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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Tracking basketball players on the court

Hi everyone,

If you have ever seen a segment of ESPN, I am pretty sure you have seen the new SCOPE technology that sportscenter uses to highlight certain plays. I am impressed by the way they add a 3-d looking circle or matte underneath the key players like ones you would see in a video game. How do they do this? Do they just use a track matte in after effects?
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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Bump, anybody watch espn?
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Old May 30th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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Re: Tracking basketball players on the court

Occasionally. I'm sure I've seen SCOPE but didn't know it's name. Do you have a link to a video?
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Old May 30th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Hi everyone,

If you have ever seen a segment of ESPN, I am pretty sure you have seen the new SCOPE technology that sportscenter uses to highlight certain plays. I am impressed by the way they add a 3-d looking circle or matte underneath the key players like ones you would see in a video game. How do they do this? Do they just use a track matte in after effects?
If it's a LIVE telecast, I don't think they could use AF, maybe the same tech as live masking out faces?.

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Old June 1st, 2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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Its definitely not a live telecast. Its sportscenter... on tv everynight on ESPN. I couldnt find any videos online and I dont have a capture card to record it. They use the scope technology when they break down individual plays/highlights. It looks pretty cool!
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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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Re: Tracking basketball players on the court

I've seen that and figured they export the still frame - it's always a freeze frame.
Then in Photoshop, i figure they select the player and export a png. Three layers in the timeline, done.
Photoshop is much quicker at making a selection (for me). Does CS6 have a Quick Selection tool in AE or PP now?
I'm more impressed with the 3D rotation i've seen . . . same still frame and they rotate the view to the other side of the court. As if they grab a still frame from a series of other cameras to traverse from one view of the court to the other.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 03:10 AM   #7
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Actually, it might be some kind of software specialized for broadcast graphics, not attainable for mere mortals :)
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