Rochester Futures Meet To Feature 4K Video Walls, Hi-Def Live Stream

2018 Futures Championships – Rochester

The 2018 Midwest Futures Championships will take place in Rochester, Minnesota this year, with the meet getting underway on Thursday and carrying on through the weekend.

Rochester Swimming, Inc. has really upped their game, installing three large 4K video walls and satellite displays around the venue via Visionary Display Systems. Take a look at them below:

By Jeff Chida, Visionary Display Systems

Jeff Chida has also told us there will be a high-definition webcast of the meet, which can be found here.

Their new video board was dedicated to the late Heidi Shaughnessy, wife of one of the founders of Rochester Swimming, Inc Bill Shaughnessy, who recently died after a long battle with cancer. You can read more on that story here.

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2 years ago

Wow why couldn’t nationals be like this

Coach John
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

this is probably a test event. don’t want to have any big foul ups on the big stage

Reply to  Coach John
2 years ago

Pretty sure they’re taking it on their own.. Coach JB and the RSC crew have been thinking innovation and being proactive on ways to make the experience better for some time.

Jeff Chida
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

They could be and given there media buget!

Visionary is a small technically skilled group of local swim parents/grandparents. Including a Surgeon, 2 S Savant programmers, an Engineer and a crusty old Marine that had the determination to do something better and unique.

Hopefully we have achieved just that

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2 years ago

RIP. I missed qualifying for this.

Tea rex
2 years ago

Tremendous – I’m sure an iPhone photo doesn’t do it justice

Jeff Chida
Reply to  Tea rex
2 years ago

Rex – you are correct the phone pic provided truly doesn’t do the RecCenter setup justice!

It is really quite breathtaking in person.

In fact, the 4K+ matrix displays were only being feed a 1080p signal for this meet becuase we had to transmit wirelessly.

Meaning the displays were at 1/4 the resolution of their 4K+ capability.

For the 2019 Speedo Sectionals, each of the matrix displays will be hardwired to provide true 4K content resolution.

We will also be able to stitch both main displays into one panoramic view.

Finally, the main picture used by SwimSwam was of a college meet in which the displays were running at 720p resolution because of an incorrect video mixer output setting.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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