Features

Produce meaningful content quickly

Boost your efficiency

To keep fans engaged, you’ve got to present relevant, timely data that corresponds to the gameplay at hand. With Maestro | Sports, you can produce and playout stunning action-based, data-driven, real-time 3D graphics, tracked-to-field graphics, and video with unmatched speed and ease. All from a single cost-effective solution that streamlines your entire live sports workflow. In fact, it’s so easy to use, a single operator can control your whole show from one interface.

Work easier with a smart UI

Maestro | Sports comes with a ready-to-use interface to help get you started on covering basketball and football (aka soccer). But this is no ordinary interface; its groundbreaking design features dynamic intelligence, enabling you to easily modify, customize, or create your own UI for any sports, production, or operational need. Simply drag and drop elements and add the functions you want—no scripting or programming required.

Enhance stories with data integration

No need to track down the latest stats, player pics, lineups, and other info nuggets to empower your storytelling. Maestro | Sports can be linked to any sports data—including feeds from STATS, Opta, Sportradar, and others—to provide the content fans want fast. It supports MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Excel, Microsoft Access, Text, and XML. And it connects with all scoreboard protocols to integrate scores, game clocks, and other relevant data into your graphics production.

Increase production value

With real-time graphics and video playout capabilities in one, you can produce more compelling, richly dynamic content than your standard graphics system alone. Present a basketball player’s dunk stats in a graphic framing a highlight reel of all his dunks in the season. Display team lineups with video of each player next to their name. And insert wipes and transitions for dramatic effect or to bring context to how your story elements connect.

Update graphics on the fly

Once connected to a real-time database, Maestro | Sports can automatically populate any Maestro | Designer-created graphic with the latest game, team, and player information and images. Even new stats and lineup changes will automatically update as soon as the data is available, minimizing potential on-air mistakes in today’s dynamic and demanding live sports production. You can even preview data before it goes to air to make sure there aren’t any errors.

Tie graphics to the field

Maestro | Sports comes with an image-based tracking engine and chroma key capabilities, enabling you to present virtual and augmented reality graphics that are tracked and tied to the field, court, or other playing surface—all from the same UI. Create first down lines, virtual formations and starting lineups, 9-meter circles, distance to goal indicators, and even virtual elements such as team logos, 3D objects, and advertising.

Get full video playout control

Maestro | Sports features an embedded video server, enabling you to control graphics and video playout from the same system. Play video clips and playlists from its internal storage or from external storage such as Avid NEXIS. This eliminates the need for a VTR operator and additional video player. And it frees up the replay operator to focus on his/her job. That said, you can also use Maestro | Sports to control an external video server, such as Avid FastServe, for instant replays.

Gain unique intelligence logic—coming soon

Wondering if you’re sending the right content to air at the right time? Let the built-in intelligence logic serve as your friendly advisor. This clever UI technology analyzes every play action and suggests what would be the best data and graphics template to air—and when—according to a set of logical rules and real-time game data. Not only will this improve the relevancy and accuracy of your content, it eliminates mistakes and the need for a graphics coordinator.

Run your show your way

Get flexible operation

Maestro | Sports is incredibly flexible. You can choose to run your entire show with just a single operator. Or if you need more support to handle different facets of a larger, more complex production, you can divide tasks between two or three operators and UIs, all controlling the same Maestro | Sports system.

Present content across multiple platforms

Maestro | Sports gives you the flexibility to present and route content the way you want. With up to 16 output channels available, you can produce and playout content to multiple feeds and for multiple purposes, such as for social media and digital platforms. For example, you can send your main feed to air, a different graphics layer to your digital media, and an animated background across your studio’s video walls.

Cover any sport, anywhere

Thanks to its smart UI, you can easily customize the Maestro | Sports interface to scale to any type of sports production—whether you’re covering major league teams, college games, or your local rubber duck derby. The system’s compact design also enables you to set up operation practically anywhere—in a studio, a booth at the game, or in an OB van. Plus, you get the same intuitive operation, whether you access the interface using a desktop computer, laptop, or touchscreen device.