In 2020 the NFL draft, which had been scheduled to be in Las Vegas, had to be reorganized due to the COVID 19 quarantine. The NFL approached Quince Imaging to find a way to incorporate fans from every team into the production. I produced a custom front-end for Make.TV’s cloud video service to allow fans of each team to be previewed and routed to multiple outputs with a single click.
- 15 fans from each of the NFL’s 32 teams are given a private URL to visit with their web browser.
- Make.TV’s landing page directs them through steps to begin a WebRTC contribution feed.
- Contributors watch and listen to return feed through their browsers.
- Custom control app can sort all incoming video feeds by team, according to the original URL they clicked.
- Thumbnails for all incoming feeds are updated every few seconds.
- Feeds can be marked to be ignored.
- When a particular team is cued to program, inputs for that team are automatically routed to 15 outputs from Make.TV.
- Output URIs are sent to a Ventuz instance, which renders all the production outputs from Make.TV.
- As new inputs for the current team appear and drop, routings and Ventuz states are updated.
- Custom control application selects the appropriate size of layout and state of each tile, to allow fallback to logo.
- Single instance of control application allows a single operator to control multiple parallel productions, sharing the same inputs but each with their own 15 outputs and Ventuz instance.