Low-Cost Solution for Scoreboard Overlay insertion for Coach's review and Archive.
Perfect for Arenas, Stadiums, and Colleges looking for a low-cost solution to provide visual insertion of Scoreboard systems Scoring and Timing Data into High Definition Video (HD-SDI) feeds. Developed for a High Profile NBA Arena, this system is now available for general release. Small footprint 1RU Chassis.
Available in Basketball, Hockey, Football, Vollyball configurations.
For more information, see SCOREMARK on our PRODUCTS page, or give us a call.
Graphics Outfitters signs Cooperation Agreement with The Academy of Lower Thirds, Inc.
Graphics Outfitters is pleased to announce the adoption of a comprehensive "Cooperation Agreement" with The Acadamy of Lower Thirds, Inc. of Bethpage, NY.
The Acadamy of Lower Thirds, is an innovative training, integration, and workflow consulting agency comprised of what is viewed by industry leaders as "the best of the best" of former Chyron training and integration employees.
Graphics Outfitters will leverage The Academy of Lower Thirds, Inc to provide on-site operations training, and system integration of Graphics Outfitters inventory of pre-owned Chyron graphics systems.
Graphics Outfitters National Sales Manager explains. "We have begun acquiring large inventories of Pre-Owned Chyron™ HyperX3 systems from major television networks as they transition to alternative platforms. There is still a great market for these pre-owned systems which are affordably priced compared to new systems. However, many customers require a complete solution which includes training and on-site integration and check-out capabilities. The signing of this cooperation agreement with the Academy of Lower Thirds provides us with the "missing piece of the puzzle." This now allows us to provide a complete package of the services that these customers may require."
Integrate your Motion Graphics System to your Tricaster™ over IVGA
So obvious, you'll say.... "Why didn't I think of that?"
Announcing IVGA Connect™. The simplest and most economical way to import your existing Graphics Workflow and Assets to the streaming marketplace via the Newtek Tricaster. Now connect HD-SDI BNC based graphics systems to the Tricaster without using scarce HD-SDI BNC inputs. Simply connect your HD-SDI Key (Alpha) and Fill signals from your existing graphics system, and IVGA Connect™ will make all of your assets available to the Tricaster over the Gigabit Ethernet based IVGA protocol. Also, when not using IVGA Connect™ for graphics, IVGA Connect™ can provide an extra HD-SDI input for other sources, i.e. cameras, etc.
For more information, see IVGA Connect on our PRODUCTS page, or give us a call.
Leading-edge rendering in a portable
Now you can take VizrtTM Engine with you! Graphics Outfitters is pleased to announce the availability of the first Vizrt certified portable computing system.
This custom designed unit is available in single or dual-channel, with solid-state hard drives, Matrox X.m10 Video I/Os and NVidia Quadro 4000 & 5000 GPU's. Packaged in a custom-designed Portabrace carrying tote, the Vizrt Engine portable from Graphics Outfitters is sized for airline carry-on, fitting in most overhead compartments.
Contact us today about a customized portable built to your specifications.
For more information about Vizrt Engine portable, click on the PRODUCTS link at the top of this webpage.
At NAB 2012, we introduced our latest tool for scorebug creation, ScoreHDTM. Graphics Outfitters has designed a simple and easy to use timing, scoring & event data designer application to create your own bug look at a very low cost. But don't let the price tag fool you, ScoreHD offers a wide range of features that several alternatives don't:
- Full fledged animation
- Image sequence support
- Layout customization
- Simple Glow and Blurring Effects
- Popups and drop-down support
- Support for multiple sports
- Sibling client application (specific to each sport's requirements)
- And much more!
Available in 3 versions, Pro, Lite and Chroma - providing a cost-effective solution no matter what your budget. If you missed us at NAB, we are currently scheduled to be at CSVS, infocomm and TAB. Check our EVENTS listing for show details.
For more information about ScoreHD, click on the PRODUCTS link at the top of this page.
Social Media Simplified
TweetTick™, The Social Media solution from Graphics Outfitters, integrates social networking seamlessly into any television broadcast or stream.
With a simplified Windows 7 interface and HD real-time renderer, TweetTick is easy to use for on-air display of popular social media feeds including Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
TweetTick is a state-of-the-art rack-mount system with 1080i/720p outputs, and local or remote user access over IP. Full featured, user-friendly software is included at no extra cost.
More and more viewers today tweet while watching live TV than ever before. Did you know the top 10 most popular network “social shows” had marked increases in gross ratings points? Join the social media revelation today with TweetTick!
The Phoenix Suns & the Golden State Warriors have completed another NBA season using Graphics Outfitters Dueo 2TM portable systems. Bob Adlhoch, Broadcast Producer/Director for the Suns commented on Graphics Outfitters' service and support:
“I have rented a portable Duet from Graphics Outfitters for the past 4 seasons and couldn’t be happier. Besides the machines being lightning fast and very reasonably priced, we save at least an hour each day in production time by not having to make a disk copy to the truck Duet. We plug it in and it’s ready to go. Not having to make a “copy list” during the day of pages or image files that need to be copied back at the end of the night saves time and ensures that if you had it one night, you’ll have it the next.
The customer service provided by Graphics Outfitters is second to none. On the rare occasions we have needed technical support, GO staff was always available and able to talk our operators through the solutions. As producers, we go to such great lengths to ensure the consistent quality of our broadcasts. Traveling my own Duet from Graphics Outfitters has become a necessity for me and the Phoenix Suns.”
The Suns finished the second half of the season strong, scoring over 100 points per game in 18 out of 34. Along with national broadcasts and NBA TV, the Suns can be seen in their markets on Fox Sports Arizona.
The Golden State Warriors finished their second season under new ownership. Comcast SportNet Bay Area HD coverage included over 33 Warriors games and Comcast Digital Cable ON DEMAND.
Graphics Outfitters is excited to present ScoreOCRTM for Clock Cam optical character recognition. This OCR program is able to translate any SD or HD Clock Cam feed into serial data within a 1/10th of a second and no discernible margin of error.
With ScoreOCR, you will no longer need to "squeeze" down a clock camera to show non-serial scoreboard data. This application is completely compatiable with a variety existing render engines and is the perfect solution for timing and scoring at the high school and college broadcasts and webcasts. Video trucks and the TV industry have been looking for this solution for years, and Graphics Outfitters has the answer.
We have also created solutions to bring your scoring information and ship it via IP anywhere. This can be to a graphics system, database, website or hand-held device, even deliver it as a Daktronics compliant serial data stream. We want to bring Score OCR to your application rather than you having to change anything to bring Score OCR to you.
We have integrated solutions that include a desk-top or laptop system as well as stand-alone I/O board and software packages. Contact us for more information. Check out our PDF to read a little more on our product.
Setup is fast and easy! Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwAz_P1ned8
New Orleans, LA:
Graphics Outfitters introduced it's latest product development at the Alliance Productions annual meeting in New Orleans with the addition of SketchHDTM. SketchHD is a multi-format HD/SD switchable Telestration system with a simplified operator interface similar to the industry standard Codi Sketchpad™.
SketchHD is a touchscreen menu driven application providing rapid operator familiarization and workflow integration with a simplified user interface familiar to operators of legacy analog systems. SketchHD supports most common broadcast formats and frame rates in both 4:3 and 16:9. SketchHD has both fill and key outputs, with preview w/overlay to the remote touchscreen/operator location.
SketchHD is based on "open profiles" Video I/O and industry standard hardware profiles. This provides the ability to run alternate applications as the remote production workflow requires by simply transferring software enabling devices for applications such as Chyron Lyric™ and Ventuz™ based FoxBox as a backup for on-site dedicated system hardware failures. Thus providing piece of mind to Network Operators, Remote Production Companies, and crew that on-site mission critical graphics systems can employ the SketchHD system for emergency backup situations.
Graphics Outfitters National Sales Manager Rich Foley commented "We are pleased with the performance and simplified user interface provided by SkechHD. We want to thank those companies and individuals who collaborated with Graphics Outfitters on this endeavor to this unique multi-use platform".