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Second Screens To Revolutionise Sport

Ultra HD and second screening will soon become staples of how we experience live sports...
By Adrian Pennington
Contributing Editor

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ports broadcasts will take
another leap forward with
the next round of international
extravaganzas beginning next year.
To an extent the technology
involved in the two main drivers
are at extremes to each other. On
the one hand there is the need by
broadcasters to feed consumer
expectations, in a post-2012
Olympics world, to view even
more action live and on-demand
on their mobile devices. Second
screening heralds potentially the
most revolutionary change in
sports coverage since multi-camera
broadcasts, since it promises to
break the directed, single view of
a game into individual experiences
- but also new communal ones, as
we shall see.
Then there is Ultra HD, which
certain pay TV operators seem eager
to get to air and for which sports
is considered the key genre with
which to attract subscribers to a
new premium service.
Russia will be first out of the
blocks when NTV+ airs 4K coverage
of the Sochi winter games in March.

The transmission would go to public
viewing areas and cinemas. Similar
distribution is likely for the World
Cup in Brazil unless FIFA can
persuade rights holders like ESPN
to take a 4K feed (unlikely given
the cost of transmission and the
lack of Ultra HD-ready set top boxes
in the market).
That said, Sony Professional's
E u ro p e a n C h i e f K a t s u n o r i
Yamanouchi asserted at IBC that,
"4K is not just ready to be deployed,
it is actually happening."
As far as production goes,
Sony and FIFA have exhibited a
workable model based on Sony
F55 cameras, originally intended
for cinematography. Current live
HD OBs use three 2/3 inch sensor
cameras, but achieving 4K using
the same design means a reduction
in light hitting the sensor. A larger
sensor (Sony has devised a lens
adaptor to make the F55 suitable for
broadcast lenses) can create depth
of field issues not familiar to camera
operators or the viewing public.
"The 4K cameras that are out
there tend to be single sensor

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which, if you are doing production
one camera at a time, is fine for 4K
workflow," says Grass Valley's Matt
Allard, VP Marketing Operations.
"But for live multi-camera work these
cameras have limitations in focal
range and depth of field. We are
investigating to see what could work
in practice. We need a solution that
truly matches requirements."
Sony's Strategic Marketing
Manager, Live Production, Claus
Pfeiffer insists: "The shallow depth
of field of the F55 makes it great for
use in cinematography one day and
on 4K sports the next."
To round-out current gaps in the
4K multi-camera workflow, Sony
has introduced the PWS-440 4K
server making it possible to record
ISO feeds in 4K and to create slow
motion and highlight editing also in
4K. Telestration, HD cut-outs from
4K images and picture stitching can
also be accomplished to polish HD
live coverage today, it's argued. The
unit supports four 4K inputs and
contains up to five hours record time

and is a direct competitor to EVS -
according to Sony.
Sony's switcher onboards a new
upconversion processor to upres
Sony HDC-2500s to 4K. The same
technology may make it possible to
upscale HD from specialist aerial or
rail cameras for integration into a
live 4K workflow.
Outside of Sony, new 4K kit which
may equip new outside broadcast
trucks includes: A 4K version of EVS'
XT3 production server, enabling
instant delivery of multicam footage
to second screens and live slow
motion in Ultra HD, as well as greater
flexibility for HD workflows.
The only 4K hi-speed broadcast
camera is the Phantom Flex
which records 4K at 1000fps.
Sports specific solutions are in
development with the I-Movix
system now featuring a d-flicker
function for automatic flicker-free
ultra-slowed down action on it X10
and X10+ Sprintcam units which
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InMedia: Pixitmedia – More Partner Than Supplier
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