RT Software Puts Sports Analysis on the K2 Dyno Touchscreen
The tOG-Sports integration with the K2 Dyno means replay operators have a fast and powerful telestration tool directly available to them on the K2 Dyno S touchscreen interface. With this capability, replay operators can provide compelling content to viewers using split screens, key frame tracking zoom, spot zoom, as well as various other illustration tools such as traditional lines, circles and shaded regions.
“As soon as we saw the touchscreen on the K2 Dyno, we knew it would be innovative to put our tOG-Sports telestration tools there.” remarked Mike Fredriksen, Commercial Director, RT Software. “The end result, which puts the telestration capabilities and preview on the K2 Dyno interface, is extremely satisfying - there is nothing else like it in the marketplace.”
RT Software also offers an optional upgrade to the system enabling tied-to-pitch graphics such as player trails, quick off side lines and more comprehensive virtual views.
The application runs on a compact 1RU graphics server, and once set up the graphics operator interface is on the K2 Dyno touchscreen, meaning the system is perfect for deployment in OB trucks or anywhere space is limited. In addition, the system is easy to set up and use with installation and training normally covered in a day or two.
“Live production is becoming increasingly complex, and the live sports sector is especially competitive. Grass Valley is committed to delivering the best-in-class replay technology so that operators around the world can stay ahead of the curve, and our involvement with RT Software only enhances this notion,” said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Grass Valley. “With the new optional tOG-Sports capabilities, the K2 Dyno S is the only replay system on the market that allows operators to manage effects right on the touchscreen as opposed to having to move from computer to replay system. This results in a huge time savings for operators."
RT Software is a leading provider world wide of real time graphics solutions. The product set spans CG, template driven 2D and 3D graphic overlays, election and news room graphics, specialist sports graphics and virtual studios. From its beginnings as an off shoot of the BBC 3D graphics Department in 2004, it now has installs from Iceland to New Zealand and includes the BBC, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, HBO and many other Tier 1 broadcasters in its growing customer base.