ratios from one simple web-based interface.

Wowza Media Systems
A leading software– and cloud-based–services provider, Wowza continually simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide. Its award-winning, extensible solution set provides customization, configuration, and control for an unlimited number of streaming use cases. The company’s integrated, hybrid model empowers direct end customers, service providers, and an extensive worldwide partner network. Proven, patented Wowza technology enables organizations to expand their reach, more deeply engage with key audiences, and increase their monetization opportunities. Wowza has rapidly built a fan base of more than 19,000 customers in 170+ countries across all industries. Learn more about how app publishers can easily add mobile live video streaming to iOS and Android apps with Wowza GoCoder SDK, which integrates Facebook Live, and how Wowza works with VR/360°.

Part 2 of the SVG College Sports Summit Technology Preview series will run Friday May 20. If your company would like to be featured, please send your submission to Senior Editor Karen Hogan at karen@sportsvideo.org.

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