Dartfish Video Apps Capture Sports, Help Athletes Train

Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome its newest sponsor, Dartfish. A corporate sponsor, the company develops video and video-enriched content applications for use in the workflow of professional communities. It empowers users to quickly capture video and provides graphics, text, voiceover, and frame selection to enrich video content to seamlessly display for their online audience.

“We are extremely proud to be associated with SVG as a sponsor,” says CEO Victor Bergonzoli. “Dartfish strives to associate itself with the best players in their respective domain, and SVG clearly fits in this category. Our goal is to educate sports-video professionals about what Dartfish offers to make their respective organizations successful.”

World famous for bringing Emmy Award-winning special effects to professional-sports broadcasting, Dartfish concentrated its expertise in video solutions for established elite coaches and athletes before popularizing its videocasting solution, Dartfish.tv. Its solutions have been chosen by more than 100,000 users worldwide, from major-league and college teams to youth coaches and athletes.

Dartfish.tv users access a variety of ways to easily, quickly, and efficiently publish and share videos online for a variety of uses, including video sharing, remote coaching/teaching/rehab, event organization, game exchange, and educational projects.

Dartfish at the Vancouver Games

At the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, broadcasters from around the world used the Dartfish StroMotion and SimulCam features to enhance production and provide advanced analysis for the worldwide viewing public.

In addition, two-thirds of the medals in Vancouver were won by athletes who incorporated Dartfish Solutions into their training routines. Long before arriving at the Winter Games, they used Dartfish to analyze performances and correct mistakes, to evaluate their opponents’ performances, and to increase their chances of taking home the coveted medals. Dartfish users from multiple countries won 162 (62% of the total) medals in Vancouver.

Dartfish Teams with Edge on Latest Tool for Baseball, Softball

Dartfish and Edge recently teamed-up to offer a new solution to the baseball and softball teams Worldwide. The new solution consists of a Microsoft Silverlight based web application where viewers can interactively search securely and privately through stats of any game published online. Once the selection is done, the video tab gives access to the playlist defined by the search. The system allows great flexibility and videos are dynamically and automatically displayed according to the viewer search.

“The interactivity is simply phenomenal, but moreover the ease of use makes it a very attractive solution to Major League, College and High School teams alike” says Bergonzoli.

A key to the end viewing platform, is the creation process, where everything starts by simply charting key actions during the Game, using the Edge software, then merging the data created with the video feed captures (as many views as needed) and then uploading it to www.dartfish.tv. The data is automatically uploaded to the Edge platform, thus allowing a complete new experience. The full process is done within 15 minutes at the end of each Game.

“We’re excited to be working with coaches to bring their game clips to the web,” says Jeff Steinberg, founder and CEO of Edge. “By partnering with Dartfish, a long time leader in video technology, we’re able to combine a team’s stats with its video to save coaches precious time. The combination lets both coaches and players share the right clips – from anywhere and at anytime.” ”

A demonstration of the solution can be found at here.

For more information on Dartfish, visit dartfish.com/en/index.htm.

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