Sep 19, 2019

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For the First Time Ever, Panasonic's Image Analysis Technology "3D Tracking" Integrated into Live TV Broadcast of World Cup Volleyball 2019

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation (hereafter referred to as "Panasonic") developed its image analysis technology, "3D tracking" to make headway in the sports business. And this technology is being integrated into Fuji TV's live broadcast of World Cup Volleyball 2019 being held from September 14 to October 15, 2019. This is the first time that this technology has been integrated into any TV broadcast. World Cup Volleyball is held every 4 years by FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) and it is one of the big 3 tournaments on par with the Olympic Games and the World Volleyball Championships.

"3D tracking" technology integrated into the World Cup calculates the trajectory, speed, height, angle, etc. of the ball and other objects by gauging in real-time the 3D location data of the relevant objects using images from multiple cameras. Within the broadcast, the 3D tracking data will be applied to Fuji TV's volleyball analysis display system, "Motion Scouter (displays the height and speed of serves and spikes)" and "Trace Vision (displays the trajectory of the ball and the angle of serve receives, the time it took from the toss to spike)" and overlaid onto replay footage. This will provide the audience a new viewing experience that integrates a scientific approach by providing footage of the athletes' performance and the progression of the game, but also various relevant data.

With 2020 on the horizon, interest in sports will continue to amplify. By further developing and providing its 3D tracking technology to other sports, Panasonic will help bring to life a new spectating experience as well as a tool for athletes to hone their skills.

World Cup Volleyball 2019 Fuji TV Broadcasting Schedule

Live broadcast of all 22 Japan national team matches

- September 14 (Sat) vs Dominican Republic
- September 15 (Sun) vs Russia
- September 16 (Mon / Holiday) vs Korea
- September 18 (Wed) vs Cameroon
- September 19 (Thurs) vs China
- September 22 (Sun) vs USA
- September 23 (Mon / Holiday) vs Kenya
- September 24 (Tue) vs Brazil
- September 27 (Fri) vs Serbia
- September 28 (Sat) vs Argentina
- September 29 (Sun) vs Netherlands

- October 1 (Tue) vs Italy
- October 2 (Wed) vs Poland
- October 4 (Fri) vs Tunisia
- October 5 (Sat) vs USA
- October 6 (Sun) vs Argentina
- October 9 (Wed) vs Australia
- October 10 (Thurs) vs Russia
- October 11 (Fri) vs Egypt
- October 13 (Sun) vs Iran
- October 14 (Mon / Holiday) vs Brazil
- October 15 (Tue) vs Canada

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