Solar team kul, newtec, network innovations & pacific live media
Together with satellite and contribution specialists Newtech, NI and PLM, VRT Sandbox provided the technology that allowed the Solar team to broadcast a multicam "report of the day" Facebook livestream during the five day solar race, from the middle of the Australian desert. In the lead-up, we followed their exciting adventure and helped out with media coverage.
vrt sandbox productions: backpack multicam
4 ENG cameramen, including one motorcycle cameraman, were equipped with a LiveU 500 cellular bonding device that sent the HD signal to a control room in VRT Brussels. In this control room, the show was produced, including color correction, synchronization and communication with the (much more mobile) cameramen on-site. Shorter build-up and break-down times, and a smaller, much more flexible on-site team can unlock the production of tier-2 sports that are left unbroadcasted for the moment.
Kiswe offered 5 produced feeds via one OTT player on the Sporza website. This includes running, high-jumping, javelin throwing, long jumping and the main program. In the Kiswe player, you were able to watch different streams at the same time, play Diamond League trivia games and read additional info about the competitions, such as times, rankings but also social media posts and more. This created an "experience" that goes beyond classic OTT live streaming.
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Will Virtual Reality survive its hype? How will lasting formats look of 360° video look like? The research department Memori at Thomas More aims to gather the various aspects of 360° video in a research project. VRT Sandbox is part of its user research group and will help in finding some answers during pilots and enquiries.
appiness, setkeeper & limecraft
During a first track at VRT Sandbox, Appiness created an app called Spott. The app is now implemented with several programs on VRT. In a second track, Appiness aims to integrate the app with Setkeeper and create an automated workflow. The information gathered with the preparations for the production, such as clothing, will also be available in the app.
wolftech, microsoft & vrt nws
By means of their Wolftech news tool, you are able to increase efficiency by managing stories over multiple platforms.
From the 4th of May till the 6th of May, Tour & Taxis was the location of a large-scale hackathon with as goal to build a better Belgium. As VRT Sandbox, we built our very own studio at the event, in which we captured the main insights and recaps of every day, while sharing innovating ideas with a larger audience.
ibm & kanaal z
Speech recognition helps in determining the topic, while the concept detector in turn determines what can be seen: persons, objects, etc. By means of optical character recognition, you are able to detect which text is visible.
uxprobe & vrt nws
UXprobe offers a software service that measures the User Experience of apps. It provides real-life customer-based insights that help companies understand their customers’ feelings and behavior in order to improve their app.
Object recognition and interaction with video and tv content. By means of the app "Spott", viewers able to shop what they see in their television programs.
The largest of Belgium's three mobile telecommunications companies.
Streaming 4K sports braodcast signals.
Anomaly detection in logs.
With the integration of anomaly in the systems of VRT, we tried evaluating how the new machine learning technology could benefit the operational side of a broadcast system.
Online platform that drives measurable results for any video by introducing interactive elements that activate, engage and convert your audiences.