Enhancement allows visualization and monitoring of atypical output streams
Tel Aviv – TAG Video Systems marks another unique milestone by adding visualization and monitoring support for Sony’s Hawk-Eye, a high-performance camera used in sports applications with atypical output. TAG, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, for all four of the major broadcast applications (Live Production, Playout, Delivery and OTT), is the first to offer support for Hawk-Eye on an IP, all software Multiviewer.
First used as a broadcast tool to analyze decisions in Cricket, Hawk-Eye has now become an integral part of over 20 sports covering 20,000 games or events across 500+ stadiums in over 90 countries in a typical year. The solution provides the tracking and analytic tools required for ball tracking, watching goal lines, line calling and point detection. Hawk-Eye provides officiating, production, video management, broadcast and digital solutions that make games fairer, safer and more engaging for the viewer.
It was not possible, however, to directly achieve visualization and monitoring of Hawk-Eye camera output streams – which are not a typical 4K source – on an all-software IP Multiviewer until TAG integrated support into its IP-based MCM-9000. This unique functionality provides full visualization of the content along with all other sources for display on the Multiviewer mosaic output, which combined with TAG’s integrated probing and monitoring ensure signal quality, health and integrity prior to feeding the Hawk-Eye vision processing system.
“Sony’s Hawk-Eye camera is immensely popular with Sports Broadcasters because of its optical tracking system and vision-processing technology that enable extremely accurate live ball and player tracking with full-field coverage,” explained Paul Briscoe, TAG’s Chief Architect. “Previously, however, there was no way to directly view the camera’s output stream on an IP Multiviewer, but TAG is happy to announce that our MCM-9000 Multiviewer can now display them along with other sources on the same Mosaic output.”
About TAG Video Systems
TAG Video Systems is the world leader in 100% software based integrated IP Multiviewing, Probing and Monitoring solutions. Introducing its first IP solution in 2008, today TAG supports over 50,000 channels across the four primary broadcasting applications – Live Production, Playout/Master Control, Distribution and OTT. TAG’s Zer0 Friction philosophy allows Broadcasters and Content Distributors the greatest scalability, flexibility and asset utilization available in the market today. The 100% software platform supports both compressed and uncompressed formats, including MPEG TS, JPEG2000, SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-6/7, MPEG-DASH and HLS. TAG’s solutions run on standard Commercial Off-The-Shelf hardware (COTS) and cloud, providing state-of-the-art IP monitoring and analysis tools combined with highest quality UHD Multiviewer available on standard and mobile device displays.