Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
IBIS launches ServerLoad for sports broadcasters
IBIS has redesigned its ServerLoad Sport to produce ServerLoad Sport Highlighter, a new application with enhanced features and flexibility for sports broadcasting.
The screen layout can be configured for either single widescreen or dual standard displays with thumbnails. Six individual video windows show each incoming feed, providing a choice of viewing from multiple angles. Beneath each video window, a metadata panel permits the operator to title the recording and identify the sport. Recording can be started manually, or events may be scheduled to automatically record within a 72-hour window.
Once recording is underway, the operator can click and drag the chosen video to the edit channel, where in and out points can be marked using pre-programmed hot-keys. Pre-programmed hot-keys are also available for sport-specific metadata descriptions, and are user-programmable from the system set-up page.
As each clip is dragged to the edit channel, the sport identifier field automatically re-programs the hot-keys with the appropriate labels for that sport. Selected highlights may be saved as individual clips for later editing or may be joined together and saved as a sequence (cuts-only).
An archive module is also available to provide a simple method for laying desired material off to tape, or transferring files over a network to an archive device. Simple management tools are provided to allow deletion of material no longer needed or protection of material to be kept on-line.
For more information, visit www.ibistv.co.uk.
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