Affordable, great looking AR
|The hardware specified is a low cost, locally sourced Windows workstation, such as the HP z440 workstation utilising AJA video i/o boards and an nVidia GPU. Just plug it into an SDI or IP camera and within minutes you will be inserting informative and compelling AR graphics into your studio set.
|The graphics are stunning, rivalling those used by the biggest names in broadcasting.
|Through the easy to deploy web user interface you can set the system up, personalise the graphics and go to air.
|The smart thing we have done is to provide a hybrid system that will work in a typical sports production. During the game it’s an analysis system, delivering live or near to live graphics such as off sides, highlighting regions, and so on. But in just a matter of minutes, the system is ready to use as an AR system, whether pitch side or in the studio.
|Of course, the studio shows will typically need some analysis sequences, and they are taken care of using the virtual AR screens to play out the analysis sequences.
Deployment of the system in the studio is very straightforward as all that is required from vision is a static camera mounted to give a wide angle shot of the studio. There is no need for expensive camera tracking hardware as all the camera moves are achieved in software – the studio camera is completely static and locked off.
Video wall – sized and positioned in your studio with just a few mouse clicks
League tables – with easy to update content
Bring EPL players into the studio, with various options for wrap around stats
Or use the EPL player clips with stats alongside
Giant screens – where you need it, perhaps animating out of the floor.
Add sponsors logo to the studio floor or wall, such as the RT Software on here
Player head to heads
Your studio show is likely to need analysis clips, and the hybrid nature of this product makes it possible. Simply use the tOG-Sports system to prepare your analysis clips as usual and save them on the workstation. Later, when the system is switched into AR mode these clips can be played out either as full screen graphics or as VT on the virtual video wall or a pop up virtual video screen. This can include cue points to give the presenter control over the clips if required.
It is worth stressing there is no live telestration by the presenter as is possible on the tOG-Sports system.
Deployment of the system in the studio is very straightforward as all that is required from vision is a static camera mounted to give a wide angle shot of the studio. There is no need for expensive camera tracking hardware as all the camera moves are achieved in software – the studio camera is completely static and locked off. This cuts out one of the biggest costs of AR as camera tracking technology can easily be tens of thousands of pounds per camera.
In addition, no hardware based camera tracking means no lens calibration is required. This in turn gives the benefit that setup and rigging times are massively reduced making it possible to use tOG-Sports AR in temporary studios or pitch side with no prior access.
Custom graphics can be created using the tOG-3d Editor (not included).
One of the key benefits of AR is the ability to customise and change things quickly. Included as one of our standard graphics, sponsors logos can be added to physical elements of the set quickly through the web based operator interface. This is so easy they can be changed during a show if needed. In addition, custom AR graphics such as 3d sponsor logos can be created for more visual impact.
Just like all the RT Software products, tOG-Sports AR is future proof. The heart of the system is a modern rendering engine using floating point colour definition. It’s not just 4k ready but higher resolution formats too along with HDR.
In addition, the system supports traditional SDI cameras alongside IP cameras (currently NDI).
Having selected RT Software to supply your broadcast graphics solutions, on-going help and advice are critical in delivering user satisfaction. This, along with bug fixes and free of charge new releases of the software is included as part of our annual Software Support contract. Click here to download a copy.
Support on our hardware is easy too. We use industry standard, low cost and from reputable manufacturers with worldwide availability and good after sales service. Furthermore, all our products can run on the same platform meaning you can enjoy low cost n+1 redundant hardware strategies.
If you need to contact RT Software Support – phone +44 (0)20 7168 8820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Software Support. Available through an annual contract for any of the tOG family of broadcast graphics products and solutions. Customers with a valid contract are entitled to reasonable telephone based assistance during UK office hours (UK 09.00 to 17.00) plus new interim releases of the software free of charge. Please note that as standard this does not include any on-site assistance.
- Out of Hours Support. Customers requiring out of UK office hours support can extend their contracts to include this.
- Hardware Support. We pass through the manufacturers warranties and can provide telephone assistance during office hours on the products that we qualify or supply. In addition, we may hold these products in stock ready for prompt shipment to you.
- Additional Support. We appreciate that as a broadcaster you will have times when graphics can be critical. We can tailor a package of additional support to assist as required and this can include being on site with you – wherever that is.