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10.25.2002
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Fox Sports deploys Omega DVRs for quick-reaction NFL coverage

FOX Sports has installed Fast Forward Video Omega Deck digital video recorders (DVRs) in six mobile production units for its coverage of Sunday NFL games this season.



The Omega DVR features the familiar controls, inputs, and outputs of standard analog tape decks while providing clean digital video images, networking and a variety of playback functions.

A pair of Omega Decks installed within each truck provides the network’s technical directors with four channels of playout for graphics and animations, promos, replays, wipes and transitions.

The Omega DVR features the familiar controls, inputs, and outputs of standard analog tape decks while providing clean digital video images, networking and a variety of playback functions. It includes a LCD touch-screen menu and front-panel control over compression levels, several recording options, playback looping, genlock timing, and playlist creation, as well as dynamic tracking, slow motion, instant cueing, and jog/shuttle functions.

The unit also includes component and composite video input/output, switchable component and RGB outputs for NTSC and PAL, Motion-JPEG compression ratios as low as 2:1, and data storage in the 4:2:2 serial digital format. RS-422 machine control on Sony/SMPTE protocol with Odetics Broadcast extensions, as well as SMPTE/EBU longitudinal time code (LTC) is standard.

For more information visit www.ffv.com.

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