Inaugural SVG Florida Event Goes Behind the Scenes at PGA TOUR Entertainment’s Production Facility

The inaugural SVG Florida event, the latest in SVG’s Regional Platinum Series, attracted more than 50 sports-video professionals to the World Golf Village in St. Augustine on Tuesday. The event offered a full tour and overview of PGA TOUR Entertainment’s state-of-the-art production facility, along with a networking lunch and evening reception.

svgfloridaAttendees included representatives from the City of Jacksonville’s Sports & Entertainment Office, College Football Hall of Fame, Florida State University, Full Sail University, Jacksonville Jaguars, LPGA, MLB Network, MLBAM, NASCAR Media Group, NBA Entertainment, NBC Sports, NHL, University of North Florida, University of Notre Dame, PGA TOUR Entertainment, WWE, Akamai, Calrec/DiGiCo, Elemental Technologies, Evertz, Grass Valley, Level 3 Communications/Century Link, Lyon Video.

PGA TOUR Entertainment Senior Director, Technical Operations, David Dukes and his staff led a tour of the entire facility: studios, control rooms, logging, archive/storage, edit rooms, audio suites, PGA TOUR Live’s offices, and more.

In addition, attendees were privy to an in-depth presentation on the organization’s recently launched Viz One media-asset–management (MAM) system by PGA TOUR Entertainment Director, MAM, Michael Raimondo. Migration to Viz One at the end of 2015 brought operations to a new level of performance.

The Viz Ardome system had been used since 2010 and played an important part in building out 60,000 hours of digitized material (28,000 hours is still to be digitized) comprising 70,000 videos with 5.3 million log entries courtesy of 63 data points, the majority of which are input via pushbuttons or drop-down menus to limit possible errors in spelling, etc. (numbers are from July 2016).

The tour and presentation were bookended by an opening lunch and closing reception at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.

svgflorida2The SVG Florida effort is aimed at bringing together one of sports-video production’s liveliest markets: the state of Florida. Like the other SVG Regional Platinum Series events, SVG Rocky Mountain and SVG West (with more to be announced this year), SVG Florida is focused on fostering communication, education, and networking among the regions’ broadcasters, pro franchises, universities, venues, and technology vendors. These events are open to all professionals from local pro teams, colleges, leagues, broadcasters, and others, as well as to SVG Platinum sponsors.

SVG’s next Regional Platinum Series event will take place in Colorado on March 21, when SVG Rocky Mountain takes over the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field. To register, e-mail Andrew Lippe ([email protected]) directly.

Check for information regarding future SVG Regional Platinum Series events, and please contact SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman ([email protected]) with any inquiries.

SVG Platinum sponsors can contact Rob Payne ([email protected]) and Andrew Gabel ([email protected]) for more information on how sponsors can attend.

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