System will be used across SIS’s horse and greyhound racing production services

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SIS has chosen the LiveTouch replay and highlights solution from Grass Valley to provide an upgraded automated workflow for its horse and greyhound racing production services.

The deal means SIS can deliver slow-motion and instant replays across its 24/7 Live Betting Channels with just two operators.

The new SIS workflow includes a LiveTouch Max 2 server, in a 6 in/4 out configuration, along with two LiveTouch panels.

Also included is Grass Valley’s FileFlow engine for transwrapping or transcoding camera and file formats.

This setup enables the SIS production team to create replay clips from a range of input sources, storing them for later use or playing them out to a relevant racing channel.

Using the Live Touch Controller’s T-Bar, live replay clips can also be slowed down to give viewers more detailed images.

Chris Thornton, head of engineering and distribution at SIS, said: “Live racing production requires fast, agile and robust workflows that leave no room for error. We were endeavoring to automate our workflow and required a system that allowed us to manually select the best clips for replay – and to do this with as few operators as possible.”

With its 24/7 Live Betting Channels, which include horse racing and greyhound racing, SIS handles a large number of sources from multiple race venues, a set up that would usually require more operators to support clip creation and live replays.

“With LiveTouch, the SIS team can easily manage this with just two operators – and zero compromise on quality or performance,” said Tim Banks, vice president of sales, EMEA, at Grass Valley.