College basketball

Lubbock Christian University Hosts NJCAA Women's National Tournament

Another exciting college basketball season is in the books! 

For the second year in a row, Lubbock Christian University (LCU) was selected to host the NJCAA Women's National Basketball Championship. LCU's Rip Griffin Center is outfitted with an MSG production system powered by NewTek, capable of running up to four cameras, instant replay and graphics.  This system program is used to broadcast to television, the web and to the video board in the arena. 

 

The control room in the Rip Griffin Center 

The control room in the Rip Griffin Center 

Rip Griffin Center - Lubbock, TX

Rip Griffin Center - Lubbock, TX

Baseline camera operator 

Baseline camera operator 

The system is also capable of broadcasting play-by-play announcers to the web stream, keeping fans engaged in the game. The announcers conveniently sit courtside with a video monitor to see the final web stream, allowing them to comment on replays and graphics.

The NJCAA has partnered with BlueFrame Technology to not only bring live action to the fans via web streaming, but also provide on-demand content straight from the conference's website to be watched at a later time.  BlueFrame has also released a new app that is compatible with Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV Roku boxes and other content streaming devices to deliver the games directly to your TV.

Check out BlueFrame's blog regarding the Championship:

https://www.blueframetech.com/blog/blueframe-production-njcaa-basketball-championships/

 

This year Gulf Coast State took the title against Trinity Valley 87 - 63.

 

For additional reading check out the following links:  

 http://njcaalubbock2017.org/

http://www.visitlubbock.org/event/njcaa-womens-division-i-national-basketball-championship/

Horned Frogs are NIT CHAMPS

TCU basketball is on the move.   Congratulations to the Horned Frogs on their NIT championship!  Speaking of moving, Media Support Group provided TCU with a portable video production solution in the newly renovated Ed and Mae Schollmaier Arena.  Commonly called a "flypack", this portable solution allows for TCU to produce separate content for the in-house audience, rather than displaying a program feed from the broadcast center as had been the practice previously.

 

Powered by NewTek TriCaster 460 and 3Play 425 components, the flypack receives SDI camera signaling over fiber from the remote broadcast center and allows the on-site operator to capture and replay camera angles independently, providing fans with multiple slomo angles of the highlights that elevated the Horned Frogs to a championship level.

 

While using the flypack to select multiple slomo replays greatly enhances the entertainment value for the fans, this functionality also expands the amount and value of inventory available to sponsors.  Possibilities for video production of other TCU athletic events are also expanded by the portable nature of the flypack, as well as the ability of the NewTek products to provide clip playback, graphics creation and streaming capability.

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