September 2017 launches new record and replay server system

On its booth (8.B40) at IBC 2017,, a supplier of high performance server-based video record and replay systems, will introduce BlackJack AT/4K - a compact four input- and two output-channel 4K recording and instant replay server that supports Apple ProRes and Sony XAVC codecs.

BlackJack AT/4K is the latest product of's long-term development strategy that sees it changing the design capabilities and affordability of large-capacity broadcast video servers. Building on slomo’s compact design (2U) RED ARROW server, which was introduced last year, the new BlackJack AT/4K server provides all the resources required for replay and recording for editing in 4K/3G/HD formats. Working in 4K replay mode, the BlackJack AT/4K server simultaneously supports four input channels and two output (replay) channels with transition effects between them, as well as simultaneous search on all channels with marking of clips. In recording for editing mode it supports recording of up to six inputs of 4K video signals.

The BlackJack AT/4K server possess a compact 4U form factor, and offers resilient reliable operation in a broad range of ambient temperatures. It provides a diversity of hardware options: for example, Sony XAVC 4K codec support allows video recording of XAVC 480/960 codec and provides NLE MXF files without transcoding and export. With this option, the server can record up to six discrete 4K video signals to NAS for subsequent editing.

In the basic configuration, the server uses proprietary DCT-based I frame codecs (with 1200 Mb/sec stream), and an Apple ProRes 4K codec for contributing video content for editing systems. In addition to working in 4K mode, this server enables operators to work in 3G / HD / SD modes. In these modes, the number of recording channels when working with replays reaches 20 at four physical outputs and eight playback channels, enabling up to four replay operators to work simultaneously work on the same server. In the recording for editing mode, the server records up to 24 channels. The storage capacity of the built-in SSD disk subsystem is 266 hours of HD video.

"We learned a lot from the customer feedback we received from RED ARROW: as a result, we have designed this powerful server to meet production needs of the OB vehicle builders and end-users that are migrating to 4K format," commented Igor Vitiorets, CTO at "As the cost of 4K cameras and production switchers decreases, the need for affordable 4K replay servers is growing. In developing BlackJack AT/4K, we are targeting the middle and high-end segments of the sport broadcast market with an advanced replay server."

This server supports all available 4K50p/4K60p broadcast formats via 4 x 3G SDI. BlackJack AT/4K displays all the features and functions that servers are known for. Its SSD-based storage enhances performance and reliability, while a second system disk starts the server in case of a problem with the primary disk. A USB Recovery Stick allows the user to instantly restore the system.

The company provides remote internet-based Tech Support, which can analyze and diagnose operational issues, change specific system settings and update the software, reducing system downtime.

On its booth, (8.B40), will be providing demos of the BlackJack AT/4K server throughout IBC 2017. (9/17)

September 2017 Launches videoReferee® V System at IBC

TORRANCE, CA (August 10th, 2017) – On its booth (8.B40) at IBC 2017,, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance server-based video recording and replay systems, will introduce the ninth generation of its videoReferee® system. Designated videoReferee® VG, the system supports up to 24 discrete 3G SDI video channels and supports 3G/HD/720p signals in any combination.

The system records upto 24 camera channels. The referees can analyze in-play incidents frame by frame simultaneously from several cameras and if necessary, the video image can be magnified (zoomed in). The slow motion playback is of sufficient quality that besides being used by the judges, it can be included in television broadcasts, explaining the referee’s decisions during a game.

In addition, videoReferee® VG provides an extra multi-viewer output for the referee's assistant. It supports the vR-Keypad, which enables the assistant to easily mark and label in-play incidents for subsequent or immediate search. The new system supports timing of 1/10 second increments from scoreboard computer. To achieve this level of precision has worked closely with more than 20 scoreboard controller manufacturers.

To comply with the latest Continental Hockey League requirements regarding archiving of recorded material, has developed batch export functionality in H.264 and XDCAM formats, so that the operator can start exporting with the push of just one button.

Ultra fast, intelligent operation

With’s videoReferee® systems, events can be marked live or on recorded video and the footage is instantly available for review. When an event is created, the system remembers the active channel, and when returning to this event starts with the same view. Also, broadcasters using replay servers can use marked events to create video highlight packages with controversial moments from the game.

Using a special vR-Keypad, the operator or assistant can assign different event tags with a single click. A special search engine enables instant retrieval of tagged events - for example, all goals scored by one team or all off-sides by another.

The standard videoReferee® system setup includes two monitors – an engineering interface monitor with built-in multi-viewer of all the channels and a folder of marked events and a separate referee's monitor with a controller for the video judge. The video referee can work with 1, 2, 3 or 4 cameras simultaneously in live or search mode. The view from several cameras simultaneously helps accurate and quick decision making. The system can also magnify any frame for detailed analysis.

Besides the referee's and engineering monitors, videoReferee® VG can accommodate a 3rd monitor working as a separate multi-viewer. This is useful when there is a video assistant who can mark events on live video when the referee's monitor is used for analyzing in-play incidents.

In sports events, controversy can be closely related to timing. For example, in ice hockey, a goal scored after time stoppage does not count; in basketball successful throw 0.1 sec. before the end of the game or attack time is counted. That is why the judges must have access to official game timing data. VideoReferee has two ways of solving this - using a special interface for receiving data directly from the scoreboard computer or selecting the appropriate scoreboard clock view and displaying it as a picture-in- picture (PIP). In both cases, information is recorded in each video channel of the system. For the unlikely situation when none of the 24 channels contain a scoreboard image there is an option - dedicated to scoreboard camera input device, which supports SDI and HDMI cameras. videoReferee makes it possible to use 720p, 1080i and 1080p cameras in the same project.

TV audience sees what the ref sees!

In sports broadcasts today, TV viewers are eager to follow the referee’s decision making process. If this is not prohibited by the league regulations, the referee's monitor image can be provided to broadcasters via optional SDI output module.

Also, many sports federations require a video report in the form of H.264 or MPEG files. In addition to marked moments, the system can batch export all video channels with the use of single button, which significantly reduces the time spent export.

August 2017 Showcases Server-based Sports and Live TV Production tools at IBC 2017

IBC 2017 Preview
Stand number: 8.B40
15-19 September 2017
RAI, Amsterdam

Enhanced products and new strategic alliances signpost a new stage in company's evolution – best IBC ever predicted by CEO

TORRANCE, CA (July 20th, 2017) – On its booth (8.B40) at IBC 2017,, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance server-based video record and replay systems, will showcase a range of enhanced and extended server-based products designed to meet the specific requirements of sports, and especially live TV production. All the products on display are currently being used by broadcasters throughout Europe and Asia.

At IBC 2017, will provide the first European showcase of videoReferee® V - the latest addition to the company's sports video judging family which is designed to meet video refereeing applications in Soccer, Handball, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Athletics (Track and Field). With 24 channels, this 4U server supports both 3G and HD formats and has four graphics outputs for monitors of up to 4K resolution displaying GUI, Multiviewer and Referee's interfaces. It is designed to provide immediate file transfer into the sports arena network for easy decision making during in-play incidents. Also, its broadcast quality output meets all broadcasters' arena TV needs.

First introduced at IBC last year,’s Simple RII compact production server has already attracted attention from sport broadcasters worldwide thanks to its advanced functionality and affordable price. At IBC 2017, the company debuts an enhanced version, complete with extended 3G SDI support, six recording channels, search capabilities on all six channels and two playback channels with transition effects. In addition, will offer a new 8-channel 3G video refereeing option.

A key focus of the booth will be its Dominator AT/3G server, which was launched at NAB and now features an enhanced AVC Intra encoder option which makes it compatible with Panasonic AVC Intra and Sony XAVC media formats.

Another key development is the integrated solution for remote broadcast based on's Dominator AT/3G server and Production MAM by industry newcomer, HTS (booth 8.A82). This powerful combination enables users to remotely create Summaries and special Playlists as well as event logging and pre-editing during the live recording of shows.

"At IBC, we will demonstrate how is entering a new phase of development - capitalizing on our technological success, we are expanding into new markets," commented Mike Gilman, CEO of "Kate Krivitskaya has taken on the challenging role of General Manager, which will leave me more time to work with partners and investors around the globe. We are expecting the best IBC in our history."

August 2017

Kazan-based Ak Bars Ice Hockey Team Adopts New videoReferee System

First major order for revolutionary new video referee system comes ahead of its IBC worldwide debut!

TORRANCE, CA (August xx, 2017) –, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance server-based video recording instant replay systems, has announced that professional hockey team Ak Bars from Russian Federation has tested, approved and purchased the company's new videoReferee® 4G system. The news is remarkable since the new videoReferee® won’t be officially launched until IBC 2017 next month.

Video refereeing has become a vital element of modern Ice Hockey. Europe's Continental Hockey League (KHL) now dictates that video referee systems are required in addition to investigating goal line incidents also control the blue line offside situations. This requirement means that the system must be able to record and replay an additional four channels, so judges can clearly monitor all in play incidents. Following this new requirement, the Ak Bars team, based in Kazan, Tatarstan, has purchased four additional vR-Cam cameras and upgraded its existing system that it acquired in 2014 to the newest version - videoReferee® 4G.

Already,'s previous 12-channel 3G SDI system effectively doubled the recorded detail when compared with other systems and eliminated "washed" video. This superior detail allows all in-play incidents to be quickly and easily reviewed with a much better picture resolution. The system was capable of recording up to 10 channels in any combination and analyzing simultaneously up to four channels. Also, it also produces video archive recording in H.264 format.

Now, the new videoReferee 4G system, which will be launched worldwide at IBC2017, supports up to 16 discrete 3G SDI video channels, as well as providing the capability to work with 3G/HD/720p signals in any combination. This space saving capability is key when the system is installed within an OB vehicle environment.

In addition, videoReferee® 4G provides an extra multiviewer output for the referee's assistant. It supports the vR-Keypad, which enables the assistant to easily mark and label in-play incidents for subsequent or immediate search. The new system records time in 1/10 second increments: to achieve this level of precision has worked closely with more than 20 scoreboard controller manufacturers. To comply with the latest KHL requirements regarding archiving of recorded material, has developed batch export functionality in H.264 and XDCAM formats so that operators can start exporting with the push of just one button.

"Back in 2014, Ak Bars' home stadium - Tatneft Sport Arena - was the first arena in the world equipped with 3G SDI Video Judging system. Installed by’s videoReferee® 3G SDI, it enables us to gain clear vision of all details of a fast-moving and challenging Ice Hockey game and avoid critical referee mistakes," said Arena Head of TV Department, Andrey Dubinin . "Since then, all referees that work here remark on how efficient and intuitive this system is.

" has supplied the server system and the progressive HD cameras that are fitted within the goals. After the KHL requirement changes, we have no doubt who we will ask for a system upgrade. Having a very positive experience in support and service with, we have selected the new videoReferee®-4G, which enables us to have up to 16 3G channels and now the new system has been delivered. Also, we have purchased four vR-Cam - 60p, supporting 3G," Andrey Dubinin concluded.

About Ak Bars:

Ak Bars (eng. Snow Leopard) Hockey Club, also known as Ak Bars Kazan, is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Kazan, Tatarstan. They are a member of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Their playing records are impressive:

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Gagarin Cup (2): 2009, 2010
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Russian Super League (2): 1998, 2006
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IIHF European Champions Cup (1): 2007
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IIHF Continental Cup (1): 2008

Slomo.TV at Cybersport's Warface Championship

TORRANCE, CA (June 15, 2017) – "Cybersport is winning eyeballs across the globe. Analysts estimate that it will gain parity in viewing audiences with regular sporting events by the end of 2018. And no wonder, besides the magnetic attraction of gaming, an average person without outstanding physical abilities can easily become a top cybersport performer," said Yegor Voronin, General Manager of Moscow-based production company, LiveSignal.Ru. Voronin was speaking after the announcement that his production company has selected to provide its Blackjack AT/3G replay servers for this summer's Warface Championship, one of Europe's leading cybersport events.

Any major sports broadcast needs action replays and cybersport is no exception. However, cybersport broadcasting places special demands on the event producers. Whereas most conventional TV broadcasts utilize interlace scan systems, cybersport works exclusively with progressive scan and requires 3G SDI signals. As a result, broadcasters must use 3G SDI systems or employ additional HDMI or DVI converters to 3G SDI.

LiveSignal.Ru, the broadcaster of the Warface Championships in Moscow, has selected's Blackjack AT/3G servers to provide all replays during its programs. " was the obvious choice for cybersport replays: powerful, easy to operate and compact, it fulfils all our needs and allows us to make significant savings in equipment and staff costs," explains Yegor Voronin.

Besides its ability to support progressive scan images, another key factor in LiveSignal's selection of Blackjack AT/3G is the relatively large number of 3G SDI replay channels that it offers. Blackjack provides 12 replay channels compared with other systems which offer just four 3G SDI replay channels. This capability translates to a need for just one replay operator instead of two or three, which is commonplace with other systems.

Also, a built-in multiviewer function of the Blackjack AT/3G enables the broadcast’s editor to sit alongside the replay operator and monitor in real-time the entire game, quickly and efficiently creating replays.

In addition, Blackjack AT/3G provides a unique feature: automatic playlist creation from instant replays. With this functionality, the two-person team can quickly prepare analysis of each game in the form of playlists for presentation after each round of the tournament.

Another factor influencing LiveSignal’s decision is the form factor of the Blackjack AT/3G server. It occupies 4U of rack space and weighs 21kg, compared with conventional 18U systems, which weigh over 100kg, so space, power consumption and transportation costs are minimized. In addition, Blackjack requires one operator to work with all 12 channels, whilst 266 hours of SSD HD video storage allows all the content shot over the three days of the tournament to be stored within the server. Newly developed system architecture and the availability of four video ports provide the user with significant scope to create the optimum 3G video workflows for their productions with no additional equipment requirements. servers at Kazakhstan's EXPO 2017 broadcast workflow, a supplier of server-based video recording and replay systems, has provided its new Dominator AT/3G production servers to the Kazakhstan state broadcaster. The servers provide content record, storage and replay facilities to the televising of the Astana-based international exhibition, EXPO 2017, which is currently underway.

With 115 participant countries and over two million visitors predicted to attend, the EXPO 2017 takes on great political as well as cultural significance in the central Asian region. Televising the EXPO 2017 opening ceremony posed significant challenges for host Broadcaster – Kazakhstan Public TV & Radio Corporation, and its flagship TV channel, 'Kazakhstan'. The first was one of scale: the opening ceremony involved several hundred actors and special effects, and included Kazakhstan President Nazarbaev welcoming exhibitors and participants to the event.

Another significant challenge presented itself in terms of restricted opportunities for rehearsal of the opening ceremony. There were very few occasions for the artistic teams and TV production teams to rehearse together. The cost and logistical challenges prevented several re-takes, but with’s Dominator AT/3G servers the broadcaster’s team could "turn the clock back" and review the live material to select the best camera positions, focus, shot sequences and many other parameters. The broadcaster used a Dominator feature called ‘The Academy’. This software-based option enables the Dominator system operator to synchronously replay and mark all recorded channels in order to choose the best shots to be included within the live broadcast stream.

During the rehearsal, two Dominator servers took live feeds from 16 HD production cameras. Immediately after capturing content the production director and producer could replay and mark up all the streams to create the best combination of shots. Also, this facility provided the broadcaster with a backup copy of all of the opening ceremony for contingency purposes.

Introduced at NAB 2017, each Dominator AT/3G server system provides SSD storage of 266 hours of 100mbit HD video. At EXPO 2017, this large storage capacity enabled the production team to record and store several days filming material with no need for back-up the material to external storage systems. As well as recording up to 12 3G SDI video channels, Dominator AT/3G can simultaneously replay any channel with smooth speed control. An embedded multi-viewer provides ultra-fast access to all recorded material on both HDMI and/or SDI output.

"With Dominator servers we created a opportunity to train and rehearse the entire team from directors and cameramen through to replay system operators," commented Eduard Tkachenko, Head of Technology for the Ceremony Videoproduction EXPO 2017. "With technology we've managed to find the best camera combination and create within a live broadcast a 'presence feeling' for our audience around the Globe".

Dominator AT/3G

Representing the next generation's multichannel 3G/HD/SD video recording server system, Dominator AT/3G was introduced at NAB 2017. The compact server system enables advanced slow motion and instant replay capabilities as well as direct recording for editing 'on site'. Dominator AT/3G supports up to 10 3G/HD/SD channels in replay mode, four playback channels and powerful search capabilities on up to 10 channels without disrupting the core recording and playback functions. In 'record for editing mode' this server system can record up to 12 channels of HD/SD video.

The new AT/3G line offers enhanced replay capabilities, where two operators can work simultaneously on the same unit. Since the system has four independent graphic outputs each operator can work on the main GUI and a separate multi-viewer monitor simultaneously. In replay mode, the operator can display up to six recording channels and two video playback channels, as well as having access to five channels for clip marking and playlist editing.

Importantly, when operating in SuperMo mode, the new Dominator AT/3G can simultaneously support three Sony, Hitachi or GVG 3X Super Motion and one ISO cameras, or alternatively two Panasonic 4X Super Motion AK-H5000 plus two regular ISO cameras.

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videoReferee adds quad-split PIP feature to display scoreboard data

With a recent software update has added a new feature to its videoReferee judging system for displaying scoreboard data during replay. In order to make the scoreboard available to the judges a selected portion of the scoreboard can be included as a Picture In Picture (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.

FR Videoreferee quad-split

VideoReferee, which was recently used as the main video judging system during the IHF 2017 Handball World Championships in France, has added this important feature following the demands of the video judges.

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 are situations when, for some reason, such direct connection cannot be accomplished but are critical for synchronising video and scoreboard timing. A typical example is judging the validity of a throw in basketball at the end-of-shot clock. Only if the throw was made before the end of this time-slot is the throw valid.

In order to deal with such situations a new feature is added to videoReferee – displaying a selected portion of the scoreboard as a PIP during search and playback. 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 an additional external input channel via the USB interface. Any camera with SDI or HDMI output or even consumer camcorders can be used to capture the scoreboard.

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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with’s Sports Officiating System

Fremont, CA - October 08, 2016 - Blackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics.’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real-time performance was a key feature. is a manufacturer of high quality multi-channel professional video recording products, including the popular videoReferee® line: a specialized multi-channel system for officiating sport events, providing a way to resolve complicated game situations and creating a video document of an entire event. The system also works with official time, score and game logs from scoreboard control systems and is used as part of sports events and broadcasts around the globe.

At NAB 2016, introduced the videoReferee®-4, a new family of products that includes the world's first 16/18 channel sports video judging systems. builds each videoReferee® -4/4G/4K around two DeckLink Quad 2 and a DeckLink 4K Pro PCIe cards, which provide the real-time capture and playback performance needed by sports officials and broadcasters as they make split-second decisions. also introduced a new model of its all-in-one videoReferee Jr. based around the DeckLink Quad 2, which captures up to eight cameras in real time.

Many popular sports are now switching to video refereeing technologies for decision-making in contentious situations. The most notable is the transition to video assistant refereeing in soccer.

At the FIFA seminar recently held in Zurich, the referees were introduced to this technology with the videoRefere®-4A server. It differs from the systems presented at NAB by having additional HDMI/SDI video output based on the Thunderbolt and PCIe-based UltraStudio 4K Extreme, which allows output to HD video via SDI and HDMI outputs simultaneously.

"We have been using Blackmagic Design boards for more than 11 years. Our very first replay server was based on one of the first DeckLink models, and we have been using the DeckLink technology ever since,” said Igor Vitiorets, CTO of “Throughout the years of working with Blackmagic Design, we know that Blackmagic will always make precisely the boards we need. When we first saw the DeckLink Quad 2, we were able to come up with the design for the new and videoReferee Jr. We are grateful to Blackmagic for being at the forefront of industry needs."

DeckLink Quad 2 is a high performance capture and playback solution that puts the power of eight DeckLink cards onto a single circuit board that plugs into a single PCI Express slot. It provides four independent capture and playback channels, but also four extra channels that developers, such as, can use for configuring the card in any combination of up to eight capture or eight playback channels. The DeckLink 4K Pro is a PCIe capture and playback card with advanced 12G-SDI for working in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI at up to 60 frames per second.

videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was recently used for judging canoe competitions at the Olympic Games in Rio.

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About Slomo produces multichannel recording and instant replay systems for live production and recognized around the world specialized systems «videoReferee®» for sport video judging.

The company’s products include budget «Arrow», the most compact «Simple R» and powerful 4K servers for 2/3/4 4K inputs. systems provide simultaneously up to 24 channels continues recording, search on one or all channels, replay of 2 channels with transitions and parallel recording in native NLE format of HD video and SD proxy.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to

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Amazing Video Experiences Enable Game-changing Sports Calls


As entertainment, sports, fashion, science, food and more info-junkies, people are fast using video as a quick, easy way to satisfy their needs to stay informed and connected about the things they care about. Whether viewing via the internet, TV or mobile devices—video is a part of everyday life. And how do you make it an excellent experience for millions of viewers?

Video solution providers are vying in this space to deliver real-time, reliable content available everywhere, and at high-quality with brilliant colors and immersive experiences—all with an efficiency that allows room for profits, innovation, growth, and more reach. And sports is the perfect place to show this evidence.

Open the hood to see how it’s done, and you’ll see it’s all driven by computing—from data centers to encoders/decoders, to edge devices. This is where Intel® Xeon® processors with built-in media accelerators best fit the bill for performance, coupled with Intel’s media software tools to speed video transcoding, deliver efficient/high-density streaming, and help video solution vendors build competitive features for their products and services. Video acceleration is fast growing with game-changing results in the world of sports—below is a key example of just how.

Innovation by Design, Technology provides Video Replay Advantage

We all remember viscerally that one play where the referee got the game-changing call wrong and our favorite team lost the competition. It’s human error. It happens. But it doesn’t need to anymore. Now, new solutions with the latest Intel technologies can help resolve challenging referee decision moments with fast, high-quality specialized video replay systems. slomotv, a producer of instant replay servers, innovated a family of videoReferee* systems that provide instant high-quality video replays from up to 18 cameras direct to referee viewing systems—allowing it to join the sports competition sidelines.

Built with Intel® Xeon® processors (E3-1500 v5) for extreme processing power, and optimized by Intel® Media Server Studio software for fast, high-quality video transcoding helped the company transform its solutions, which are being used around the world.

In addition to the server and video cameras placed around the sports play area, the system includes a monitor and an easy-to-use control panel that any referee can learn in less than an hour. Video can be reviewed in Quad mode simultaneously from 4 cameras at different angles, in slow motion, or using zoom function for objective, error-free gameplay analysis.

Helping Referees across a Diversity of Sports

Sports organizations like Kontinental Hockey League; basketball leagues in Korea, Russia, and Lithuania; and even canoe racing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 took notice of videoReferee—using it to help get their sports judging right. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is also testing similar systems for possible use in its worldwide football (known as soccer in some parts of the world) competitions.

What makes’s solution different from those offered by other video solution providers and manufacturers, is how it manages video compression. By using Intel’s Media Server Studio (a tool suite that provides the Intel® Media SDK, runtimes, and advanced analysis tools for media, video and broadcast application development), to optimize, accelerate and compress its video streams, the company sees flexibility and an efficiency advantage over traditional hardware-only designs to manage that function. CTO Igor Vitiorets says, "Without the Intel® Media SDK , we could not have created our innovative video replay and server products now in use worldwide, as it was the cornerstone for our software development and innovation."

Today, instant replays are in the center of sports. What could be ahead? Providing fans and sports consumers a more in-depth, insightful view of key support sports decision-making process than available today, or even more immersive virtual reality views on-the-spot.


TVTechnology Europe. April 2016 will release new 4K replay/slow-motion servers

RED ARROW FULL 4K replay and slow-motion server's Red Arrow and Blackjack slow-motion servers will be unveiled at next week's NAB show in Las Vegas will use NAB to premiere two full 4K replay and slow-motion servers, Red Arrow and BlackJack 4K.

Red Arrow offers four channels recording, four channels search and two channels playback with six 4K physical video ports, in 4K 50p, in a single 2RU enclosure. BlackJack 4K offers three in, three search and two out in 4K 50p/4K 60p in a single 4RU enclosure.

Red Arrow can also be used for six-channel 4K 50p recording for non-linear editing. Due to its four graphical ports Red Arrow allows four operators to work on one machine simultaneously. For example, two operators can work with configuration 662 (six recording, six search and two replay channels), the other two with configuration 442 (four recording, four search and two replay channels). While working on one machine, each operator has their own display that can function as the main interface or in multiviewer mode.

The system interface has a built-in multiviewer that provides monitoring of input and output signals and search through four channels using one standard 1920x1080 monitor. With an SSD based array, Red Arrow provides for storage of 266 hours 100Mbit HD video. The built-in DMR SATA slots can accommodate nine 3.5" SATA drives that can record 18 channels in ProRes 422 and 18 Proxy SD channels or 24 channels DVCPro HD with SD Proxy.

The Red Arrow can be operated as a stand-alone unit and does not need any additional soft- or hardware.

In 3G or HD the Red Arrow can operate with 20 channels recording and replays, while it provides four physical outputs. When Red Arrow runs in 3G / HD mode, the server offers 20 channels of 3G.'s BlackJack 4K is a three in, two out 4K 50p server. With the brand new BlackJack 3G, 16 channels of 3G can be recorded, and up to three operators can edit four channels (slomo and highlights) with independent crossfade outputs – or the Blackjack can work as a 5-channel 4K 50p slow-motion machine.

12TB SSD, enough to record 266 hour of HD at 100 Mbit/s, are already on board. On all 12 input channels DMR is available. The BlackJack 4K can also search and mark clips on three 4K 50p channels simultaneously (during continuous recording) and deliver two channels of 4K 50p with the ability to fade between two separate signals.

For viewing recorded material BlackJack integrates with standard full HD monitors for displaying the interface with built-in multiviewer. BlackJack supports a large set of codecs: MJPEG, ProRes 422, DVCPro HD, AVID DNxHD, XDCAM 50Mbit, MPEG2, MPEG4, H264, DVCPro50, DVCProHD, DV25, IMX and containers natively compatible with Apple Final Cut, Avid, Adobe Premiere, GVG Canopus.

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