Vizrt to debut AR-based sports analysis solution at NAB

Vizrt will unveil an upgraded version of its Viz Libero platform during the 2018 NAB Show, integrating augmented reality for deeper analysis of sports.

The new Viz Libero AR system will be shown at booth SL2416 and allow sports presenters to tell the story of the on-field action in a new way.

“Viz Libero AR brings the pitch into the studio, giving the fans the experience of analyzing the most important plays with the experts,” said Remo Ziegler of Vizrt. “The seamless transition between Viz Libero AR and Viz Libero analysis clips lets the viewers sit in the first row at all times, be it in the studio or on the pitch.”

Vizrt notes, Viz Libero combines realistic 3D replays and virtual graphics from any sport to provide deeper, multi-angle analysis of key plays and moments within the game. A photorealistic 3D view based on the original game footage enriched with analysis graphics are placed as AR elements in front of the sports presenter in the studio. Studio cameras control the angle of the field tying together the studio and the analysis. The sports presenter can interactively control the action using an iPad or touchscreen.

“Vizrt’s focus is to expand broadcasters’ sports storytelling capabilities with tools that inform and engage audiences. Viz Libero AR adds a new “wow” effect that viewers will remember from the Football World Cup or any other sports event beyond.”