Golf anyone? Yesterday, we went live with our latest major implementation – this one with PGA and Turner Sports powering the video for the 2010 PGA Championship. Gotuit time-based video metadata is being used to define each shot for each golfer as they happen live across three different video feeds for the entire tournament.
As the metadata is authored live, it is then published immediately to the PGA’s live video player that is running for the event:
You can see that the user has a choice of two different camera feeds to watch, with metadata markers displayed on each so viewers can quickly get to the key moments. One feed follows the Marquee group of golfers, including Tiger Woods, Y.E. Yang, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Grame McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen. The other video feed is the Par 3 Camera feed showing all the golfers on the Par 3 holes.
As with every video scene defined by Gotuit time-based metadata, there is a distinct thumbnail, title, time offsets, and several other attributes for each video scene that drive automated playlists on other parts of the site.
For example, the video metadata is also used to incorporate video into the Leaderboard. As soon as metadata has identified a golfer’s shot, that golfer gets a video camera icon next to their name. Clicking on the camera icon brings up a Gotuit video player specific for that golfer, showing all the golfers shots from all the video feeds throughout the tournament.
Viewers can also click on a golfers name to be brought to the Player Scorecard for that golfer. For example, here is the Player ScoreCard for Tiger Woods. For any hole where there is video available, a play icon is displayed. Clicking on that hole brings the viewer to the 2010 PGA Championship Video Portal showing that specific golfer’s shots on that hole.
The Gotuit-powered 2010 PGA Championship Video Portal has all the video from all the feeds, with each shot from each golfer organized into several different playlists to help convert visitors to viewers. These include the playlists By Golfer, By Round, and By Hole. Other interesting video playlists include just the Eagles, Birdies, and Bogeys during the tournament. The Portal automatically starts playing the Key Moments when a visitor first arrives, to immerse them immediately in the very best from the tournament.
Here is the Gotuit embedded player showing the Key Moments:
This is the 92nd annual PGA Championship and as one of golf’s four major tournaments, it is an important and prestigious event. We are very excited to see Gotuit’s premium, time-based video metadata applied to the over 100 hours of video that will be streamed and broadcast live across the four days.