Football is in full effect and Dallas ISD's John Kincaide Stadium begins the football season with new ways to entertain fans and improve the overall game experience. Recent renovations include a new video board, sound system and HD video system.
The system features a NewTek TriCaster video switcher production powerhouse and 3Play replay system. The video switcher is capable of switching four live cameras and has the ability to playback graphics and video clips. The 3Play system can record four angles of replay simultaneously and playback two angles at the same time ensuring every play is captured from varied angles.
"The new system provides a way for fans to stay engaged throughout the entire game, especially between plays, timeouts, intermissions and even before the game." Video and Audio Production Supervisor, Carrey Hollands says.
There are multiple connection points in the stadium for a camera to connect into the system as well as a robotic camera mounted to the scoreboard for a unique angle of gameplay. A Blackmagic Design video router handles all incoming and outgoing signals. A video router is a great asset that adds flexibility and minimizes cabling and clutter in the rack, eliminating the need for distribution amps. A Clear-Com intercom system keeps the camera operators in contact with the technical director at all times during the game via intercom tie lines to each camera location.
"The upgraded system allows us to bring out the best of each game with the support of video and audio elements and we're hopeful we can incorporate students in next year's productions." states Hollands.