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asu
11-21-2012, 06:22 PM
We recently had a Tricaster 855 and 3Play 425 installed in our basketball arena. We also use DataLink and LiveText to interface with our Daktronics scoreboard system for live scores, clock, etc.

Our conference requires a feed to the official at court side in charge of replays that contains a camera and (game and shot) clock data overlaid.

Here are my questions:

1. Can we take the Tricaster output and make it one of the inputs on the 3Play so that we can always use 3Play output B as that source for the official replay person? Whenever our program output shows the game it also has the required data coming in via the DataLink/LiveText/Daktronics interface.

2. If the above can be done this will limit us to three cameras since the fourth input is taken up by the Tricaster output. Is there a way to get our fourth camera back into the 3Play and still have this scenario work?

3. If none of this can be done as described does anyone have a suggestion on the best way we can provide the feed to the official's location at court side?

Thanks!

SBowie
11-22-2012, 08:07 AM
2. If the above can be done this will limit us to three cameras since the fourth input is taken up by the Tricaster output. Is there a way to get our fourth camera back into the 3Play and still have this scenario work?Yes. And no. In that order, sorry.


Whenever our program output shows the game it also has the required data coming in via the DataLink/LiveText/Daktronics interface.Since it seems like the program out - or clips from it, which have the requisite overlays embedded - appear to be what you need to send the officials, and assuming the 3Play is otherwise serving for production replay purposes ... it seems to me that one solution would be to do just that. That is, don't use the 3Play for the feed to the ref at all. Add a TimeWarp to your 855, capture Program to one of the DDR's, assign that DDR to Aux, and use that pipeline to supply the secondary feed. The downside is that this approach probably requires another replay operator.