Recent Sports Content

Today’s sports graphics include a range of statistics and analysis, like activity heatmaps (pictured), team line ups and many other things.

Data-Driven Sports Graphics Tell A Better StoryJune 15th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Once relegated to lower-thirds and corner score bugs, today’s sports graphics are now used for a lot more than just reporting the score, they are helping tell the story of the game in highly creative ways. In fact, many sports outlets, in an effort to distinguish themselves from the pack, are taking their cues from online video gaming, augmented reality and Hollywood-style volumetric video capture (VVC) to create graphic looks that draw the viewer into the program or game coverage, making it a more immersive experience that builds viewer loyalty and keeps them coming back.

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Look Like A Million For LessJune 13th 2022 - 09:30 AM

Every TV viewer compares live content with what they regularly see on TV, with multimillion-dollar talent with more multimillions in technical equipment and support.

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Working Smarter End-to-EndJune 6th 2022 - 09:30 AM

As an industry, the need to work smarter has long been a talking point, however, trying to keep content flowing during a global pandemic accelerated and accentuated this need. Broadcasters now understand the value of enabling production, playout, and creative staff to work from any location, and they see the clear benefits of evolving workflows to create content or playout/deliver that content to viewers in smarter, more efficient ways.

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Virtual production was everywhere at NAB. Kicking things off, Mark Roberts Motion Control staged a demo at the main entrance to the LVCC.

At 2022 NAB Show Industry Demos Value Of 8K ProductionMay 10th 2022 - 09:00 AM

It was in December 2018, during the Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, that national broadcaster NHK began testing what it called its “Super Hi-Vision” 8K system, broadcasting images via satellite at up to 16x greater than that of HD—with a complementary 22.2-channel audio scheme. At the time NHK, working with Hitachi, developed its own 8K camera system and was (and still is) broadcasting 8K in frame rates of 59.94, 60 and 120P.

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NAB Show exhibits always impress visitors, starting in the LVCC lobby. Photo courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 2May 2nd 2022 - 09:00 AM

With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.

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NAB exhibits opened at 10 a.m. on Sunday. It wasn’t the usual heathy 100,000+ crowd, but it was an excited and healthy 52,000. Courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 1April 29th 2022 - 12:30 PM

Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.

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Data-Enabled Decision MakingApril 18th 2022 - 09:30 AM

Today’s media systems are comprised of countless moving parts. Whether it’s live production, playout, traditional delivery, or OTT distribution. Today’s infrastructures are more complex and sophisticated than ever due to multiple formats and transport protocols, the migration to IP and the emergence of pure software-based systems.

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Understanding XRApril 11th 2022 - 09:30 AM

Although virtual sets and even Augmented Reality (AR) have been around for decades now, the concept has evolved with the arrival of new display technologies like LED videowalls, which provide alternatives to traditional chroma keying.

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