Petach Tikva, Israel March 16th, 2016 – Pixellot, a leading provider of fully automated sports casting solutions today announced the next release of its Lemur sports production solution for the long-tail market. The new version introduces an SDK for the Pixellot Video Player, enabling web portals and sport application developers to easily integrate the player into their media platforms and enrich them with high quality sports content. With the SDK supporting Windows, iOS and Android based operation systems, sportscasts can now be offered on any device and any platform, both as live streams and VOD.
The Pixellot player, available at the App store (view here), delivers ultra-high resolution footage to the second screen. Captured by panoramic camera heads, live footage is uploaded as HD and 4K streams to the cloud and from there is fed into the Pixellot Mobile App Engine. With the separate processing of the two streams, footage can be made available either as conventional sportscasts or as interactive surround video, the latter of which offering a unique viewing experience where fans can navigate back and forth in time and space in order to follow their favorite players and replay any moment of the game. Intuitive tagging and clipping tools enable viewers to easily slice and share highlight clips.
Click here to see the Pixellot mobile application and surround video.
Based on Pixellots ‘capture-it-all’ concept, the system supports fully automatic production for various sports including basketball and soccer, enabling media providers, clubs, schools, venues and coaches to produce high-quality videos without a person in the loop. With Pixellot’s advanced auto-tracking capabilities, unmanned shooting and production is possible even under difficult lighting conditions, both indoors and outdoors. Through a web-based management interface, shooting can be scheduled and monitored from remote, making it effortless and affordable for previously uncovered amateur events.
“With the new version of our Lemur system, high quality auto-production of sports games has become a reality”, says Alon Werber, Pixellot’s CEO. “The Lemur finally provides that affordable last mile sports casting solution for the long tail market. With the Pixellot player easily integrating with web-based or mobile applications, media providers can now deliver attractive sport content to generation Y that is used to interactive media consumption on multiple devices.”
Click here to see samples of Pixellot auto-production:
Pixellot offers innovative, affordable alternatives to traditional video capture, production and distribution systems, for both professional and amateur sport events. Pixellot’s patent-pending technology solution streamlines the production workflow by deploying an unmanned multi-camera system in a single, fixed rig (with additional angles as required), to cover the entire field, and offering a stitched panoramic image. Advanced algorithms enable an automatic coverage of the flow of play. Pixellot was founded at 2013 by Dr. Miky Tamir and Gal Oz, both bringing with them extensive experience in Broadcasting and Media technologies, as well as in the sports technology industry.
Pixellot systems are deployed by broadcasters, production companies, sports portals and coaching solution providers around the globe.
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