Mobile TV Group Adds FOR-A Telestrators For Sports

Colorado-based OB provider Mobile TV Group has bought four FVW-700 telestrators for production on NBA, NHL, and MLB coverage.

“Telestrators are an important part of live sports coverage” explained Nick Garvin, COO of Mobile TV Group. “We’ve been standardizing with FOR-A telestrators in our mobile units for years because they are reliable and easy to use.”

FOR-A has been making telestrators for decades, and the FVW-700 has become an industry standard for production trucks over the past few years,” said David Morris, FOR-A western regional sales manager. “Live sports production schedules are starting to return to pre-COVID levels. The FVW-700 helps Mobile TV Group deliver more engaging sports content reliably and affordably.”

The FVW-700 is available in three configurations including 4K, HDMI, and all-in-one models. Users can draw freehand, as well as straight lines and graphic shapes, using a variety of lines, thickness, edge width, and colors. Numbers, still images, highlights, and animations can also be placed over video. Other tools include automatic freehand formation, which uses a noise reduction algorithm to allow sharp angles as well as shaped smooth objects, and edge joining, which uses an edge-rendering algorithm that recognizes edges of lines drawn as outlines of a larger shape and joins them. 

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