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Orad Pivot with the Playmaker

March 16th, 2015 Posted in News Roundup By Fergal Ringrose

Orad provides a complete tool kit to address the different aspects of live sports events, including sports enhancement graphics, virtual advertising, slow motion replay servers and more. The Playmaker, Orad’s next generation sports replay server, provides up to eight I/O channels of high quality ingest in multiple video formats, with synchronised slow motion replay, and powerful yet simple editing tools.

PlayMaker features a studio mode, a dedicated workflow for highlight editing of multiple playlists from various incoming feeds, and FlexFX for real-time video effects and 3D graphic transitions for sports highlights, integrated into PlayMaker’s workflow from within the compact 3U chassis.

An additional tool that complements PlayMaker in sports productions is Pivot, a Windows based controller that can be used by the slow motion operator or by a production assistance to generate clips, playlists, transfer content between servers, and so on.

To graphically enhance the sports broadcast, Orad presents its Emmy Award-winning MVP for fast preparation of captivating sports highlight clips that better visualise critical plays, the flow of the game, and post-game analysis. New enhancements include Run by Run, where only the chosen player continues to move while the other players are frozen in place, iFly with tracked flying cameras allowing object tracking arrows and players’ highlights while the cameras move, new graphic effects and more.

Orad’s expertise in graphics allows for powerful sports graphics integrated with statistic collection systems and databases, allowing the operator to take to air the most updated information in a fraction of a second. The sports graphics integrate with real time player tracking applications and visualises the collected data such as distance covered and ‘heat maps’ for exciting sports coverage.