Chyron Rolls Out Paint 9.0; Hires Hayes Stamper as Product Marketing Manager
Chyron has released Paint 9.0, a major new release of the company’s popular sports-agnostic, illustrated replay-and-analytical commentary software that leverages XML data. In addition, the company has added Hayes Stamper to its marketing team.
This release offers greater efficiency and ease of use with a newly redesigned user interface (UI), automated player tracking, and automated content creation tools. Paint 9 empowers commentators to present fans with richer visuals and deeper analysis more quickly and easily.
“In addition to the significant benefits offered by Paint 9 today, this iteration provides a firm foundation for future integration with industry-leading video and tracking technologies,” says Marek Fort, chief technology architect at Chyron.
For telestration, updates to Paint with version 9 bring added speed to the creation of high-quality visuals, giving users the ability to offer fans a winning, near-live experience. Additionally, Paint’s state-of-the-art visualization and newly redesigned formation tool give commentators and analysts the power to illustrate and enrich stories beyond the replay, with virtual lineups and plays.
Behind the scenes, users will appreciate the newly redesigned UI with a more polished look and feel. Individual tools within the software have likewise been updated with an aesthetic that invites and facilitates user interaction. Seasoned users of Paint will appreciate the newly enhanced timeline with greater control over adding, selecting, deleting, and rendering priority of tracks in the timeline, as well as snap-to-playhead to set in and out points.
“The rich feature set of Paint 9 is exciting because sports fans expect compelling, engaging information in real time. Paint 9 really delivers with more video content, more storytelling, and more data, allowing commentators to craft stories around games, teams, and even individual players,” says Mathieu Yerle, senior vice president of strategy and product at Chyron. “They will have everything they need to take analysis and storytelling to the next level. Our goal is to give sports commentators — at any level and for any sport — the freedom to tell any story they wish, without limitations.”
Stamper brings a wealth of industry and marketing experience to the Chyron team, having worked previously in high-profile positions serving broadcast technology. He will focus primarily on products for the broadcast news vertical, including CAMIO, Chyron’s MOS integration offering; AXIS, an order management system for maps, charts, financial quotes, and composite imagery; and Chyron’s myriad graphics offerings.
“Messaging and content that are truly useful and authentic are an important part of our culture here at Chyron, where we aim to meet the needs of our customers with every interaction,” says Carol Bettencourt, vice president of marketing at Chyron. “Hayes has been involved with MOS workflows since their inception almost 20 years ago, and he understands the news broadcast space very well. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”
The name Chyron has long been associated with innovation in live-to-air graphics. Continuing this culture of innovation, the company is currently pioneering new platform-based offerings with comprehensive production functionality, leveraging cloud workflows and OpEx purchasing models to offer clients flexible, scalable options to deploy the tools they need, when and where they are needed.
“In the past 15 years, we have seen the industry transition from analog to digital, adapt to MOS workflows, and move from SD to HD and UHD content,” states Stamper. “We want to help our customers continue to evolve their technology stack. Chyron’s latest innovations bring new opportunities to our existing customers for OTT, disaster recovery, and additional on-air content delivery. They also offer the potential for new customers in growing verticals such as houses of worship, eSports, and corporations to achieve broadcast-grade live production. Our marketing efforts will be geared primarily towards helping and educating customers, rather than merely selling to them.”