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ChyronHego partners Panasonic to strengthen sports entertainment solution

US-based broadcast and data visualisation provider ChyronHego has announced that it will be partnering with Panasonic to develop solutions using the latter’s new IT/IP-centric next-generation live production platform on its Click Effects PRIME graphics engine.

The pairing of ChyronHego and Panasonic will bring together powerful capabilities and versatility to modern sports entertainment, both companies said. 

Click Effects PRIME unites the advanced authoring and rendering of ChyronHego’s renowned PRIME Graphics Platform with Click Effects’ easy-to-use tools to simplify the design and playout of dynamic content in a stadium or arena. Tight integration with the PRIME Graphics Platform will enable keyframed actions to be made available to any SDI- or DVI-powered display of any aspect ratio. 

In the new open architecture system from Panasonic, all processing is GPU-based and all the processing layers are performed in one step. Inputs/outputs can be provisioned based on overall bandwidth, and user interfaces follow best practices from popular desktop programs. It also supports virtually any kind of signal in a single server. 

Fully resolution- and format-independent, the solution offers uncompressed processing, true uncompressed 4K inputs, and full simultaneous support of baseband and IP signals for a smooth transition to IP. While this system is IP-based at its core, following SMPTE ST 2110 protocols, it can also easily be adapted to support SDI (up to 12G). 

“With its new IT/IP video platform, Panasonic takes on many of the challenges of live production in the IP realm,” said Olivier Cohen, senior vice-president of marketing for ChyronHego. “Together, our technologies and solutions offer a compelling solution for stadium and arena deployments.”

Michael Bergeron, Panasonic Broadcast Camera Systems’ senior product manager, added: “Sitting at the heart of in-venue entertainment, this video processing architecture can play the role of video processor, scaler, mixer, or server — a uniquely versatile solution that pairs well with Click Effects PRIME for the latest in live venue production and maximum fan engagement.”

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