AFL, Sports Video Innovations to Intro Schutt Vision
The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League (AFL) and Sports Video Innovations (SVI) have agreed in principle to a partnership implementing Schutt Vision technology during the 2014 AFL season. Schutt Vision is a new video technology which allows live-action video to be captured in-game by a camera small enough to fit within the nose bumper of the helmet.
“Our League has always strived to stay on the cutting edge of innovation,” says Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz . “Schutt Vision will allow us to make history by placing cameras on multiple players during games for the first time in sports history.”
Sports Video Innovations, in partnership with Schutt Sports, seeks to define and dominate a new market for point-of-view video cameras in sports applications. SVI is the first company to successfully integrate a high-definition video camera into the football helmet itself, fully impact resistant and capable of withstanding football’s grueling conditions. This makes point-of-view video available for the first time to teams from all levels of the game, from high school to the pros.
“SVI is excited about our partnership with the NET10 Wireless Arena football League, which will provide historic live football game content via Schutt Vision to fans,” says SVI Founder/CEO JR Liverman. “We firmly believe that Arena Football provides the perfect platform to launch Schutt Vision and together we will revolutionize the way fans watch football.”
“Schutt Vision is an incredible new product developed by SVI that will raise the broadcasting and content creators around football to an exciting new level,” says Schutt Sports President/CEO Robert Erb. “The ability to see what a player actually sees on the field, in real time, will make the in-game and overall experience for the fans of the Arena Football League the best of any sports platform anywhere.”
Further details about the partnership between the AFL and SVI will be announced in the coming weeks.