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IBIS and Grass Valley strengthen dynamic Sports offering


Ranmore, UK, 17th March 2009:  IBIS and Grass Valley™ have today announced that they are working together to produce a dynamic sports logging tool using the award winning IBIS Highlighter application. 

Highlighter, CSI Award winner for Best Media Management solution, is designed to improve the live-to-air highlights workflow.  Using the power of IBIS Media Management applications with the performance of the Grass Valley K2 Summit media client, the whole fast-turnaround production process can be improved. 

Highlighter allows an operator to log points of interest on live multi-camera ISO locked feeds from sporting, studio or other live event.  In addition to marking the highlights of the event being viewed, the operator can capture validated metadata alongside the point of interest.  The unique method of metadata capture means that this validated metadata can be used to trigger live to air graphics on playout of the highlights.  So the winning horse in a race could be tagged instantly with the name of the horse, the jockey and the closing odds all of which can be used to create the live graphics on playout. 

Highlighter will be tightly integrated to the new Grass Valley K2 Summit platform. K2 Summit provides immediate replay functionality, fast cue times, dynamic port allocation, and high quality slow motion. 

“Grass Valley is very enthusiastic about this collaboration with IBIS,” said Matt Allard, Market Development Manager for Grass Valley.  “The Highlighter integration represents the first such arrangement with K2 Summit in an ongoing strategy to position the server as the most versatile production platform available to customers.”  

IBIS Development Manager Andrew Johnston is “very much looking forward to exploiting the power and versatility of the new server from Grass Valley.  It is perfectly suited to the live production of media which sits well with our Highlighter application”.
The combination of Highlighter and K2 Summit brings customers a dynamic and reliable live action production solution.

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