VideoLines Mobile adds Fast Forward Video Omega HD for live sports recording

VideoLines Mobile, a provider of mobile TV broadcasting services with a focus on sports coverage, is producing slow-motion replays for its live sports telecasts with an Omega digital video recorder from Fast Forward Video onboard its new HD production vehicle.

VideoLines Mobile launched its HD production truck in response to its clients’ demand for high-quality HD production capabilities. The dual-disk Omega HD DVR works in conjunction with a Grass Valley Kayak switcher and Lance controller to synchronize a wide range of animated graphics for insertion into replay footage, including splash-and-trash effects and logo sweeps. Because one disk stores key signals and the other handles fill data, the DVR provides a clean transition for accessing the graphical components from the switcher and then inserting them into the replay video.

Since going online in January, VideoLines Mobile's new HD truck has covered several college basketball games as well as the opening ceremonies of the U.S. Winter Special Olympics.