In Broadcast - March 2014 - 20
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 29 - MARCH 2014
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ESPN3 Poker Uses Ventuz
GBR: SIS LIVE has reached a
four-year deal with Sky Sports
News for the provision of satellite
capacity for newsgathering.
The deal will deliver 73MHz of
capacity on the Eutelsat E16A
satellite for the Sky Sports and
Sky Sports News fleet of SNG
vehicles, which are also supplied
and operated by SIS LIVE.
Sky Sports will make use of this
satellite bandwidth for its live coverage
of weekend football matches.
SIS LIVE is able to provide full
resilience by using its two broadcast
teleport/MCR systems which offer
round the clock coverage.
he World Series of Poker
(WSOP) is one of the biggest
sports events for the international
broadcast market, with over two
million viewers tuning in to the
primetime broadcast on ESPN.
The Canadian agency Real
Time Graphics used Ventuz to
produce the show's on-air graphics
including player panels, hole cards,
community cards, full page leader
boards and lower third graphics.
RTG ﬁrst worked with the WSOP
in 2006 to create on-air graphics
for the ﬁrst ever live-to-air Pay-PerView broadcast of the Main Event
In 2011, the team began using
Ventuz to enhance their graphics
tools and speed of delivery.
"I am extremely pleased with how
Ventuz has provided us with a solid
foundation for rapid development
and integration of our on-air
graphics for our always demanding
live-to-air poker broadcasts," says
RTG's Project Manager, Kelly Lewis.
RTG's most recent innovation is
the CardTracker RFID playing card
TV Asahi OB
World Series of Poker graphics driven by Ventuz technology
tracking system. Each card of the
Poker deck contains an embedded
RFID chip. RTG's CardTracker scans
the cards and identiﬁes each card's
value by looking it up in a database.
The value is then automatically
transferred to RTG's PokerGFXTM
software, which interfaces with
Ventuz to populate the graphic
templates for the broadcast.
Using Ventuz on the production
of WSOP 2011, RTG was able
to implement the entire graphics
package into their existing game
play and statistics workﬂow in only
ten days prior to the event's airing,
inclusive of a three-day Ventuz
Orad Enhances MVP's Graphic Capabilities
rad has released the
latest version of its Emmy
Award Winning MVP, offering
greater performance and richer
Amongst the new features are
Run by Run (RBR) where only the
desired player continues to move
while the others in the frame are
frozen in place.
Also available with MVP 3.3 is the
new and improved iFly enhancement
with smooth camera movements
and fast clip creation, allowing
object tracking arrows and players'
highlights while virtually ﬂying from
one camera to another.
Other new graphic capabilities
include; 3D marker, multi marker,
3D counters, spins/rounds counters,
3D offside including a virtual offside
wall, and boxing dedicated graphics.
Enhancement clips helps the
talent to better tell the story and
therefore fast turnaround of a
clip is a key factor for successful
production. With MVP 3.3's new clip
preparation wizard, enhancements
such as iFly, Run
by Run, and
Eraser can be
the video feed,
New Marker Design with 3D look and a beam
JAP: TV Asahi, one of the country's
most popular stations, is currently
undertaking a reﬁt of its EX 402 audio
OB truck, including the installation
of a 48-fader Lawo mc256 console.
Two Lawo stageboxes, based
on the DALLIS I/O-system, will
be connected to the console
via MADI to provide the inputs
and outputs for the system.
The vehicle will primarily be used
for sports productions, including
baseball, soccer and ﬁgure skating.
USA: indiSYSTEM has announced
a line-up of titanium rigs.
The upgraded range features
1 5 m m a l l t i t a n i u m ro d s ,
handles and cross mounts.
The ULTRAcompact, Areeba,
Bulldog, and in-diRAILSpro
XVsm rigs are now titanium.
indiSYSTEM say that this exotic
metal has been much sought after
as it is resistant to chemicals and
heat and is as light as carbon ﬁbre,
yet stronger than steel.
DK Meter goes 'All In'
Every Feature in Every Meter
Audio Metering Suite, Loudness Logging, StarFish, Picture Preview,
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