FOOTBALL: Getting control of the video board

Here’s the control room for the new video board at Vaught-Hemingway.

J. Stern is the assistant AD for sports productions at Ole Miss. Translated, that means he has hand in anything related to sports video.
Right now that means the new video board that is being installed as I work here in the media room this morning and await the start of the scrimmage. Work crews have been going at it pretty strong, day and night, to have the board ready for the Aug. 30 season opener against Memphis.

The video board is looking good, and the progress is out there for anyone who might be passing through campus to see.

What you don’t see is the control room that is impressive itself. Buying the HD video board is not the end of the story here. All new cameras and equipment had to be purchased to operate the board.

The control room is located in the new athletic administration building in the northeast corner of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, just beyond the gates.

On game days the room will have seven employees plus student workers. From there Stern and his staff can monitor what’s on cable TV, game statistics, the stadium ribbon boards, web streaming, and, obviously, the big boy video board.

The staff also controls feeds to the club seating and suites and has all manner of replay, playback and preview capabilities.

The control room only lacks some wiring and tightening up from being completely finished.

I’ll post some notes later today following the scrimmage.

— PA




2 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Getting control of the video board”

  1. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    WOW! PA, that new system is something else. Think the prices for game tickets will go up to help pay some the cost here? Have a good day, Jimmy

  2. djrebel Says:

    If prices keep going up people will start watching on their own HD at home.

    — PA

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