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ABCs Monday Night Football Turns To Chyron For Animations

Duet HyperX provides greater flexibility and enhanced animations (September 06, 2005)

Chyrons Duet HyperX units will once again be pressed into action to generate superior 3-D graphics and enhanced animated effects for this seasons ABC Monday Night Football. The 2005 NFL season commences with its opening kick-off from Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA and Foxboro, MA on September 8th.

With the help of Chyrons Duet HyperX and combined with award-winning Lyric graphics software, ABCs Monday Night Football graphics team no longer has to contend with static player headshots and statistical information. ?By using the Duet HyperX, all player messages including the headshots are going to be animated, says Phil Carmichael, Director of Creative Services for Chyron. Carmichael adds that the ABC crew wanted the ability to have animations on both channels and the HyperX makes that possible. ?They can actually have something animating on one channel and switch to the other channel and call up another graphic without interrupting the first, he says.

Another advantage of dual-channel animations, according to Carmichael, is the ability to playback much more animation including 3-D objects with multiple texture maps. ?From the graphic sense, theyre [ABC] now able to fly everything around?and they can have these live looking headshots. The broadcast is flashier, theres more motion and its more energetic, he says.

Carmichael also adds that similar to ESPN and FOX Sports, graphics generated by the Duet HyperX for ABCs Monday Night Football are upconverted to HD as the game airs live.

?ABCs Monday Night Football remains a staple of die-hard football fans and casual spectators alike, says Rich Hajdu, Chyrons VP of sales and marketing. ?Chyron is honored to remain a part of the broadcast for the fifth consecutive year and to have its Duet HyperX play a vital role in both improving the on-air product and increasing viewers enjoyment.

With searing speed and powerful, real-time HD and SD animation, Chyrons flagship Duet HyperX is recognized as the worlds fastest character generator. Breakthrough engineering, coupled with Chyrons Lyric CG and graphics application make the high-performance Duet HyperX the definitive choice for mobile live broadcast and production operations. The Duet HyperX can also be upgraded to utilize two software-switchable HD/SD channels which can integrate two compressed HD/ SD clip players. The systems truly unique architecture allows for effortless switching between HD and SD formats.

About Chyron
With unwavering clarity of vision, Chyron (OTC BB: CYRO) continues to define and dominate the world of broadcast graphics. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry. From the compact Micro-X to the blazing Hyper-X SD/HD, Chyrons exceptional Duet product line brings unmatched, 2D and 3D graphics creation and performance to the most demanding studio and mobile operations. Rounding out Chyrons graphics offerings are still and clip servers, ticker and telestration systems, and MOS newsroom integration solutions. The ChyTV product line leverages Chyrons broadcast expertise with video graphics devices for microcasting and digital displays. Chyron has a unique, 30-year history of service and support for its products that far exceeds that of most manufacturers.

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