Marking and Managing Events

To keep track of all the events during a sports game where the video assistant referee has to intervene to come to a final decision, e.g. fouls, offside, buzzer beater situations, in or out calls, etc., and to easily jump to these moments at any time during the game or afterwards for analyzing the referee decisions, the Xeebra Client allows each event to be saved or protected on the server's loop recording and assigned a meaningful label. The marker denoting the event can coincide with a single timecode, or can span a certain period of time, i.e. include a start and end timecode.

All events created by the user are included in a list that can be quickly consulted from within the Client interface. If necessary, an event can be removed again or its label can be edited. Events created with other Xeebra Client applications can also be displayed. The user can quickly navigate to important situations by clicking the corresponding event in the Events list.

All events are stored on the connected Xeebra servers with the following characteristics:

a single timecode or In and Out timecodes;
a meaningful label;
an indication of whether or not the event is protected;
the image of the offside line without wireframe (only for an offside line event);
the list of all cameras assigned to the currently selected preset(s) (for both main and secondary screens);
the list of cameras selected at the time the event was marked (i.e. the so-called "event-related" cameras):
on the secondary screen if you are working with two screens;
on the main screen if there is only one screen.
the ID of the Client.

The list of events and the corresponding video clips can be exported from the Xeebra server using the Xeebra Export application. See section "Exporting Events".

If you have configured the Client settings to protect events, whenever you create In/Out events, these sections of the server's loop recording will not be overwritten. All the images from the cameras displayed in the mosaic and any audio associated with the videos of the In/Out events will be protected. The event protection option is deselected b y default. To configure the automatic protection of events, please refer to Protecting Events.

Only the In/Out events created after the option has been selected will be protected. Likewise, when the option is deselected, any previously protected events that were created will remain protected.

A protected event can be unprotected or re-protected, by selecting its Lock toggle button in the Events list. Once an event is unprotected, it can be loop recorded and will therefore be lost.

The Lock button may be displayed in different colors, to reflect the event's effective status on the server.

If the Lock button is blue , the event is protected on the server. If the Lock button is white , it is not protected. 

When a protected event is created, several resolutions for each camera and potentially the audio stream are protected. If any of these are unavailable when the event is displayed in the list, the lock button will be orange, to show that it is not completely protected. This is the case for example, when the server of the camera used to make a clip is not currently available.

When a protected event has been loop recorded, if it is unprotected, you will be asked to confirm your choice. The event will disappear from the Events list.



Protected events are not permanently created events. Whenever the server configuration is changed, any protected events will be cleared. A pop-up will ask you to confirm the clear.

As more events are protected, they will reduce the server's storage capacity, causing the loop recording to be repeated more frequently. This will restrict how far back you will be able to browse and should be taken into account for long productions. You can check the amount of remaining storage in the Network and Server Monitoring tab in the Global Settings.

Protected events can be played in the same way as other events. When it has not been loop recorded, it is possible to browse and play out the record train before and after the protected event.

When an event that has been loop recorded is played, the screen is outlined in orange, to indicate that it is being played in protected event playout mode. It is then only possible to browse within the event.

A permanent event can only be created from the video of a protected event once the event protection has been deactivated and only BEFORE this section has been loop recorded, i.e. when it is still possible to browse this part of the record train. When a protected event is displayed on screen, the event creation buttons will not be available.

Protected events can be exported along with any associated audio, in the same way as other events.