Sports and media technology company deltatre and 3D graphics provider Vizrt have broadened their partnership with Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero for the upcoming football World Cup 2014. Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero extends deltatre’s Magma product offering with the virtual graphic capabilities and 3D camera flights offered by Viz Libero.
Viz Libero, Vizrt’s 3D sports analysis tool, accesses the Magma database to attach and display deltatre statistics to a player within the Viz Libero analysis, either by applying tied-to-pitch graphics such as heat maps, or with player pointers to tag the players on the field. The integration of Magma’s player tracking data allows for analysis clip preparation, as well as direct interactive analysis by the studio expert.
deltatre has been using Vizrt broadcast graphics products since 2004 and earlier this year added several new Vizrt products to its production setup. Viz Trio, Vizrt’s character generator is being used for live production of all realtime graphics. Viz Virtual Studio creates augmented reality graphics on set, providing presenters with a new way of highlighting key players and match-ups.
“We have a successful track record of integrating Vizrt products into innovative solutions for deltatre’s clients,” commented Jim Irving, commercial director at deltatre. “Therefore, it’s fitting that the culmination of this relationship, Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero, will be used prominently during the biggest sporting event of 2014.”
Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero will be unveiled for the first time this December in Rio de Janeiro in preparations for the upcoming football World Cup.