NAB 2012: Orad Highlights Sports Solutions

Orad will showcase several products for the sports industry, including its PlayMaker slow-motion replay server. PlayMaker provides up to 8 I/O channels of high quality ingest in multiple video formats, with synchronized slow motion replay, and powerful yet simple editing tools. New features include events tagging and support for Avid’s DNxHD codec.

In addition to its 60 hours of HD (100mbps) recording, PlayMaker now offers a cyclic recording mode, enabling ongoing recordings. Each clipped item is automatically protected, while the parts which are not required are overwritten automatically.

FDL – Sensor free first down line system
FDL graphic enhancement package turns any football broadcast into an exciting viewer experience. It provides dynamic first down lines, game enhancement tools, advanced sponsorship options, state of the art technology, and simple operation.

ADVision – Virtual sport advertising
ADVision turns sports events into advertising media platforms able to generate new revenue streams. Based on patented image analysis camera tracking, ADVision allows real-time insertion of virtual ads in any type of sport, eliminating the need for camera sensors. With the embedded clip player option, broadcasters can play tied to the field full motion videos and animated clips.

MVP – Sports enhancements
Emmy Award-winning MVP provides fast preparation of captivating sports highlight clips to better visualize critical plays, the flow of the game, and post-game analysis. New enhancement features include virtual camera flights between two real cameras, viewing a play as it is drawn on the coach’s drawing board comparing the position and technique of individual athletes, drawing a specific player in color on top of a black and white background, breaking down a play into a sequence of frames to better analyze the player’s movements, and more.

PowerPlay – Fast turnaround workflow
PowerPlay is a turnkey solution that manages live sports productions from ingest, through instant highlight editing, to dedicated sports media asset management in a postproduction environment. PowerPlay is designed to provide a complete solution for large scale sporting events, focusing on fast turnaround and advanced data management tools.

TrackVision – Sensor free football enhancements
Relying on Orad’s tracking technology to superimpose virtual graphics over the playing field, TrackVision provides powerful dynamic offside lines, speed of ball, 9 meter distance indicator, advanced sponsorship options and more, with using either static or animated drawings.

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