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Chyrons CodiStrator Brings NY Giants Re-Plays To LifeNew features yield greatly enhanced telestrating visual action capabilities (January 19, 2005)
When the New York Giants looked to telestrate the plays, patterns and tendencies of the rival team for their pre-game show produced in Giant Stadium, they went to Chyron and the new CodiStrator to bring the re-plays to life. The greatly enhanced telestrating capabilities of the CodiStrator give the operator creative graphic choices to bring clarity to live-action strategy analysis for the New York Giants.
?Our Sunday morning pre-game shows focus on the team that we are playing that afternoon, says Stephen Venditti, broadcast technology Manager for the NY Giants. ?So, for example, the fans are watching and we are showing them what to expect from the Baltimore Ravens. Our on-air operator, Phil McConkey, uses the CodiStrator to sort out the action of the play in a clear, concise manner not possible with older technology.
Through the new battery of features, the CodiStrator can now telestrate game or any presentation action with increased facility. For the New York Giants and operator Phil McConkey (A former wide-receiver on the team in 1986 for Super Bowl XXI), the CodiStrator allows him to do the familiar real-time line drawing, but additionally allows a shadow effect where a player is highlighted and everything else in the frame is darkened. McConkey can add numbered bullets to a string of wide receivers and pull straight lines with arrows from each bullet to illustrate the action about to take place.
?The new things that this machine can do are simply amazing, says Venditti. ?McConkey does everything on camera at once. Hes telestrating on the fly and, therefore, moving the guest coaches and players through an analysis more quickly. He is switching from lines to numbers to shadows to arrows using five different things at once and all while hes talking on camera. This gives us a very in-depth, easy to understand presentation that our fans love.
The CodiStrator delivers live, animated digital telestration power that offers editable, resizable animated bullets with numeric increments to help a sportcaster or a news anchorman identify the elements of the action in a specific order of occurrence. This is accomplished through the availability of a large number of animated or static logos, icons and ?stickers that can be rapidly ? walked over the live video and/or pasted while on-line over semi-transparent or solid backgrounds. The ?Spotlight feature is user editable and highlights a specific area of detail. The spotlight can also be walked over the live video to follow a point of action. Additionally, animated or static logos can be turned into ?cursors and can be moved freely anywhere over a live video image.
Says Jim Martinolich, Vice President of Product Management for Chyron, ?We developed the CodiStrator to give the operator an abundance of presentation options, while maintaining a very simple to user interface. The simplicity and ease of use was a primary design concern as the CodiStrator will be used in live and on-air situations by non-technical people. We believe the CodiStrator brings a much needed level of sophistication for presenters ranging from broadcast studios, corporate media presentations, press conferences, training sessions and board meetings to remote truck operations and sports event programming, hospital and medical training, and college and high school classroom training.
Chyron Corporation (OTC BB: CYRO), the company the Whole World Watches, is a leading developer of broadcast television graphics software and hardware ranging from high-definition turnkey systems to OEM board-level solutions. Since introducing its first character generator in 1970, Chyron has become an industry standard whose brand name is synonymous with broadcast television graphics. Chyron's current product line includes the Duet/Lyric family of graphic and animation systems, Aprisa still and clip store systems, video mixing solutions, telestration, OEM board-level products, asset management, and more.
For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company website at www.chyron.com.
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