All of the competition venues will be equipped with the videoReferee video judging systems
The 2017 IHF Men’s Handball World Championship in France will receive the Broadcast Solutions’ help. The company will provide the technology for the video support of the referees with several videoReferee systems. Together with technology provider Slomo.tv, all of the competition venues will be equipped with the videoReferee video judging systems and will be supported by Broadcast Solutions during the tournament.
The videoReferee video judging system has been tested and used for years in several sports. The system is already in use successfully in major sports leagues all around the world (e.g.: Ice-Hockey, Canoe Slalom, Basketball, Volleyball) and proved its functionality and ease of use without any failures during competitions, has confirmed Broadcast Solutions. For several years now, all international canoe slalom competitions of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), including the Olympic Games 2016, are monitored by videoReferee systems.
At the IHF Handball World Championships 2017, videoReferee is the overall video judging system with one system located directly at the sideline in each venue. The system uses 6 system-specific micro-cameras that cover the field: 2 per goal, one for the overall overview and one for the scoreboard. In addition, the videoReferee system has access to 6 additional TV camera signals retrieved from the OB Van.
Each system can process up to 16 (+2x4K) (Paris) respectively 12 signals giving the referees the possibility to review a situation from different angles. The videoReferee is positioned directly at the time table at the sideline of the field, where the referee is located for the video judging.
During the competition, all signals can be viewed and marked simultaneously throughout continuous recording. VideoReferee offers organizers and referees an opportunity to clarify controversial situations. The marking of dubious situations can be done by the referee directly. Using the controller (and / or the touch screen), individual channels can be selected or special situations can be searched and marked – all in real-time. The referee can mark situations during live-recording or by accessing previously recorded material and can choose between the simultaneous view of 4 channels, single view or zoom view.