During most competitions where video assisted judging is used the videoReferee® system is usually connected to the arena scoreboard controller for receiving the pertinent data (time, period, score, etc.)
Quite often there is a situation when for some reason such direct connection cannot be accomplished but for synchronizing video and scoreboard timing is critical. A typical example is establishing the validity of a throw in basketball at the end of attack time. If the throw was made before the end of this time, the basket is counted.
It is to deal with such situations that we have developed a new feature – displaying a selected portion of the scoreboard as PIP during search and playback. This image can be selected from any recording channel containing the scoreboard or from a separate channel dedicated to scoreboard recording.
The operator will select the scoreboard area to be displayed at system setup. During playback / search of any channel this part of the scoreboard will be displayed in the corner of the screen.
For systems with a limited number of channels (videoReferee® -B, -Jr. or -SR) there is a special Scoreboard Camera Option, providing additional external input channel via the USB interface. Any camera with SDI or HDMI™ output or even consumer camcorder can be used to capture the scoreboard.