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Chyrons CodiStrator Brings Re-Plays To Life For GiantsNew features yield greatly enhanced telestrating visual action capabilities (October 18, 2005)
Former NY Giant's punter Phil McConkey (green sweater) and radio commentator Bob Papa use Chyron's Codistrator to digitally illustrate key plays during the Giant's pre-game show from Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
?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.
With unwavering clarity of vision, Chyron 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 MicroX to the HD/SD-switchable HyperX HD/SD, 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, channel branding and telestration systems, and MOS newsroom integration solutions. The ChyTV group leverages Chyrons broadcast expertise with video graphics devices for television information displays and digital signage. Chyron has a unique, 30-year history of service and support for its products that far exceeds that of most manufacturers.
For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company website at www.chyron.com (OTC BB: CYRO).
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