Recent Posts by David Fox

Sony’s Ohnishi discusses 4K and 8K IP OBs, interop and remote production

“One of the main challenges that we face in the uptake of IP live is interoperability,” which is why Sony has taken a completely open approach and has joined the AMWA’s advanced Networked Media Incubator project, Toshihiko Ohnishi, deputy president, of Sony’s Professional Solutions and Services Group, told SVG Europe. “We want to go beyond […]  More

Sony opens IP Live Studio: “An opportunity to test” says Toshihiko Ohnishi

Sony is opening a new dedicated IP Live Studio, which will be used for training and interoperability testing, as part of its Digital Motion Picture Centre Europe (DMPCE) at Pinewood Film Studios. The IP Studio has been set up with products from some of the 50 manufacturers that have joined Sony’s IP Live Alliance, who will […]  More

Remote production, UHD, cricket and rowing on the MPS agenda

Remote production is coming, but is not necessarily welcome, according to a panel on ‘Sport: Live Production’ at last week’s inaugural Media Production Show in London. “It’s probably inevitable in a lot of ways, whenever we think it will come, because it will be cheaper and more efficient,” said Andrew Preece, Executive Director, Sunset + […]  More

SportTech 2016: Best practice in live event graphics

Graphics are integral to live sports broadcasts, but how best do we get the information across, especially as there is so much more of it, with more data from player tracking and other technologies? One of the sessions at SportTech 2016 in Dublin examined Best Practice in Live Event Graphics. “We work with a vast […]  More

SportTech 2016: Virtual graphics, player tracking and the power of Big Data

“There is an obvious hunger among viewers and sports fans for more data and more analysis,” Oliver Parker, Regional Sales Manager, ChyronHego said at the recent SportTech 2016 in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. “We’ve seen that with the success of Gary Neville on Monday Night Football. People watching sport at home want more information and more […]  More

FA Cup Final: Tracab Optical Tracking drives experimental robotic cameras

BT Sport’s coverage of the FA Cup Final on Saturday involved a trial of compact, robotic cameras driven by ChyronHego’s Tracab optical tracking data. There were four cameras used: two high on the lighting gantry, one offering a super-wide view, the other offering a tighter angle; two more on the camera gantry, following individual players, […]  More

Blurred lines: The convergence of broadcast and digital inside the NFL

Changes in the way viewers are consuming sports will have a profound affect on how sports bodies deliver their matches, potentially bypassing broadcasters, according to Shannon Rutherford, the NFL’s Director of Digital Media Video Operations. “The market is changing, not only from a technology perspective, but also from an audience perspective,” he told the recent […]  More

BVE Wrap-Up: Innovations in sport production on the ExCeL show floor

For a regional show, BVE2016 in London had a lot of new product introductions, including quite a few of interest to sports production such as miniature and Ultra HD cameras, low-latency links, LED lighting, augmented reality, and IP production. The new AJA RovoCam is a compact UHD/HD camera for remote applications that should be particularly […]  More

Adventures in IP production: Sky Sports maximising value through innovation

Sky Sports has been trialling IP production, moving from limited tests to, most recently, the remote production of a three-day world championships, each time adding a little complexity and learning a lot from the experience. However, it is risky, particularly as: “we all need to spend efficiently, but current TV workflows work,” James Clement, Sky […]  More