Fox Spots Studio in Century City Adds Two Vista Systems’ Spyders to Feed Content to Seven Monitor Walls
A pair of Vista Systems’ Spyders are at the core of a Fox Sports Media Group studio in Century City, California where the NFL on Fox, UFC on Fox, College Football Saturday, and soccer coverage are produced.
Two Spyder X20-1608 systems, with 16 channels in and 8 channels out, run in parallel over 200 thin-bezel Sharp and NEC LCD displays plus three rotated 103-inch plasma screens. The Spyders feed seven different monitor walls and are used to route images to the appropriate wall. They’re in a matrix configuration, with the largest a 12×5 matrix.
Fox is using the key framing feature of the Spyders and is prebuilding sequences to display. The network needs to easily create different presets and scaling and the Spyders facilitate changing presets in the middle of a live show, which no other product can do. They satisfy Fox’s graphic and operational needs.”
Fox Sports Media Group had looked at various products before opting for the Spyders. They liked that they are 8-channel boxes and have a total of 16 channels each going. They also liked their ease of operation and flexibility.
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