Fox Sports has deployed EVS’ 4K XT3 server with Epsio Zoom for its live coverage of the National Football League’s 2013-2014 season. Its 4K ‘Super Zoom’ workflow is enabling the broadcaster to zoom in on key replays to give viewers clearer close-ups of content such as controversial calls.
“With EVS’ 4K server, we can take advantage of the higher resolution of 4K to give viewers clearer and highly detailed close-ups of the action,” explained Jerry Steinberg, SVP, technical operations, Fox Sports. “We also used the 4K XT3 and Epsio Zoom for our coverage of the World Series.”
For its NFL coverage, Fox Sports is deploying 11 EVS XT series servers, three IPDirector media production management suites, two XFile stations for archiving and restoring, and an XTAccess gateway.
“Fox Sports has demonstrated how 4K can be used to enrich live sports content by giving viewers an even higher quality, more immersive and up-close live viewing experience,” added Frederic Garroy, SVP, the Americas, EVS.
The 4K XT3 server manages ingest and live replays of live 4K camera feeds. Existing XT3 customers are able to migrate to 4K with a nominal upgrade to their systems, and its identical user interface to the original XT3 requires no additional training for EVS operators. The 4K XT3 integrates with Epsio Zoom for 4K zooming, allowing customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K frames to HD in realtime.
By Adrian Pennington