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Broadcasters select Chyron for Summer Olympics

NBC Olympics and Spanish state-owned television broadcaster Televisión Española have chosen Chyron graphics for their coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.

NBC Olympics and Spanish state-owned television broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) have chosen Chyron graphics for their coverage of the London 2012 Olympics. NBC Olympics will receive 10 HyperX³.¹ on-air graphics playout systems. “In our operation, there’s no room for error, and every second counts. The centralised asset storage capability powered by Chyron’s HyperX³.¹ and Apple’s Xsan 2 is a tremendous time-saver, enabling our operators to instantly access media assets that were once only available to the Mac systems,” said Philip Paully, director, Graphics Engineering and Operations, NBC Olympics. NBC Olympics worked closely with Chyron and Dynamic Performance Technologies to integrate this powerful graphics workflow solution. After building graphics elements in Adobe Creative Suite, the NBC Olympics production team is able to move them to editing suites and then to devices for playout to air. Since HyperX³.¹ supports Adobe’s XMP metadata platform, artists are able to embed critical information about each graphical element, for instance, the correctly spelled name, age, and home country embedded in a specific athlete’s head shot. The HyperX³.¹ operators can then instantly access the finished graphics by clicking a folder from their workstations, a capability that previously was only possible by searching for the assets on a server and then downloading them into the playout system. Any changes to image metadata need only be made once, and the metadata fields are automatically populated at every point at which the graphic will be used. When the graphic is inserted into the programming, the accompanying metadata is automatically extracted and displayed, so NBC Olympics’ production staff no longer needs to worry if names are spelled correctly and information about the graphic is accurate. “This summer’s London Olympic Games promise to be a record-breaker, with more than 3,500 hours of broadcast content over a 19-day period from more than a dozen different sports venues. Since much of this programming will be produced live, accuracy and efficiency is critical to success,” said Peter Morrone, senior vice president, Product Engineering, Chyron. “We are honored to provide NBC Olympics with state-of-the-art HyperX³.¹ graphics playout systems integrated with Adobe’s XMP and Apple’s Xsan 2 for their production of the London Olympics.” TVE will be using the CAMIO³.¹ graphics asset management solution, the LEX³.¹ graphics system, and the iSQ centralised playout device, in addition to the Lyric PRO 8.1 graphics creation software. “Chyron is delighted to be providing TVE with the most powerful broadcast graphics workflow for visually engaging viewers at the London Games,” said Matt Hughes, regional sales director, EMEA, at Chyron. “Chyron is a leader in the live sports arena, and our BlueNet customised workflow provides all the tools needed to bring rich graphics to air for exceptional storytelling.” Chyron and its dealer, Clearcom, have assisted with the BlueNet setup and installation, and will offer support throughout the 24-hour coverage.