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8K Ultra-High Definition Panoramic Video Enhances Performance Analysis

Ground-Breaking K2-8K Panoramic Video Camera System from Match Analysis

EMERYVILLE, CA – Following extensive investment and in-house design Match Analysis has announced the development of its K2-8K Panoramic Video Camera System. Featuring new, upgraded software and hardware, K2-8K delivers panoramic video resolution in stunning 8K ultra-high definition.

For more than 16 years, Match Analysis has provided cutting-edge video and statistical analysis tools to top soccer (football) clubs, leagues, and media outlets worldwide. Match Analysis innovations and affordable solutions have transformed performance analysis within the sport, revolutionizing how coaches, analysts and players use match video and statistical data to improve player and team performance.

K2-8K will become the latest addition to the company’s leading product suite and builds on the success of the K2 Panoramic Video system, one of the company’s most notable contributions to top tier performance analytics. Match Analysis’ K2 Panoramic Video Camera System introduced teams to a previously unobtainable corner to corner view showing every player throughout the entire match. This unique technology ensured every event including critical off the ball movements could be analyzed, allowing teams to study and improve their performance in more meaningful ways.

”K2 Panoramic Video was the most successful product launch in Match Analysis’s history. It was originally developed to show all 22 players and off the ball movement, and deliver the ideal tactical view for coaches and analysts,” said Mark Brunkhart, President of Match Analysis. “Our clients have confirmed how dependent they have become on K2 Panoramic Video and prefer to work extensively with it rather than broadcast video. Their requirement for greater tactical use of panoramic video in their pre and post-match analysis has been a key driver in the development of K2-8K.”

With five cameras (two more than the previous system) and a combination of fixed-focus lenses calibrated for each individual stadium, K2-8K doubles the resolution of panoramic video to 7680 x 1536. The advent of the five-camera system provides superior coverage of the goal mouth and far side of the field. Lenses with greater magnification further augment video quality so that detail in even the furthest action from the cameras can be zoomed into and clearly defined.

When using the pan and zoom functionality within Match Analysis’s Mambo Studio video editing software the higher resolution of K2-8K delivers further improvements. Significantly sharper zoomed-in detail enables coaches, analysts and players to take greater advantage of panoramic video to study and improve performance. Enhanced close up action also creates opportunities for media partners to introduce K2-8K technology as an exciting new addition to enrich broadcast productions.

Transferring larger video files produced by higher resolution is quick and efficient with K2-8K incorporating the latest compression technology. “Recording High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) video as well as the established H264 provides a significant improvement in video compression and supports resolutions including 8K ultra-high definition,” advised Alistair Brightman, Match Analysis’s Director of Product Development. “K2-8K is also optimized for the high-frequency vibration encountered in stadiums due to crowd movement and camera positions exposed to the elements. Each camera is stabilized independently, before the different video streams are combined into a steady panoramic video.”

The K2 product range will encompass the new K2-8K five-camera stadium installed system alongside the original K2 three-camera option, which is available as a stadium installed or mobile solution. Stadium installed systems are fully automated with no client engagement required. The mobile is quickly and easily set up and operated by one person, and requires no interaction once set up.

Many key events, off the ball incidents, tactical angles, overall team shape and the positioning of every player are often absent in broadcast or club’s own video recordings. As a result, K2 Panoramic Video has become the go to product, with the system installed at every Major League Soccer and Liga MX stadium since 2013.

Referee organizations, league officials and disciplinary committees also recognize the power of K2 Panoramic Video and have incorporated the technology into their review process for assessing referee performance and evaluating controversial events.

Match Analysis Panoramic Video not only delivers the ideal full pitch tactical view; within Mambo Studio it also provides clients with access to:

  • pan and zoom functionality to focus the cameras on who and what they view
  • dynamic visualizations drawn within the video itself
  • accurate non-intrusive tracking (X,Y) data of all players and officials
  • advanced fitness reports for every player including opposition
  • interactive touch panel engagement

“With K2-8K the improved quality and functionality enhances how the system can be used for performance analysis, while also opening the door for its use in many other applications,” said Stephen Hamilton, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Match Analysis. “K2-8K has been designed so clients with the current stadium K2 Panoramic Videos System have an affordable option to upgrade to the new system, allowing them to capitalize on their initial investment. The K2-8K is just an amazing piece of technology and a great step up for those clubs looking for the best of the best.”

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About Match Analysis

Match Analysis is the leading pioneer in high performance analytical tools for soccer (football). Over the past decade, Match Analysis has worked with almost every top club in North America and top media outlets including the New York Times World Cup coverage. In 2013, Match Analysis's K2 Panoramic Video Camera System was implemented in every stadium in Major League Soccer and Liga MX.

Current Match Analysis clients include all 18 Liga MX clubs in Mexico, MLS clubs, the Mexican national team, and a wide array of college and amateur sides. Match Analysis offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services including video indexing and archiving, statistical analysis, live data collection, player tracking, fitness reports and performance analysis.



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