America's Cup TV technology nominated for Emmy
Friday, March 23, 2012
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A new computer graphics and data technology that allows television viewers to see America's Cup racing with a closeness and accuracy never before possible has been nominated for an Emmy.
The system, known as LiveLine, has been nominated for the George Wensel Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, which recognizes extraordinary technical innovation that enhances the broadcast for viewers.
LiveLine overlays geo-positioned lines and data streams at 2 centimeters accuracy on live racing video shot from rapidly moving helicopters and boats.
LiveLine was developed by Stan Honey and the same team that invented the yellow first-down line used in the broadcast of American football.