Eyeheight's keyEyesHDi high definition keyers were deployed to assist in HD coverage of Sunday's Superbowl XLI in Florida, writes Andy Stout. The Indianapolis Colts were declared winners after scoring a 29-17 victory over Chicago Bears at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
The game attracted its traditional huge audience in the USA and around the world, making it one of the few sporting occasions that can rival (proper) football in its international appeal. Two keyEyesHDi were supplied to Miami-based Videoscope, enabling a graphics-intensive broadcast relay of the tournament in high definition.
KeyEyesHDi allows realtime generation and control of solid or transparent matte overlays that can be located anywhere on the video display. Integral fill and key inputs are provided, with adjustable horizontal timing. Additional facilities include matte generation, wipe, independent main and preview keying plus EDH reinsertion for the main output. Key on/off and six user-definable control sequences are accessible via an integral GPI interface card.
KeyEyesHDi occupies a compact 1RU and can be controlled locally, remotely or from third-party automation. Equipped for easy HD-SDI connectivity, it incorporates programme and preview outputs.