EVS will introduce Xeebra, its new referee live replay system, at NAB 2016.
Xeebra made its debut at Super Bowl 50, where it was used by officiating expert Mike Carey in the official broadcast booth.
Designed for use by officials or experienced operators, the new Xeebra multicamera review system enables multiple screen views of synchronized content from up to 16 HD cameras for instant action recalls. Users can narrow views from all 16 to four, two or full-screen views to make immediate decisions.
A dedicated controller provides extended operations for direct access to actions, tactile jog dial, and the ability to manage marked reviews at any time.
“Xeebra’s functionality is superb,” said Carey.
“I can go frame-by-frame or slow motion, backward or forward. It has all the manipulations I could ever need.”
Xeebra was also designed to offer user flexibility, with a distributed server architecture and GigE link enabling officials to sit anywhere in the stadium without equipment in sight.
The technology supports SuperMotion cameras, intended to offer better views on critical decisions, with zoom capabilities for easier review.