Fox Sports will use ChyronHego’s Tracab Player Tracking System and Paint Sports Telestrator to incorporate real-time player tracking and gameplay analysis data into its live coverage of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
First introduced in the 2013 NFL season, the Tracab tracking technology will be used in conjunction with Sportvision’s tagging software during the Super Bowl broadcast. The combined solution will identify and graphically label players and track their movement, speed and distance covered live and during replays.
ChyronHego’s Paint Sports Telestrator ― debuted in Fox Sports’ 2013 post-season Major League Baseball coverage ― provides graphics animation tools that will help Fox quickly highlight video content such as player match-ups, zooms, offensive plays, routes, rushing yardage and tackles.
The Tracab System uses image processing technology to identify the position and speed of all moving objects in real time within sports action. The resultant live data of highly accurate X, Y and Z coordinates is supplied 25 times every second for each viewable object — whether it includes players, referees or the ball.
The system interfaces with many visualization platforms including broadcast graphics systems, telestration and large touchscreen systems, the Internet, second-screen apps or gaming engines.
Paint is a sports production analysis tool. It is used to visually analyze game-play by graphically enhancing and highlighting video using a variety of telestration tools. Within a typical hour of a game, dozens of telestrated clips can be created either live, or stored ready for near-live replays or post-match analysis.