CG & Graphics Systems

PIERO

Award-Winning Sports Analysis Tool

At a glance

Make Sports Even More Engaging

Imagine if you had an international team of engineers behind you, in charge of taking the world’s state-of-the-art graphic tools and applying them to the specific sport you work on. That’s exactly what PIERO is.

By using image recognition and encoded camera heads to overlay informational and educational graphics on sports content, PIERO empowers you to bring new angles and possibilities to the game, both on the screen and in the studio.

Over 20 Sports Covered

PIERO can apply industry-leading graphics to more than 20 of the world’s major sports. The system combines video-based effects with 3D replays and advanced virtual graphics. The comprehensive palette of effects delivers high-impact technical analysis along with eye candy and increased sponsorship opportunities. These effects can be customised and pre-set for magazine shows and live productions.

State-Of-The Art Analysis

The wide range of effects offered by PIERO includes: 3D tied to field telestration, data visualization (events and tracking), replays in 3D stadium or 3D tactical board, fly between cameras, team line-up, speed and distance, moveable and removable players, virtual run, auto tracking spotlight, and many more.

Cost Effective

Simple installation and real-time workflows make PIERO cost-effective and easy to integrate with existing workflows. Users can apply graphical effects on highlight clips and live SDI feeds. Additionally, PIERO’s ethernet-based touch mode is a game changer for remote production. From a technical and editorial point of view, PIERO strives to deliver systems that provide high efficiency in all scenarios.

Augmented Reality

PIERO’s Augmented Reality effects use encoded camera head tracking to visualize game data on the studio floor for immediate analysis of tactics, incidents, and play. The Virtual Presenter is included with the PIERO Broadcast solution and offers an innovative way to talk space and player decision. The intuitive user interface and optimised workflow ensure the graphics are ready to use in seconds. Additionally, virtual advertisements and sponsorships are possible with all PIERO solutions.

Custom Branding & Graphics

With over fifteen years of experience in sports graphics, the PIERO team has crafted an unrivalled palette of effects that help analyze play patterns and team tactics. The team works closely with clients to develop new styles and customize existing effects. The PIERO team is used to tailor the solution to high-end brand identity and graphical charts since its beginning at BBC Sport. The team continuously works to add new effect renderers and slicker textures for improved graphics.

Intuitive & Interactive

PIERO’s touchscreen interface provides a simple and interactive way to add graphics to a video clip. The intuitive and fully customisable user interface can adapt to any use case, from on-air television debates to locker and hotel room pro team tactical update. As the system is portable and easily extended thanks to its simple TCP/IP connection, it’s a great choice for remote production. PIERO has been designed to allow producers and analysts to make changes up until the last minute and still make it to air!

PIERO Live Down & Distance – American Football

With PIERO Live Down & Distance, operators can quickly and easily deliver the features that fans and sponsors have come to expect from today’s American football productions – First Down Lines, On-Field Branding, Red Zone Fills, Field Goal Range Lines & More!

PIERO Overview Video

PIERO is a state-of-the-art sports graphics and analysis system and an easy to use 3D telestrator with real time workflows.

Editions

Wide Range of Effects

Features

PIERO + Mira Integration

Combining our PIERO Broadcast sports analysis graphics system with the Mira replay system creates a seamlessly integrated live sports storytelling solution. No other solution comes close to matching the speed and efficiency of PIERO+Mira in generating captivating sports analysis graphics for live playout!

Ross Video Communities!

The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.

Specifications

PIERO Broadcast and Live runs on a 2RU AJA Nvidia RTX400 M8.
Integration with leading replay servers:
Mira, EVS XT and IP Director, Grass Valley, Dream Catcher.
Piero club is software only and runs on MacBook Pro 15”.
Encoded Camera heads support is done via Ross Video VCC.
Data supplier supported for Soccer, Baseball, Rugby.
Basketball and Ice Hockey pending.

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