Case Study – Club Sports

Centre Elite Classic Gymnastics Meets
Club Sports Case Study

Organization: Centre Elite Classic
Product: VersaStreamer SDI
Application: Live Streaming 13 angles from two separate gymnasiums
Technologies: H.264, HDMI, SDI, RTMP

Every angle for hundreds of viewers

Gymnastics is a sport that requires multiple cameras due to the varying nature of the routines and the large spaces they are performed in. The Centre Elite Classic posed the added challenge of two gymnasiums running events simultaneously requiring thirteen cameras to be used. The challenge was how to enable parents and friends to view their favorite athlete without the high cost of a typical live video streaming system while staying in the constraints of the technical infrastructure that was available in the venue. By using the VersaStreamer SDI streaming video encoder and a selection of purchased and borrowed cameras, more than 900 people were able to enjoy the meet and celebrate the athletes incredible achievements

“The VersaStreamer streaming video encoders provided us with a simple and reliable way to deliver thirteen simultaneous live streams to over 900 viewers with just a few volunteers.”
-Andy M.
Technical solution overview
13 VersaStreamer SDI streaming encoders delivered live video streams to the online video platform
Up to 4 HD or 4K CamerasCameras were operated at 720p60 due to an on-site upload limitation of 20MbpsUp to 4 HD or 4K Cameras
Cameras were connected to the VersaStreamer SDI encoders using the best connection available, either HDMI or SDI
Audio was handled by the mic in the camera or externally were the camera did not include a built-in microphone
LTN delivery network plus Restream for live streaming to multiple social networks simultaneously Multiple streams with fixed camera positions provided excellent event coverage without needing a production team or an expensive jib arm or boom LTN delivery network plus Restream for live streaming to multiple social networks simultaneously
Streaming to the distribution platform was accomplished via RTMP and configured using the web interface on the VersaStreamer SDI streaming encoder
Helping volunteers run a professional stream with ease

The Centre Elite Classic all volunteer tech team benefited from the simple configuration and setup that is available on the VersaStreamer SDI. With an easy to configure web-based interface, all Videon Streaming Video Encoders can stream to any destination using RTMP at the push of a button. To help offset equipment costs and operational expenses, the club selected a platform that enabled them to charge for viewing the stream. The results were stunning and many people commented how they appreciated being able to watch the meet remotely with multiple camera angles

“Having a live-streaming option enabled our family and friends to watch the meet when they otherwise would not have been able to attend. I foresee live video will be valuable even after the pandemic for all our meets.”
-Maria S.

Unique for its size and one-button go-live operation, the VersaStreamer line of streaming encoders are ideal for club sports organizations wanting to enable remote viewing of their events. VersaStreamer SDI lived up to its purpose by providing the most versatile streaming solution possible for the Centre Elite Classic gymnastics meet so that friends and family could enjoy the full range of athletic performances that were on display.

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