Ole Miss Installs Abekas Mira Instant Replay Server
The University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Sports Productions has installed an eight-channel Mira Instant Replay server with two Mira Control Surfaces. The dual-user system entertains Ole Miss Rebels fans on the digital scoreboard at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on campus.
Freelance operators are contracted to operate their new eight-channel Mira Instant Replay server. Dual Mira Control Surface control panels allow the Ole Miss crew to configure the Mira in ISO5 mode. This lets one operator control five cameras with one output channel, while a second operator employs two channels to create playlists, interstitials and bumpers. This dramatically increases the number of replays shown to fans over the previous system. Mira also delivers a scoring drive summary, quarter and halftime highlight packages, and other promotions throughout the game.
“There is so much to like about the Mira system,” says Micah Ginn, Director of Creative Services, Ole Miss Sports Productions. “The price point, ease-of-use, in-game flexibility with our replay and highlight builds, it’s just an excellent product. Mira has streamlined so much of what we want to accomplish both during, and immediately after, a live event. With the SEC Network swiftly approaching, the build-out of a second control room is looming. There’s no question we’ll be using Mira in any future control room environment we construct,” adds Ginn.
One of the key features of Mira that Ole Miss Sports Productions plans to use extensively is the workflow with NLEs. The ability after games to melt all the clips, together with four-channels of audio, into the NLE allows the editor to start producing highlight packages and their weekly TV show far earlier and eliminates the need to search through hours of content to find the big plays.
“As more and more college teams rely on Mira Instant Replay to capture the action on game day, we continue to add functionality to deliver even more value for money,” says Junaid Sheikh, CEO of Abekas. “Our customers tell us we have struck the right balance of sophisticated, feature-rich functionality with unmatched user-friendly operation.”