Case study : Automating live camera positions in college basketball productions (featuring Oklahoma University and EVS’s VP Solutions Architecture Nestor Amaya)
For men and women’s college basketball productions, the number of cameras is a primary focus of attention; more cameras means more opportunities to enhance the storytelling of a game. However, while extending the camera coverage is a great way to increase viewer engagement, it also increases operational costs. To overcome this challenge, production teams can choose to automate key camera positions, by integrating a solution built on EVS’ AI-driven Overcam autonomous system and the ShotTracker sensor-based system. In this case study, we’ll show how basketball venues equipped with ShotTracker can make use of a single EVS Overcam system to drive PTZ cameras simultaneously from a wide range of positions and assignments including center court wide, tight, slash, high-behind, reverse and more. This allows productions to gain extra camera coverage at an affordable price, as well as deliver the high-quality shots they need thanks to Overcam’s ability to mimic the traditional framing for each position.