Vizrt Provides Live Graphics for BBCs Summer Games Coverage

Date: 19/07/2012
Vizrt Provides Live Graphics for BBCs Summer Games Coverage

Vizrt will supply BBC Sport with their HD graphics engines to deliver the broadcasters live television graphics for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Working in conjunction with Vizrt are two London-based graphics providers Mammoth Graphics and deltatre. The two firms will use their Vizrt expertise to design, operate and manage the delivery of the live HD graphics operation, which will be based within the broadcasters studio at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in London.

The graphics suite will be equipped with 12 Viz Trio character generator (CG) systems, with each of six Trio live graphics systems paired with six Viz Engine HD/SD rendering systems for realtime compositing of HD video and graphics.

Two Trio/Engine combinations will be dedicated to graphics creation for BBC-1, while two more combos will support different events being carried on BBC-3, a channel targeted to a relatively younger demographic. The remaining two Trio/Engine combos will serve as spares for failsafe redundancy. All of the Vizrt systems will have access to all live video feeds coming into the IBC from all the venues, and many live graphics will integrate live video.

All graphics and templates will have a unique BBC style created in advance using Viz Artist design software including full-screens, lower thirds, and side panels, as well as a visually riveting 3D medals table that illustrates the medals count by nation, said Phil Long, managing director of Mammoth Graphics. Most of the graphics for nearly three dozen sportsroughly 2,500 eventswill be live and coming from the Vizrt boxes.

Long agrees that a key strength of the Vizrt graphics platform for high-profile events like the London Summer Games is the ability to customize it to support specific applications. For example, Mammoth Graphics collaborated with another live graphics vendor, Kenziko, to create a bespoke device called KineTrak, which will debut on the London Summer Games. KineTrak detects and interprets human movements to allow on-camera presenters to control and manipulate the presentation of live graphics.

Were pleased that Mammoth Graphics and deltatre have expressed confidence in our live graphics workflow for the BBCs multichannel coverage of the Summer Games, said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. We take pride in providing a powerful, integrated live graphics workflow that meets whatever graphics needs sport producers and broadcasters may have when covering such demanding live events. We cant wait to see the graphics innovations they bring to the coverage of the Games.

www.vizrt.com



Tags: Vizrt | graphics | live graphics | HD | live television | BBC | Summer Games | London 2012
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Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will highlight its ultra-robust, third-generation ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico, February 20-21).

Tags: Piracy | anti-piracy | Mexico | cotent security | security
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VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing Posted: 13/02/2019
VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that Bryan Reksten has joined the company as vice president of marketing. With over 20 years of marketing experience in the technology industry, Reksten will oversee and broaden VITEC's market presence.
Tags: VITEC | Bryan Reksten | New VP of Marketing | Mark D\'Addio
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IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 13/02/2019
IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019
IHSE brings TRUE KVM workstation management solutions to CABSAT 2019 with the latest HDMI 2.0 extenders for 4K video and USB keyboard and mouse extension over fiber or Cat-X connections. Based on the highly efficient Fraunhofer IIS Lici® codec, these new extenders enable picture-perfect transmission of video sources with resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 hertz and full color depth (10bit, 4:4:4). Offered in several module types, Draco vario Ultra includes features such as looping outputs and redundant ports for maximum efficiency whether used as point-to-point connections or integrated into IHSE’s high-performance KVM switch systems.
Tags: IHSE USA | CABSAT 2019 | Draco vario Ultra HDMI 2.0 Extender | Draco vario SDI Extender | Draco vario Remote IP CPU | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Cerberus on what is hot at BVE Posted: 13/02/2019
Cerberus on what and rsquo;s hot at BVE

Cerberus has today announced that it will be showcasing the real benefits that IP has to offer the broadcast industry on stand F46 at BVE, the UK’s leading broadcast, production and media tech event, on the 26-28 February.

Tags: Cerberus Tech | IP | BVE | Network 1 | distribution | LiveLink | hosted platforms | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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