e-mediavision.com showcased the newest version of its POINT-HD system at IBC 2005. POINT-HD was introduced earlier this year at NAB 2005. POINT is an industry leading presentation and broadcast graphics system. It now features an HD version, which provides SD and HD-SDI functionality from a single system.
The new version of POINT-HD incorporates Nitro-Pfx full 3D graphics and animation tools, and will preview the POINT-2Key tool, which allows graphics to be placed onto the actual pitch surface. With the new Nitro-Pfx 3D graphics and the combination of POINT-2Key tool, presenters and journalists can now comment and annotate with graphics which are drawn onto the play sports surface, the graphics appear under players on the filed and provides a more realistic viewer experience.
POINT is a touch screen system that allows operators to draw onto a TV picture in real time, giving immediacy and extra content to any broadcast. Applications include sports, news, weather, conferences, training, and corporate presentations. POINT is ideally suited to live productions due to its ease of operation. The control surface is a touch sensitive LCD (or Plasma for in-shot use) screen or Holo Screen with a simple graphical interface allowing fast and error free operation.
In a live situation waiting for things to happen is not an option, so the tools in POINT operate instantly, enabling the operator to concentrate on the commentary or presentation. The touch screen allows the user to instantly draw freehand, place animated arrows, and even recall previously saved graphics and animations. It is easy to freehand draw by simply touching and moving a finger across the screen. Scalable arrows can be dragged and curved in real time with two or more touches.
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