SVG College Sports Summit Technology Showcase Preview, Part 3

At the SVG 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.

Abekas will demonstrate the Mira Replay server with a number of significant new features:

  • Networking for multiple servers. This powerful feature allows all Mira Replay servers on the same Gigabit Ethernet network to share clipped content. Any operator on any server can access and pull clips from any other one. Clips pulled from other Mira Replay servers can be included in highlight playlists on the local server.
  • Integration with Evertz routing switcher. Mira communicates directly with the Evertz Magnum control system to control the router. Sources can be selected from the Mira Config menu or from the camera soft keys on the control surface during an event.
  • Integration with Ross DashBoard. From the DashBoard, the Mira clip library can be browsed and any clip played in any channel. A new Abekas panel on the DashBoard looks very much like the Mira Explorer GUI. The DashBoard communicates with the Mira via the Mira API, enabling implementation of features on the DashBoard that are well beyond what could be done using VDCP.

Mira Replay servers are in use at many of the top colleges and universities because they offer a strong set of features, simple and elegant user interface, and the best value for a broadcast-class product.

Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital-imaging solutions, will exhibit several products of special interest to producers of sports programming:

  • The XF205 professional HD camcorder, featuring a built-in wide-angle 20X Canon optical zoom lens for a 26.8–576 mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range; Canon five-axis dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilization; three memory-card slots; and support of both the MXF and MP4 recording formats. It also features both an Ethernet LAN terminal and dual-band WiFi for browser preview during shoots and FTP transfers.
  • 4K and HD broadcast lenses, designed for cameras with ⅔-in. imagers. With a multitude of options for portable and long-zoom field use, these lenses can be used for 4K acquisition or in an HDTV broadcast.
  • Canon Cinema EOS line of cameras and lenses. Cinema EOS cameras are available in EF lens-mount versions, enabling them to be used with the more than 70 EF-Series lenses. The EOS 300 Mark II 4K camera (outfitted with Canon 4K zoom lenses) has been systemized for major sports coverage because it can capture highly detailed wide-angle 4K shots that can be digitally zoomed and integrated into HDTV sports telecasts.

Canon will also showcase other professional, HD imaging equipment for television production, video-content creation, and still photography.

An industry leader in closed-captioning and subtitling systems for sports venues and broadcasters, EEG enables you to reach all your fans. Its award-winning iCap cloud powers everything from in-house IPTV channels, scoreboard displays, and handheld devices to production trucks and television networks. With iCap, applications have 24/7 connectivity to thousands of professional iCap-certified captioners across North America — seamlessly delivering captions into your video production. All workflows are supported, including IP video, integrated playout, web streaming, and SDI. Visit EEG during the show and learn more about connecting to the iCap network. For further information on captioning best practices, attend the panel titled Closed Captioning: Legal Ramifications and Execution on June 3 at 10:30 a.m. The workshop will feature EEG VP of Product Development Bill McLaughlin and other industry experts, who will provide valuable advice for implementing a reliable and compliant system.

FX Design Group
An Emmy Award-winning design company, FX Design Group delivers broadcast-environment projects worldwide for news, talk shows, and lifestyle, sports, and entertainment programming. The company will showcase its latest ALPHA DESK design and cutting-edge AR/VR graphic elements that should be in every sports production’s toolbox.

ALPHA DESK, an anchor/reporter venue, features convenient, portable design. Whether on the field, outside the venue, or perched above the event, it offers the ability to use an entire venue as a set, quickly and easily. FX Design Group will explain how customers can get their own custom-branded ALPHA DESK.

FX gives clients access to a large complement of services — set design, virtual design, motion-graphics design and branding, fabrication, installation — and lighting design and gear from one source. The FX collaborative process focuses on creative synergy, versatility, and logistical efficiency to maximize clients’ budgets, aesthetics, and functionality.

JVC’s GY-HM200SP sports-production camera is an innovative, affordable solution that produces professional-quality coverage of sports events, complete with score overlay and game clock without requiring an external switcher or CG.

Among the advanced professional features for extensive customization, the camera’s Full Auto Mode and one-button streaming make it easy for any camera operator to use. It’s a complete sports production system in a compact, affordable camcorder package.

LTN Global Communications
LTN has revolutionized the video-transport industry with an innovative, IP-based live-video–delivery service that meets or exceeds broadcast-quality standards. LTN’s service has been widely adopted by major broadcasters, media companies, content creators, and owners. Its patented technology was designed to combine the reach and flexibility of the internet with the quality and reliability of a private network. The network enables live-video delivery with consistent low delay and high quality, with 99.999% reliability, on a global scale.

LTN will showcase its fully managed Global IP transmission service for broadcasting sports events live using an existing LTN connection installed at your college venue, as well as its new LTN Digital subsidiary and partnership with LiveU.

Panasonic will showcase its newest technology and demonstrate these innovative products:

  • AK-UC3000, a ⅔-in. UHD studio camera that outputs a UHD signal and simultaneously delivers superb HD picture quality. The UC3000’s B4 mount accommodates the gamut of existing ⅔-in. lenses to maximize the customer’s return on investment in existing lenses and allows a wider and more economical choice of glass for sports.
  • VariCam LT, a lighter, more compact, more affordable 4K Super 35mm cinema camera suited to Steadicam, jib, crane, drone, gimbal, and handheld work.
  • AG-DVX200, the world’s first 4/3-in. large-format 4K integrated camcorder, with 13X Leica DICOMAR lens for shallow depth-of-field focus.
  • BT-LH310, a 31-in. 4096×2160-resolution LCD monitor that delivers unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring for use in the field, in an edit room, or on set.

Quantum will showcase its latest innovations that help sports customers “power what’s next” and meet ever increasing production challenges: more higher-resolution content, more cameras, more content reuse, and more platforms for delivery.

With its converged architecture, Quantum’s award-winning Xcellis workflow storage offers built-in NAS capabilities that allow content to be shared between IP and Fibre Channel SAN clients, and its tighter storage footprint allows customers to start smaller and scale smoothly and indefinitely. For even greater convergence, Xcellis can reduce cost and space requirements by running embedded applications in a hypervisor on its workflow director: media-asset management, transcode, render, production automation, and more.

To streamline monetization and delivery, Quantum now offers partner integrations for Lattus that enable transcode and delivery directly from object storage-based content libraries without restoring to online storage first. And, for Avid users, Quantum offers archive integration with Avid Interplay MAM, enabling policy-based migration to the full range of StorNext archive-storage options.

Ross Video
Ross will be showing its end-to-end production workflows for both collegiate broadcasting and venue productions. For broadcasting, the company will demonstrate the unmatched integration between the XPression real-time graphics engine and the powerful Carbonite production switcher, which allows insert graphics, transition effects, and scorebug to be controlled frame-accurately using a single channel of graphics paired with a single keyer on a switcher. Complementing that workflow is the Datalinq server to bind data for scoring, matchups, statistics, and social media moderated by the Inception Live event and social-media platform.

With the addition of the new award winning XPression Tessera software, this technology can be used for main and fascia LED displays to drive real-time graphics and video clips across multiple region-mapped XPression engines pixel- and frame-accurately.

All of this power can be harnessed by Ross’s intuitive and flexible DashBoard control system.

Ross specialists in collegiate broadcasting and venue production will be on hand to help you solve your creative, business, and technical challenges.

For Part 1 of the SVG College Sports Technology Showcase Preview, CLICK HERE.

For Part 2 of the SVG College Sports Technology Showcase Preview, CLICK HERE.

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