The web is inexpensive, open source and awesome.
Now, live TV graphics are too.
Never pay for playout software again.
Train bug operators in about 5 minutes.
Runs on machines you can buy in a store.
Control it all automatically with one operator.
Better Usability = Better Content
Current graphics systems require that you know a large set of template codes.
We think that's the software's job. Just tell it the stat you want to see and fire.
You spend your time and energy finding and telling the best story.
Call Template 51010
Tab Through Spreadsheet Window
Set flag to Both Fighters
Set value to Strike Stats
Set Target flag to Head
Select Round 2
Refresh to Update Data
Hit 'Take' to Animate In
Hit 'Take' again to Animate Out
Hit 'Two Fighter Stat'
Hit Round 2
Select or Type 'Head Strikes Landed'
Hit 'Auto' to animate in and out for set time
Nearly all sports have a 'bug' - a basic clock/game tracking package. It shouldn't really require training to use, so we designed one that doesn't.
Operators all over the world have been taught to use the FMProduction MMA bug in about 5 minutes in their native language.
We use the same design principles as our stats system and our bugs include team colors, API-driven automatic schedule/player fill-in, and still and video promos.
Retail, Portable Hardware
CasparCG and our software runs on Intel i7 laptops, Win 7/10, with discrete graphics and Thunderbolt. That's it. Today, we use:
This popular gaming laptop has discreet graphics, Thunderbolt, and a 17" screen.
Small, solid, and powerful, the UltraStudio 4K gives you SD/HD video, digital and analog and a full range of sound options out of the box.
FMProduction powers the UFC clock and stat graphics from Vegas to Seoul to Rio.
UFC can switch between pay-per-view and broadcast graphics packages instantly, without restarting... or run both simultaneously on separate channels.
Stats & Motion Tracking Data off the clock, in a sidebar or a full screen, including live polling and social media. All available natively, up to the second.
The kit is small and inexpensive, making it easy to ship or station where needed. Hardware is durable; replacements are available retail.
One operator controls broadcast and in-venue graphics with backups in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. It's not that we can do it; we do it today.
Multichannel Playout & Automated Graphics
Each kit (laptop + playout box) is one channel. Our control app controls multiple kits and each kit sets its own look, even its own language. This is not a theoretical platform; our clients use it today.
CasparCG was developed by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation ("SVT") which is the license-fee funded public service television broadcaster in Sweden.
What started as an in-house tool quickly developed to become a corner-stone of our production.
Free open source playout,
so we can focus on your content
So much of what you pay for in other broadcast graphics is the playout software, and that's before you even start a graphics build-out to fit your needs. What if you started tens of thousands of dollars ahead and just spent your time and money on you?
CasparCG has a decade of success:
Regular stable releases since 2006
Full, layered mixer so you can mix video and graphics freely
Flash & HTML5 animation & direct Photoshop link
Formats across all NTCS/PAL, SD/HD/4K
Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, H.264, FLV, Quicktime
All popular audio formats embedded, digital or analog outputs.