CloseVU brings big plays to the small screen

CloseVU, an Israel-based provider of mobile sports content, will showcase CloseVU Producer at NAB2007.

CloseVU Producer takes fast-action video such as sports programs and applies video processing algorithms and motion tracking techniques to display sharp close-ups on mobile devices. It works with both SD and HD media.

Sports video is usually produced for the wide/big screen. It can be hard to keep track of the action (or the player or ball) and the large-scale format doesn't translate well to handsets. The action often gets lost in the small viewing area of most cell phones and PDAs.

The CloseVU Producer, with its smart zoom features, solves the problem. The resulting video is properly scaled, zoomed and focused on the critical action — the ball, the athlete, the hit. The viewer gets an up-close and personal viewing experience of all the action.

CloseVU will be part of the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference. Conference attendees can see the CloseVU presentation, "The Money Shot," at the Broadcast Engineering Conference on Wednesday, April 18.

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