EVS announces new Xeebra instant replay referee system
EVS has announced details of a new referee live replay system, to be known as Xeebra. The system – which is due to be introduced at NAB next month – made its debut at Super Bowl 50, where it was used by officiating expert Mike Carey in the official broadcast booth.
“Xeebra’s functionality is superb,” said Carey. “I can go frame-by-frame or slow motion, backward or forward. It has all the manipulations I could ever need.”
Designed for use by officials or experienced operators, the new Xeebra multicamera review system is fast, flexible and easy to use. An intuitive touchscreen enables multiple screen views of continually synchronized content from up to 16 HD cameras for instant action recalls. Users can narrow views from all 16 to four, two or full-screen views through simple touches to make immediate decisions. A dedicated controller provides extended operations for direct access to actions, tactile jog dial, and the ability to manage marked reviews at any time.
Xeebra also provides user flexibility. Its distributed server architecture and simple GigE link enables officials to sit wherever they want within the stadium while server equipment stays tucked out of sight. Xeebra supports SuperMotion cameras for better views on critical decisions and pinch and zoom capabilities for easy review, while its server-based design provides scalability along with legendary EVS reliability.
“Now leagues looking to bring instant multicamera video review to their sports, service providers that want to support this new demand, and broadcasters seeking a simple, isolated review system, can have it – with one, easy tool,” said Laurent Petit, VP product at EVS.
At booth SL3816, attendees will be able to see Xeebra in action as part of the EVSlam Dunk Experience. At this interactive live basketball event, booth visitors can test their hoop skills, shooting or dunking the ball and triggering eight-camera recording. Xeebra will be demonstrated providing fast insights to make the right officiating call.