Tactic Pro with Machine Learning

Machine Learning brings next-generation sports analysis to RT Software’s Tactic Pro.

Tactic’s mantra of delivering the most compelling sports analysis graphics combined with quick and easy workflows takes a huge step forward. The reduction in preparation time of complex graphics sequences as a consequence of the automatic player tracking possible with the Player Detect feature means a new generation of analysis is now possible.

The latest 5.4 version of Tactic includes many new and exciting features, the most important of which is the Player Detect function, which is available at no charge for all Tactic Pro users for existing users of its flagship product Tactic Pro. Using state-of-the-art Machine Learning and AI, Player Detect provides automatic assisted keyframing of multiple players in parallel. It works by detecting the players in the video stream, tracking their movements, and creating motion paths. By combining this with advanced camera tracking analysis and automatic keying, users can add graphics, such as name tags and trails, to follow players with just one click, without the need to manually add keyframes. According to RT Software, this dramatically reduces graphic production time and, more importantly, increases the narrative content.

Luke Harrison, Product Manager at RT Software, said: “Tactic Pro is now a game changer, with complex graphics that tell a real story; for example, dynamic shaded regions showing how attack or defence is crucially affecting gameplay can now be ready for half-time or full-time discussions. It is the speed of production that is the killer benefit and our users now have the kind of functionality that was previously only possible by taking data from expensive and complex camera based tracking systems.”

As well as the Player Detect feature of Tactic Pro, the new release also provides a host of new features for products across the range, including audio export and tablet control to allow a presenter to add graphics to the sequence live on camera from a wirelessly-connected hand-held device.

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Tactic 5.4 release notes

Learn how Player Detect is a game-changer: https://vimeo.com/475048135

Tactic 5.4 highlights: https://vimeo.com/488546861

Overview of Tactic solutions: https://vimeo.com/487199319