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Click Effects CrossFire was the first system of its kind to transcend the traditional boundaries of standard HD-SDI clip servers in the world of sports production and in the broadcast market.
What is it?
CrossFire seamlessly integrates video and audio playback, character generation and DVE’s all driven with an extremely intuitive and easy-to-use user interface. Regardless of the technical expertise of your staff, you can be ready for almost any event in a very short amount of time.
Combine the power of the CrossFiremultimedia engine with the ability to integrate with most all stat providers, as well as custom XML data sheets and you get the ultimate in flexible and comprehensive stat presentation graphics. Create traditional lower-third graphics as well as complex scoreboards, player headshots and stats, and even stock tickers. Your creative freedom is only limited by your imagination.
Corporate sponsors are willing to spend more and more of their advertising dollars on in-game sponsorships. Our CrossFiresystem makes it extremely easy to create new sponsorship opportunities with its minimal response time in reacting to any event or you can have sponsored events be completely automated using our data triggers. After the game, quickly generate play log reports that can be automatically emailed to your marketing department or directly to the sponsor.
List of Features
Easy-to-learn user interface
One of the many strengths of the CrossFire product is the ease-of-use it offers its operators. From creating dynamically data-driven graphics to generating reports of played media, each function is quick, easy, and right where you expect it to be found.
Choose between the looping option advertisements or single play for player introductions. Make content seamlessly loop from one clip to the next with individual transitions between each element. Playlists are as flexible as they are easy-to-create.
With support for numerous industry standard codecs, including embedded alpha channels, CrossFire can play nearly anything you can throw at it. Additional features such as transitions, fleixble playlists, scheduling and reports, means that this is one video server that will open new possibilities in your production time and time again.
Not all productions are made the same and not all production is just about video. You sometimes need the ability to playback simple audio interstitials. CrossFire has this covered, too. Import the audio into CrossFire and use it to tie together videos, create groups for seemingly interlaced audio in videos, or remotely control audio from other CrossFire or Blaze systems.
Play Log Reports
When the production is done a full and complete record of what has been played is helpful and mandantory by advertisers. CrossFire is constantly keeping track of media item playback any time the system is operational. Create a report showing all media played, only specific items, limited by time, and collect the data in PDF, XLS or CSV files.
Operators are busy enough reacting to live game play to keep track of key events that may take place during an event. Data Triggers help by taking the wheel and automatically playing back any media item based upon data being received from just about any data provider. Have the system automatically react when a player reaches a historical threshold or playback a sponsor graphic each time the score changes by 3 or more points. It's that easy!
Graphics? Yes, we do that, too. A fully comprehensive CG editor built-in right into CrossFire gives you the ability to display text, images, crawls, data from statistical services, animations, lower-thirds, the list goes on. And with CrossFire's flexibility, these graphics can be as dynamic as you can dream up.
Why do you need Remote control?? Well, if you are like any of our other clients you will have multiple pieces of video equipment in your facility for your production. What if you could control them from a single interface? Wouldn't this change your approach to production? Using CrossFire you can remotely control a vast number of switchers, matrix routers, and scalers natively. If we don't specifically work with a device, you will still have the ability to control it over TCP/UDP network packets that you can customize yourself.
Adding more functionality to the CrossFire, DVEs allow you to scale and size video, live inputs and graphics in real-time to a set layout. Quickly change between a full screen video look to an L-Bar look with a single click. Display a live camera feed or video wrapped by stats, advertisements or graphic elements to draw more attention.
Stats? Check! We've got this so well covered it is near impossible to list a statistical provider we don't support. Bring in stats for Baseeball, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Field Hockey, Car Racing, Horse Racing, 50-50 Raffles... the list goes on! But what happens when you need stats for a sport or event that doesn't have stats? With little effort CrossFire can be made to read directly from a live feed from Excel - make your own data source.