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Evertz ‘enhance’ Super Bowl

25 February 2016
Evertz ‘enhance’ Super Bowl

Evertz delivered 4K replay to the LED video boards throughout Super Bowl 50.

The company deployed six in one out Evertz 4K DreamCatcher replay systems and IP infrastructure solutions, which the company claims were the backbone of the stadium’s 4K broadcast configuration.

Levi’s Stadium held a total of seven DreamCatcher systems, three of which were 10GbE Double Density DreamCatcher-458D devices networked together via 10GbE.

Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions (VWSE) were responsible for delivering the in-stadium production of Super Bowl 50 – a role they have held for over 30 years.

“We utilized the Evertz DreamCatcher 4K replay system extensively during this year’s Super Bowl,” said Bob Becker, executive vice predident, VWSE.

“By using the DreamCatcher system, it afforded us the opportunity to give fans a look that is not normally seen in stadiums and arenas.

“I can’t say enough about the Evertz system, their support and most importantly their people.  I look forward to our next event and any opportunity to use their system.”

4K UHD content was captured from existing in-house cameras and delivered via 10GbE infrastructure from the SSCBS truck.

Sean Rainey, freelance replay operator at Super Bowl 50, said, “Evertz gave me the opportunity to showcase my expertise at the biggest sporting event of the year.

The 6×1 4K DreamCatcher station was by far the best replay system I’ve used.  Before Super Bowl 50, I had only worked on 4K machines that had two inputs, so being able to control six angles gave me four more chances to perform my job at the highest level.”

“With Play Tracker for Zoom, I was able to quickly create a keyframe sequence to isolate one of the linebackers and track his movements from snap to sack.

“With DreamCatcher’s technology, I get to show fans what they really want to see.”

 

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