Vizrt Intros Immersive Football Analysis Tool

Vizrt is offering a new tool for broadcast studio: Viz Libero AR. Just in time for the World Cup, Viz Libero AR combines the analysis power of Viz Libero with augmented reality (AR) graphics, creating a new way for sports presenters to tell the story of the action on the field.

“Viz Libero AR brings the pitch into the studio, giving the fans the experience of analyzing the most important plays with the experts,” says Remo Ziegler, Vizrt’s VP product management sports. “The seamless transition between Viz Libero AR and Viz Libero analysis clips lets the viewers sit in the first row at all times, be it in the studio or on the pitch.”

Viz Libero combines 3D replays and virtual graphics from any sport to provide deeper, multi-angle analysis of key plays and moments within the game. A photorealistic 3D view based on the original game footage enriched with analysis graphics are placed as AR elements in front of the sports presenter in the studio.

Studio cameras control the angle of the field tying together the studio and the analysis. The sports presenter can interactively control the action using an iPad or touchscreen.

Viz Libero will be on display at April’s NAB Show at Vizrt’s stand, SL2416, at which it will also showcase other sports innovations for the World Cup. This includes visualizing player tracking, interactive graphics and augmented reality tools for the studio. Teams and coaching staff will be able to see the latest version of Viz Libero designed to help them break down key plays of the game. For American football, Viz Arena’s Down and Distance package has been enhanced with new features for the 2018 season. Vizrt will also show optical ad replacement system, Viz Eclipse.


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