3D sport analysis


Various broadcasters around the globe recently utilised 3D sport analysis software from LiberoVision, a Vizrt company, to break down the key moments of the Euro 2012 championship.

Broadcast networks that used Libero Highlight were ZDF Germany, TV2 Denmark, TV2 Norway, Globosat Brazil, Medcom Panama, TSN Canada and TVP Poland. During their live coverage, these broadcasters used LiberoVision’s powerful 3D virtual replay system.

Utilising live camera signals and video clips captured by the various video server systems, Libero Highlight’s interactive toolbox lets sports commentators replay the action and apply 3D effects and telestration.

Initiated by a 3D camera flight, this exclusive image processing technology takes the viewers to vantage points that cameras never captured, such as a referee or linesmen view, on the goal line, or from a bird’s eye perspective.

New features in Libero Highlight 5.0, released on 1 June, include: Virtual run, which visualises where and how one player may run in a given play while the remainder of the players are held in a freeze frame; Panorama Stitch, which brings all parts of a stadium together for a full, panoramic, 3D stadium virtual view; Vizrt export to design customised graphics and interactively playout clips via Sports Hub; 3D Offside Blade for a clearer separation of offside players; Greyboard to highlight selected players in a vivid colour on top of a greyed field; iPad control of the Libero Telestrator; editable graphics playlist to quickly post process clips; Faster operation and enhanced annotation features.

The new features are also available for American football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, rugby, and handball. The upcoming Highlight 5.1 will incorporate volleyball and beach volleyball.

Screen Africa magazine – July 2012


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