Virtual Eye News

Virtual Eye - September 2017

Every week in September had the Virtual Eye Golf team covering a tournament in a different European country. The month teed off with the D+D Real Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, followed by the Omega European Masters at Crans-Sur-Sierre GC in Switzerland. The team then provided our tracking and graphics at the KLM Open in the Netherlands, the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria GC, and the British Masters at Close House GC by Newcastle upon Tyne.

Over recent years, Sailing has seen the emergence of new platforms for audiences (and teams) to follow a Regatta with. The 52 Super Series has embraced new media, so that not only do we provide broadcast TV graphics for them, but also bring our tracking and graphics technology to bear on the browser (http://www.52superseries.com/live/) and with the Official 52 Super Series App for Android and iOS. The season finale took us to the island of Menorca for a thrilling 6 Race Regatta over 5 days, with Azzura winning both the event and the 2017 52 Super Series.

Above: A 52 Super Series video promo for the Official 52 Super Series App

Virtual Eye - August 2017

The Virtual Eye Golf team supplied our graphics services at five tournaments in August, beginning with the Womens British Open Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland. Next up was the US PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, where we use Trackman’s ball-tracking capabilities on tee shots within a 3D hole model while simultaneously showing the golfer hit the tee shot; and while also providing flyover animations to give a second-shot perspective once the ball comes to rest (see video from the 2016 PGA).

Ken Aagaard, EVP of innovation and new technology at CBS Sports, says "We’re very excited to have [ARL/Virtual Eye] on a lot more holes this year because it adds a whole other dimension. As a production tool, it’s a great way to be able to show the viewer where the ball is going, and it gives you a place to be able to illustrate some of the new data we have, like ball speed, arc, and distance, which are really cool. And we’re now able to do it in a way that fits right into the broadcast, which is what’s most exciting for me: when we can put a technology into the broadcast and it feels normal, that means we’re not forcing anything in. It adds a lot of production value; that’s always been our goal."

The rest of August saw our Golf operators at the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay tournament in Germany, the Made in Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf & Spa, and the D+D REAL Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. Virtual Eye Sailing also provided graphics and tracking at the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race from England to Ireland and back, 605 nautical miles covered by 400+ boats, the largest offshore race on the planet.

Above: A Virtual Eye Golf Viewer screenshot at Quail Hollow, venue for the 2017 PGA Championship.

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  • November 2017 +

    Among the sports events we covered this month, we also found time to visualize the Read More
  • October 2017 +

    Competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 are being tracked by Virtual Eye from the Read More
  • September 2017 +

    Every week in September had the Virtual Eye Golf team covering a tournament in a Read More
  • August 2017 +

    The Virtual Eye Golf team supplied our graphics services at five tournaments in August, beginning Read More
  • July 2017 +

    Our Virtual Eye Golf operators started the month at the US Open Seniors in Massachusetts Read More
  • June 2017 +

    Golf and Sailing, two of the signature spectator sports enhanced by Virtual Eye's real-time graphics, Read More
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