Orad receives patent for sports-friendly camera tracking technology
Orad’s patented camera tracking technology – which is part of sports-enhancement products MVP and Invictus – is a software-based pattern recognition algorithm that does not require additional camera attachments, simplifying set-up and use.
The patented algorithm analyses video in real-time, calculating camera parameters for each video frame. This facility allows for real-time insertion of graphics onto sports video, such as on a soccer field, tennis court or golf course. No field lines are used in the pattern recognition process. The entire image is analysed to retrieve the camera parameters; therefore the method can be applied to any sports-related content.
The patented algorithm is characterised by very high robustness and precision; it is immune to flashes, which typically plague pattern recognition algorithms. The patented camera tracking technology is part of Orad‘s flagship sport-enhancement products MVP and Invictus. Deployed for all sporting environments – trucks, field, stadium and studio – Orad’s patented camera technology delivers superior quality results for broadcasters.