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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Allen Fieldhouse to get new HD video board

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson swoops into the lane under Oklahoma State forward Le'Bryan Nash as the Jayhawks work against a zone defense during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson swoops into the lane under Oklahoma State forward Le'Bryan Nash as the Jayhawks work against a zone defense during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Allen Fieldhouse is about to get a whole lot clearer.

Fans in attendance for the annual “Late Night in the Phog” event on Oct. 12 will be the first to experience a new high-definition (HD) video board and control room inside Kansas University's home basketball arena.

According to a release from KU, the new Daktronics video board is currently being installed and is scheduled to be completed on October 8. The center-hung scoreboard will remain as the same structure; however, the new video portion will increase to 18 feet wide and nearly 10 feet tall with HD resolution, which is three feet wider and a foot taller than the previous standard definition board.

To accompany the HD video board, Alpha Video also has been brought into Allen Fieldhouse to upgrade the Rock Chalk Video control room with HD capabilities.

The new control room will be built in the same location as the current control room and will largely mimic the equipment, functionality and workflow of the HD control room at Memorial Stadium. The new control room will feature five HD studio cameras, a production switcher, an audio and video routing switcher with integrated multi-image viewers, an 8-channel slow-motion system, a dual channel clip server, a character generator and playback/recording equipment.

“We are excited to upgrade the video board and control room in Allen Fieldhouse to HD to give the fans of Kansas the best in-game experience in the country,” said Mike Lickert, Director of Rock Chalk Video.

Comments

Redlandsjhawk 1 year, 6 months ago

I hope this somehow rubs off on ESPN Full Court. Those games are so blurry you can hardly read the score. A local (socal) station was showing the Big XII games (same games) and though not HD they were much clearer.

Speaking of concerts at AFH I saw Ike and Tina Turner Review back in the seventies. I can still remember the Ike-ettes. Great show.

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Armen Kurdian 1 year, 6 months ago

Was this really needed? Did the old one break or something? It seems like that money maybe could be used elsewhere or just not spent.

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Tony Bandle 1 year, 6 months ago

AAACCCHHH!!!!! You spoiled youngsters....when we were your age , we watched black and white, grainy, 35 mm quality broadcasts and we liked it..we loved it!! ... And we walked in snow 24" deep, uphill both ways, to each others house to see it!!!

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Bud Stagg 1 year, 6 months ago

so are the 5 hd studio cameras are going to be used to show the pre-season and non-conf games on the Jhawk TV network? Watching those games made my eyes hurt because they were not HD.

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Ron Prichard 1 year, 6 months ago

To quote Chris Farley:

This...Is...AWESOME!

(technically, it's "That was awesome" but you get the point)

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nuleafjhawk 1 year, 6 months ago

I heard Thomas singing a while back.....

"I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane I'm more than some pretty face beside a train And it's not easy to be me"

Oh - he was singing on his way to the bank!

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Lonnie Ross Dillon 1 year, 6 months ago

Man I love those throwback uniforms...

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kujhawkfan 1 year, 6 months ago

To answer your question kansasplains1, the hd video screen at Memorial Stadium is 85 feet wide.

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Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 6 months ago

How does this new HD video compare with the one at the Stadium (in terms of size, etc.)

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jaybate 1 year, 6 months ago

Hey, on this new video board, lets start running clips of all the old NFL players suing the NFL for concussion related dementia.

Run the chiron: "Basketball, It May Make You Lose Your Mind Sometimes, but It Won't Make You Forget You Lost It!!!"

Then chase with: "Mommas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Footballers"

Jimmy McMahon is 53 and fighting dementia.

Just a terrible.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/super-bowl-winning-quarterback-jim-mcmahon-says-wishes-192055029--nfl.html

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Chris Bruning 1 year, 6 months ago

all i know is props to whoever puts the videos together, they do an absolute amazing job!!!! The difference in KU and Duke's intro videos are far far apart.

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Priest Fontaine 1 year, 6 months ago

It blows my mind that we are just now upgrading to HD. Was there a funding problem or something to cause delays? I guess this explains why some of the non-ESPN/FOX/major network games looked like an Atari game on the HD flat screens at my local sportsbar in Brooklyn.

Now we need to hire a talented architect to blow away Kentucky's new student-athlete housing: http://www.coachcal.com/16170/2012/09/no-place-like-home-uks-new-gold-standard-in-housing/

And then throw in a building attached to the Fieldhouse that properly showcases the original bball rules.

and check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

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Eric TheCapn 1 year, 6 months ago

How about a photo of the current video board? Or the new one under construction? Please?

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KGphoto 1 year, 6 months ago

Get those recruits' faces up there early and often. Maybe even run highlight reels of each one and let the crowd respond. Give 'em a real feel for what it sounds like to have Jayhawk Nation rooting for you.

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Kent Fisher 1 year, 6 months ago

It's too bad the sound system can't be improved to match the quality of the video. The sound is muffled and distorted, and hard to understand.

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