Meet Lyyve Coach: The two trailer-mounted 12' x 7' outdoor rated LED boards give Florida's coaching staff an immediate look at what just happened on the field after a drill or play. Manufactured by 8K Solutions in Titusville, Fla., the Lyvve Coach boards are lightweight enough to be pushed anywhere on the field by hand, or towed behind a golf cart.
Twenty-four NFL teams and 18 teams from the college power-five conferences have switched from the traditional manned scissor lifts to the new mobile “mast cams.” Rated for 55 miles per hour winds, the MastRcam operator sits at a console with a pan zoom tilt control to shoot practices.
The Chiefs are using new practice cameras this season that don’t require a traditional manned lift - “They’re called mastRcam mobiles,” said Pat Brazil, the Chiefs’ Director of Video Operations. “Basically, they’re similar to a boat trailer with a moulded canopy and Bimini on top, with a 55-foot tall telescoping mast that’s rated for 50 miles per hour."
...the Dolphins cooked up the idea in the spring, got together with 8K Solutions, a sports technology firm based in Titusville, and have been pleased with the early returns.
...thanks to new technology made by 8K Solutions out of Titusville, Florida, Hobbs can monitor practice on three mast cams using robotic cameras and joysticks from the comfort of his control panel.
8K Solutions attended the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl, showcasing how the mastRcam is changing practice and introducing new products, including Lyvve Coach. Bob White was interviewed by the "Late Hits" radio show and shared more information about how teams are putting this technology to use. Listen to the clip below:
See 8K Solutions' Lyvve Coach in action as Michigan football takes to the fields at Barry University for another practice before the Orange Bowl.
The University of Tulsa football program is using mastRcam technology from 8K Solutions during practice sessions in Miami this week for the Miami Beach Bowl. The Golden Hurricane will play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Monday at Marlins Park in the 2016 edition of the Miami Beach Bowl.
8K Solutions’ MastRcam Mobile — which Michigan currently uses — essentially acts as a scissor lift replacement for graduate assistants and video coordinators, like the Wolverines’ Phil Bromley. The 55-foot high unit allows Michigan to capture footage from two separate cameras perched high atop a mobile cart, which can easily be moved around practice fields.
Since Harbaugh’s arrival in Ann Arbor prior to the 2015 season, the program started integrating products from 8K Solutions, a technology provider that works with nearly a dozen college football teams and roughly a quarter of NFL franchises, including the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers — the team he once coached.