RT Software Standardizes On AJA I/O For Graphics Playout

AJA Corvid and KONA products have become RT Software’s go-to technology to drive AR graphics and 4K telestrations for coverage of several major sporting events including Wimbledon.

Audiences expect high quality visuals across broadcast and OTT content whether tuning into the local news or catching a football match on a mobile phone, and the bar continues to rise as augmented reality (AR) becomes more widely used to visualize information like weather patterns, and athletic performance. RT Software says it helps broadcasters meet these expectations with tools for creating and delivering dynamic, interactive graphics. Since flexible video and audio I/O is a must for these visuals, it further says it relies on AJA gear.

For BBC Studio’s Wimbledon coverage earlier this summer, three of RT Software’s 3d-Live engines, each supported by an AJA Corvid 88 high density I/O card, enabled graphics templates created in RT Software’s Edit-3d to be rendered and composited live onto the broadcast feed. Graphics operators were able to call up and display individual graphics on demand, augmenting the viewing experience for tennis fans.

In addition to 3d-Live, a number of other RT Software solutions rely on AJA solutions for capture/playback such as the Swift Overlay Graphic Editor, which includes a Corvid or KONA card depending on the exact video I/O requirements. RT Software’s Tactic family of telestration tools for broadcasters also relies on AJA I/O cards, supporting any broadcast format, up to and including 4K/UltraHD for simultaneous playback/recording.

“AJA technology brings affordable, portable and reliable capture and playout functionality to our solutions and is backed by an incredible reputation for reliability and support, which gives our customers peace of mind in the field, especially when working on high profile events like Wimbledon,” testifies Mike Fredriksen, Commercial Director of RT Software. 

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