ChyronHego's Virtual 1st Brings Virtual Graphics to Live Football Broadcasts
March 27, 2014 - Melville, NY
Visit ChyronHego at NAB Show 2014, Booth SL1110 -- ChyronHego (NASDAQ: CHYR) today announced the launch of the Virtual 1st, an easy-to-operate 1st & 10 football system for adding state-of-the-art virtual graphics to live football broadcasts. The system employs video overlay and sensorless camera technology to help broadcasters quickly analyze gameplay and provide greater insight to fans. Requiring just a single rack-mounted server, Virtual 1st is ideal for use in stadiums and mobile production units.
Virtual 1st enables a single operator to insert 1st down lines, lines of scrimmage in the color of choice, and animated down and distance arrows that can be customized to the unique style of the broadcaster. The system features a user-friendly interface with a powerful chroma key and functions using up to three camera feeds without the need for camera sensors -- cutting costs and installation time.
"Virtual graphics are an integral part of sports broadcasts," said Mark Bowden, product manager at ChyronHego. "Virtual 1st offers simplicity on every level. The system requires minimal operator training and broadcasters can go from setup to air in as quickly as one hour. The end result is a graphically rich broadcast that can boost ratings through the delivery of an engaging and easy-to-follow story for viewers."
ChyronHego will debut Virtual 1st at NAB Show 2014 at booth SL1110, April 7-10. For more information on ChyronHego products and services, visit www.chyronhego.com.
ChyronHego (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. Joining forces in 2013 with over 80 years of combined industry expertise, Chyron and Hego Group offer award-winning solutions -- such as the TRACAB player tracking system and end-to-end BlueNet graphics workflow -- under the collective ChyronHego brand. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., the company also has offices in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. For more information on ChyronHego, visit www.chyronhego.com.
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