Finding the right camera for sport analytics

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Every application for sports analytics has its individual requirements. We know how to help you find the best camera solution for your application.


Captured videos in sports allow coaches to instantly replay and review to see more errors, explain the proper techniques and simply provide better feedback to players by tracking their motions, and performances. Furthermore, a camera system with goal line technology can be enormously helpful in assisting referees to make correct decisions on whether the ball has crossed the line. Analyzing these data makes sports more transparent, fairer and safer. It also improves the fan engagement in stadiums and during sports broadcasting. 


The biggest challenge when capturing fast moving players and objects is often minimizing motion blur in images and videos. Handling large amounts of data, high resolution and high bandwidth are key requirements. Moreover, imaging applications in sports and entertainment venues often require long cable lengths as the cameras need to be installed hundreds of meters away from a host system. State of the art systems also enable AI real-time analyses.

When choosing a camera for sports analytics, the following aspects are relevant:

  • Fast and precise triggering for capturing the most accurate detail
  • High framerates, high resolution, and image quality for capturing every fast-moving target
  • Reliable technology and interface supporting long cable lengths for stadiums or arenas
  • Easy setup for multi-camera applications
  • GigE/Ethernet-based interfacing for simplifying camera integration with only one cable
  • Global shutter sensors for preventing distortion and blur
  • Precision Time Protocol (PTP) as accurate support for sports analytics applications

Feature-rich GigE Vision cameras

The Alvium camera series has a Gigabit Ethernet interface with various cable lengths and offers you a wide variety of sensors. Highest image-quality, accuracy, and speed is guaranteed in a compact form factor. Once you have integrated the Alvium camera, you can easily switch or add performance levels with an Alvium G5 camera.

The Alvium GigE cameras support IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), packet resend mechanisms and have a very low failure rate in the field. By using Action Commands or the Trigger over Ethernet (ToE) function, our Alvium cameras can be triggered simultaneously via the Ethernet connection which is particularly relevant for event-driven applications.

Alvium can also be a customized solution. Let us discuss your project!

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By focusing on what counts for each customer, Allied Vision finds solutions for every application, a practice which has made Allied Vision one of the leading camera manufacturers worldwide in the machine vision market.

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