Viz Arena™ enables broadcasters to place virtual 3D graphics into their live coverage of a sports event. Live sports enhancements include virtual advertisements, distance measurements, record or offside lines, player pointers, tied-to-field telestration graphics, heat maps, team badges, line-ups, or starting grids. All effects can be superimposed on the live signal or on instant replays.

  • Real-time graphics for sports
  • Tied-to-field graphics
  • Real-time virtual ads
  • Record lines
  • Player pointers
  • Heat maps
  • Instant replay
  • Available for every sport
  • Virtual sports enhancements
  • Mechanical camera tracking
  • Image-based camera tracking
  • Data-driven graphics

Virtual 3D graphics and enhancements

Capitalize on your sports content through targeted, multi-regional virtual advertising with Viz Arena. Visualize the dynamics of the game whether for reviewing critical referee decisions, measuring the athlete’s performance or to visually assist the viewers to focus on the key action of the game. Viz Arena is the perfect solution to superimpose any kind of virtual 3D graphics over the live coverage of every sporting event.

Image-based tracking

For select sports, Viz Arena incorporates an image-based camera tracking engine. Based on state-of-the-art image processing technology that is also applied in Vizrt’s flagship sports analysis system Viz Libero, Viz Arena can track cameras in real-time based on a clean video feed. This makes it possible to apply graphics to the field without mechanical tracking heads. The tracking engine recognizes the pattern of the pitch, thereby creating a camera calibration model. Viz Arena then applies a sophisticated tracking algorithm relying on image features. Mechanical tracking with calibration heads can be used for any sport.

Data-driven graphics & instant replays

The flexibility of Viz Arena allows integration with any type of sports data provider, like Stats or Opta, for live player tracking or statistical data. Visualize the data tied-to-field or above-field and attach graphics to the appropriate player or position on the field. For superimposing graphics onto unknown terrains as in Golf, Viz Arena also integrates with laser measurement devices. Instant replay effects are achieved easily using the tight integration with EVS replay servers.

For every sport

All elements of Viz Arena are extremely versatile. Virtual graphics can be applied to every sport event and under any condition. No matter if the graphics need to be displayed on a flat soccer field, on a race course or on an uneven golf green, the calibration process and the handling of the graphics will be identical. This guarantees a consistent workflow, easy setup, and minimal training for the operators. Viz Arena relies on a compact and mobile two-box hardware solution.

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