Fox Sports’ NFL Coverage Goes 4K With EVS
XT3 delivers 4K ingest, replays, zooming and playout
FAIRFIELD, N.J.— Fox Sports has deployed EVS’ 4K XT3 server with Epsio Zoom for its live
coverage of the National Football League’s 2013-2014 season. Its 4K ‘Super
Zoom’ workflow is enabling Fox Sports to zoom in on key replays to give viewers
clearer close-ups of content such as controversial calls.
The system was
supplied by Video Equipment Rentals, which added the 4K capabilities to one of
its existing EVS XT3 servers.
“With EVS’ 4K
server, we can take advantage of the higher resolution of 4K to give viewers
clearer and highly detailed close-ups of the action,” said Jerry Steinberg,
senior vice president, technical operations, Fox Sports. “We also used the 4K
XT3 and Epsio Zoom for our recent coverage of the World Series.”
For its NFL
coverage, Fox Sports has deployed 11 EVS XT series servers, three IPDirector media
production management suites, two XFile stations for archiving and restoring,
and an XTAccess gateway.
The 4K XT3
server manages ingest and live replays of live 4K camera feeds. Existing XT3
customers are able to migrate to 4K with a nominal upgrade to their systems and
an identical user interface to the original. The 4K XT3 integrates with Epsio
Zoom for 4K zooming, enabling customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K
frames to HD in real time.