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DVSport is excited to continue growing its partnership with our Broadcast Partners and the CFP for the 2017 National Championship Game and Megacast.
by DVSport | February 2nd, 2017
- Traditional telecast: Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be using the DVSport Talent Replay System in game to replay footage throughout the game on ESPN.
- Film Room: ESPN analysts Chris Spielman and Brian Griese with North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, South Florida coach Willie Taggart, Florida coach Jim McElwain, and South Carolina coach Will Muschamp provide analysis of the game utilizing a DVSport Megacast Replay System on ESPN2.
- Mock Replay Booth: A simulation of the in game Replay Booth. Using a DVSport HD Replay System for Officiating, ESPN3 will be providing split-screen showing live game action, along with immediate replays of every play and audio from the Mock Replay Booth.
- Finebaum Film Room: Utilizing a DVSport Megacast Replay System, Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema provide in game analysis on the SEC Network.
by DVSport | February 1st, 2017
DVSport, Inc. is proud to offer to announce this year’s Annual Training Camp / Coaches Clinic. This is an excellent opportunity for coaches, video coordinators and graduate assistants to refresh and refine their skill sets as well as a great learning environment for newer users unfamiliar with DVSport GameDay software. Attendees will receive instruction in both individual and group settings. Time will be allotted each day for questions about products and features of the DVSport GameDay software.
Training Camp in Pittsburgh will be held the Week of June 12th at the Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side. A second Training Camp will take place on the campus of the University of North Carolina, at the Tarheels’ football complex the Week of June 26th. More information on both Training Camps will be made available as the dates near.
There is no cost to attend either training camp. Some meals and entertainment will be covered by DVSport, however, attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Group rates at partner hotels have been secured in both Pittsburgh and Chapel Hill/Carrboro.
Registration is open now, and closes on Friday May, 12. Clients are strongly encouraged to register early. Please click here, for a link to the registration form. For more information on Training Camp, please call Bobbie Jo Belus, Executive Assistant at (412) 788-9070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Meredith Roberts - Splash Magazine | August 8th, 2014
The days leading up to high-level meets such Olympic Trials and Nationals leave the pool deck full of energy and commotion. From first-timers to Olympians, everyone is bustling about on deck, trying out racing suits, getting used to the venue and talking strategy with their coaches.
The pool setup includes touch pads, microphones, spotlights, camera tracks and underwater cameras.
Although a few of the underwater cameras are for television, most people don’t realize the majority are a part of USA Swimming’s increasingly popular video review system.
USA Swimming has been using its video review system at major U.S. competitions since 2007, including the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and all National Championships.
The organization contracts DVSport to run its review system. DVSport is a Pittsburgh-based software company that specializes in digital video acquisition, analysis and play-back software designed specifically for the sports market. It’s the same company that also provides high-definition instant replay for a number of NCAA conferences in both football and basketball.
The purpose of USA Swimming’s video review system is to support officials and swimmers with disqualifications.
by Southland Conference | July 18th, 2014
FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and DVSport, Inc., the leader in collegiate football high-definition (HD) replay technology, have announced a partnership that will provide the league and its 11 football-playing institutions with the cutting-edge technology and efficient workflow of DVSport’s HD Replay™ system beginning with the 2014 season.
DVSport’s system provides replay officials with a crystal-clear picture quality and state-of-the-art controls to assist them with reviewing each and every play. The Southland Conference is the first NCAA Football Championship Subdivision league to implement a full-time instant replay solution for all home games, regardless of television coverage.
DVSport’s HD Replay™ system has made an impact on numerous Southland teams that have qualified and advanced though the NCAA Division I Football Championship in recent years, as all rounds of the playoffs include replay covered by DVSport. In fact, three Southland programs hosted NCAA playoff games in 2013, when the DVSport equipment was installed and used in conjunction with ESPN productions to provide replay for each playoff contest. Additionally, Southland teams often play games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents that utilize the DVSport equipment.
by DVSport | June 23rd, 2014
X Games has joined the rapidly growing “centralized-replay” club, thanks to a new DVSport Software system implemented at CoTA. Instead of being located at each venue as in the past, judges are located in a central replay trailer, which can access every single camera feed available during the ESPN telecast. The DVSport system simultaneously records eight incoming feeds (seven cameras and a dirty program feed) and plays them back in sync for the judges to view as a mosaic on three large monitors.
“We have a few different [on-screen] layouts for the judges, which vary from event to event,” says Justin Rudd, VP/director of sales/marketing, DVSport Software. “We are marking each event and each run that occurs. The judge can then ask to see a specific angle or a whole run again, and we can play it back instantly. We have full control of the video [playback] with a simple [LSM] controller.”
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by DVSport | April 17th, 2014
The Collegiate Sports Video Association congratulates all of the 2013-2014 Conference Video Coordinators of the Year. Each conference video coordinator votes within their respective conferences to recognize a peer who displays excellent work and performance with this distinguished honor.
Conference Video Coordinators of the Year are now finalists for the Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award.
The Conference and National Video Coordinator of the Year Awards will be presented during the 20th annual Collegiate Sports Video Conference, May 19-22 in Houston, Texas.
The conference winners for 2013-2014 are:
by DVSport | April 17th, 2014
Brad Campbell and his team of four play a crucial part as team members of the Seattle Seahawks. As Video Director to the Seahawks, Brad and his crew help prepare the weekly game plans by supplying coaches and players with breakdowns of cut-ups and game footage of upcoming opponents, as well as editing practice footage for coaches and players during the week leading up to each game. “If you were to watch our stuff you would probably find it really boring.”.
However boring, the footage is pivotal in teaching, coaching and strategy. Seahawk players are filmed at specific angles; merged together and broken down into Offense, Defense and Special Teams. Game footage and practices are reviewed. Coaches and players watch opposing teams footage looking to devise very specific strategies on the visible strengths and weaknesses of players. They can instantly see why or how a play succeeded or failed.
by DVSport | July 5th, 2013
The Collegiate Sports Video Association inducted Chad Bunn, Director of Brigham Young University Athletic Video Department, into the Sports Film and Video Hall of Fame in recognition for his dedication and accomplishments in the sports video profession. Through the innovation, desire, and commitment, Bunn has helped pave the way for the future of the sports video profession. Bunn is only the third NCAA inductee into the Sports Film and Video Hall of Fame.
In addition to his Hall of Fame honors, Bunn was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the NCAA to receive the Basketball Coordinator of the Year honor.
Chad Bunn recently completed his 22nd year as a staff member of The Brigham Young University Athletic Department and thirty second year at BYU.
In the 10 years prior to being full time staff, Bunn served as a Student Manager and Graduate Assistant for the Football Team. In 1984, BYU won a Football National Championship under Hall of Fame Coach LaVell Edwards with Bunn as one of their Managers. Bunn also served a church mission in Miami Florida for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during that time period.
In 1991, Bunn was hired as the first full time Video Coordinator for the BYU Football and Basketball programs. About that same time, Bunn attended a Panasonic user’s seminar in Las Vegas where he met peers from other division I athletic programs. Discussions were held at that time concerning the formation and organization of a National Association for Video Coordinators. This organization would help to promote the role of the Video Coordinator and provide a place for dialogue and development within this new profession.
Talks continued between various Video Coordinators over the next few years until the summer of 1994, when a handful of Video Coordinators gathered in South Bend, Ind. on the campus of Notre Dame and there formed The Collegiate Sports Video Association “CSVA”. At that inaugural meeting, elections were held and Bunn was elected to the office of President in which he served two consecutive terms.
From that time until now, Bunn has seen the CSVA grow from a few charter members to a membership of over 200. Bunn has served on various advisory committees within the organization and has been an attendee at every convention since the first at Notre Dame. In 2002 Bunn received the highest honor given by the CSVA, The Bob Matey Award as The National Video Coordinator of the Year.
From 1993 until the present, Bunn has served as the Video Coordinator for the then Western Athletic Conference and now Mountain West Conference annual Basketball Tournament.
When Officials Replay was introduced to NCAA Football in the mid 2000’s, Bunn was asked to consult for the MWC. Bunn also served as a Video Technician and Communicator in the Replay Booth for the MWC. Currently as part of Bunn’s daily responsibilities, he coordinates all replay responsibilities for Football and Basketball between the Officials, conference office and BYU.
In 2004, Bunn was named Director of the BYU Athletic Video Department. His primary responsibility is Men’s and Women’s Basketball. He also assists with Football and 18 other NCAA Division I sanctioned sports.
During Bunn’s tenure at BYU, he has participated in 19 football Bowl games;
7 Holiday Bowls, 1 Citrus Bowl, 2 Freedom bowls, 1 All American Bowl, 1 Melbourne Gridiron Bowl, 1 Aloha Bowl, 1 Copper Bowl, 1 Cotton Bowl, 2 Liberty Bowls, 1 Motor City Bowl, 1 Las Vegas Bowl, 1 Poinsettia Bowl, 7 WAC Basketball Tournaments, 13 MWC Basketball Tournaments, 2 West Coast Conference Tournaments.
Bunn is involved in many community service organizations outside of his BYU responsibilities; he has served for over 15 years in various Utah County Republican Party positions such as; Precinct Chairman and Vice Chairman, State and County Delegate, Steering, Executive and Central Committee member and District Legislative Chairman.
Bunn currently serves as CEO and President of the Board of Trustees for Intermountain Specialized Abuse and Treatment Center, a non-profit organization that treats abused children. He is Past President of his local Kiwanis Club and currently serves as Chairman of its fundraising committee. He also serves on his local High School Community Council and teaches Sunday school in his church. Bunn received a B.A. in communications from BYU in 1989. A native of Richmond Utah, he is married to the former Lorie Petersen. They have two daughters, Elisha and McKella and a son-in-law Patrick Rhoades Jr.
By Jake Stroot. CSVA.com
by Alex Prewitt | October 3rd, 2012
Members of the Maryland football team, around 10 in all, have begun watching game film on their iPads, providing flexibility for preparations and helping them avoid long, late-night walks to Gossett Team House.
Justin Gilbert, Joe Vellano, Bennett Fulper, Sal Conaboy, Matt Furstenburg, A.J. Francis and others each bought their own iPads – the tablets weren’t team-issued – and bring them to video coordinator Will Brown every week. Brown then loads film onto the DVSport Shuttle app, just like music, so the Terps can watch offline at their leisure.
The app allows personalized note-taking and control of film.
“It’s smart,” Gilbert said. “It saves on paper. I like being able to watch wherever I’m at, on the bus, in my room.”
This is nothing revolutionary. Most NFL teams use tablets for watching film and Duke recently became the first college basketball team to transition exclusively to team-issued iPads. Don’t expect Maryland to give every player an iPad, but for those personally able to afford them, it serves as an additional method for film study.
Fulper, who got his iPad as a birthday present from his parents, uses it to take notes in class, too. He, Conaboy and Gilbert all live together, so they’ll regularly hold film sessions in their apartment, or coordinate meet-ups at Gossett in the offensive line room.
“You live across campus and it gets to be 9 o clock, and you just don’t want to come over here and watch film,” Fulper said. “It looks like a lot of guys are moving towards it. Definitely other guys seeing the benefits that it has, being able to watch film on the run, I think more guys will want to do it.”