Eric Day, Assistant Video Coordinator for Oregon Football describes his job as “making sure the technology is in place for the coaches to teach the players about football,” and spends a great deal of his time securing, organizing and helping coaches and players view video clips of games and practice sessions.
The video systems within the Hatfield-Dowlin Center are all designed to optimize the creation and playback of these clips. “We installed a broadcast production system using fiber optic cables, 4K cameras, nonlinear editing and a 70 x 70 SDI switcher that runs through the entire facility and out onto the practice fields,” explains Eric Boyd, Systems Integration Manager for Diversified.
A playback network using Crestron DigitalMedia technology extends into two team theaters, nine position meeting rooms, 12 coaches’ offices, and three coaches’ meeting rooms, as well as a large dining room, players’ and coaches’ locker rooms, a recruitment center, players’ and recruitment lounges, a media interview room, and the weight and fitness rooms. “Because of how we connected the systems and the availability of the content, any room can, and does, become a teaching space,” explains Boyd. The DM network includes ten matrix switchers ranging from 8×8 to 32×32 in size.