World Championship Hockey games analyzed with Axis 4K cameras
Czech hockey team uses remote monitoring with 4K Ultra HD resolution for unbeatable game analysis
“The output from the camera system, which we saw and utilized at the 2015 World Championship, convinced me that it was exactly what we needed and that IP video with high definition is the right choice for better quality game analysis.” Jan Procházka, national team video trainer.
Success in professional sports is increasingly conditioned on a scientific approach. Representatives of the Czech Hockey Team therefore sought ways to improve the quality of hockey match analysis. Statistical data about goals, fouls, face-offs or game stoppages had previously only been recorded manually in conjunction with the available footage from television cameras. The 2015 Hockey World Championship in Prague and Ostrava was therefore the perfect opportunity to trial new IP video technology.
Amden, in cooperation with the Czech Hockey Team, installed a special camera system in Prague’s O2 Arena, which used 2 AXIS P1428 Network Cameras with 4K Ultra HD resolution. The streams from both cameras were merged by software into a single panoramic video, which provided a complete overview and details of each moment in the match. Several other Axis cameras were installed in order to supply data for automatic game analysis via Amden software.
The video recording that was created by combining two streams from the AXIS P1428 Network Camera provided unbeatable study material for the team’s video coaches. The panoramic video from the two 4K Ultra HD cameras made it instantaneously possible to access and view detail, the moving puck and a complete overview of the situation on the ice. The video analysis software also managed to accurately process statistical data about goals, game stoppages, face-offs and fouls with the use of other Axis cameras. “The output from the camera system, which we saw and utilized at the 2015 World Championship, convinced me that it was exactly what we needed and that IP video with high definition is the right choice for better quality game analysis,” said national team video trainer Jan Procházka. The successful test proved that future fully automatic analysis of the game could be based on 4K Ultra HD cameras.