Sports Replays: Editorial & Operational Training

Delivered in English with the dates and location still to be confirmed.

Course Details

Venue: TBC
Date: TBC
Number of places: 8
Duration: 4 days
Course Fees: 1,600 Euros

How to Apply: Please fill out the registration form listed at the bottom of the page.

*In case of non-participation, we follow a non-refund policy, for avoidance of doubt in case of non-participation no refund will be done by Broadcast Academy to the user. If Broadcast Academy cancels the course, participants are entitled to a full refund.

* Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in this course.

Course Information

The course would incorporate the essence of HBS’s experience of working on world-class sporting events and EVS’s experience in delivering cutting edge live video technologies for broadcast and new media productions. This joint training session delivered by EVS and Broadcast Academy will bring years of experience from the international sports landscape. It will provide expert’s insights, best practices, and will be a unique training opportunity to learn all about the world of sports replays.

This certified training is the first of its kind to focus on the editorial side of the Live Slow Motion (LSM) and designed to benefit those who intend to develop their career as Replay Operators in production of live sports events.  

Course Objectives


Introduction & Presentation

  • Introduction of the Broadcast Academy 
  • Introduction of the Trainers & Broadcast Academy team 
  • Introduction of each participant 
  • Goals of the course & agenda of the four days 


  • Touchscreen, buttons, and secondary functions 
  • The Multiviewers 
  • The Viewer 
  • Review of the clips grid and the new Playlist panel 
  • Remote settings and operation settings 

Working with Inputs

  • Introduction 
  • PGM/PRW Modes, replay sequences, take for switching PGM/PRV 
  • Difference on the remote view and on the Multiviewer 
    • Exercises: To mix on air some replays 
  • Multi PGM Mode – When we can use PGM/PRV and when we can use Multi PGM mode 
    • Exercises: Roll some replays on PGM1 and others on PGM2 (Interviews on PGM1 and replays on PGM2) 
  • Cue points, live and playback mode 
  • Freeze on cue point 

Working with Clips

  • Creation of clips 
    • Exercises: Clip on air and see the old screens functions, change inputs, clips toggle 
  • Clips Structure 
  • Guard bands duration 
    • Exercises: Redefine IN et OUT, Clear IN, Clear OUT, view on multiviewer 4 
  • Clip settings 
  • Automake, guard bands, Post-Roll, Autoname with Metadata’s 
  • Philosophy of the Pages and Banks 
    • Exercises: Create clips in certain pages and banks 
  • Name and Metadata’s 
    • Exercises: Name clips in the viewer and add metadata in the remote 
  • Clips Colours 
  • Local and Network mode, differences 
  • Copy Move Erase Clips 
  • Exercises, copy and move clips in local mode 
  • Erase multi clips from the viewer or clip by clip on the remote 

Network Operations

  • How to connect to servers
    • Recall Function 
    • Overview 
    • Access network in other server’s pages and banks 
    • How to recall, clips, playlists in Local or Network server 
    • Exercises: Recall closing sequence or ITW to roll it on PGM 
  • Train Function 
  • Structure, how to access on it, filter page 
    • Exercises: Access to a train from a distant server and clip on local some shots 
  • TC Configurations 
    • Search by timecodes, browse by clips, record 
  • Push functions 
    • Exercises: Pushing clips and pushing to favourite mode 


  • Overview, Interface 
  • Benefits of the Shotbox 
  • Alternative to pages and banks 
  • Autoplay, switch btw playlists 
    • Exercises: Add to Shotbox Clips, colour it, Playlist from local and Distant server 


  • Overview, Interface 
  • Benefits of the shortcuts, use case and overview of all functions available 
  • Add colours and Clear shortcuts 
    • Exercises: Add shortcuts, add clips, playlists (local and network playlists) and record trains) 

Practice Session on the Simulator

  • Each session with 4 Operators in real conditions 

The Live TV Simulator is based on EVS technology and consists of two XT3 production servers, one IP Director and one Dyvi live production switcher. Different football and tennis matches are loaded on to the Simulator to create a live-OB environment for the directors to practise their craft and skills. 



  • Overview of the playlist mode 
  • Interface on the remote screen 
  • Add clips, add cut, IN/OUT edit clips in the playlist, transitions, Film Fx 
  • Advanced video and audio editing 
  • Clips 
  • Overview of editing packages for a football match: Highlights, match, Press Conference, Goals and Flash ITW 
    • Exercises: In real conditions; produce Highlights and closing sequence packages from a proposed football match, ready to roll just at the end of the match. Watch every playlist on screen and Q/A. 


  • Overview, interfaces 
  • Clips 
  • Name clip, copy clips, charge clip on PGM and roll it (shortcuts of the viewer), copy playlists into another playlist 
  • Recall clips, playlists, and access record trains 
  • Playlist panel 
  • Add clips, change type of transitions, duration of transition, mute clips, delate, information on screen 
  • Search mode, filters 
  • Restripe TC 
    • Exercises: Add to a playlist ISO angles of clips (best angles actions of the Playlist use case) with 3 stars by tc. 


  • Introduction to Xsquare, export from clips and playlists to different targets 
  • Flatten playlists 

Introduction to Xtra Motion 

  • What is Xtra motion and when to use 
    • Exercises: Put the Xtramotion target as a shortcut and clip a reaction’s player, then do Xtra motion. 

Practise Session on the Simulator 

  • Each session with 4 Operators in real conditions 
  • Review of a football match 


Director’s editorial & best operational workflow expectations 

Best practices for storytelling and operational workflows 

  • Replay philosophy 
  • OB environment 
  • Preparation and technique 
  • Communication 
  • Set up for big matches (with a slomo Coordinator position) and smaller configurations (without a slomo Coordinator position) 
  • Storytelling, editorial with use cases 
  • Camera plans and camera angles 
  • EVS allocations, editing packages for each operator (depending on configurations) 
  • Study of running order of a football match 

Practise session on the Simulator 

  • Each session with 4 Operators in real conditions 
  • Review of a football match 


Group 1: Practise session on the Simulator 

  • Each session with 4 Operators in real conditions 
  • Review of a football match 

Group 2: Practise session on the Simulator 

  • Each session with 4 Operators in real conditions 
  • Review of a football match 

Recap and Q&A Evaluation of the session 

Please Note: The above course agenda is for reference purposes only. The sessions can be tailored to the precise requirements of the participants. The participants will gain experience from relevant International and best practises for replay operations. Participants are also allowed to bring in their work (covered matches/games) for review by our experts. 

Our Experts


JOHN WATTS, Executive Producer & Director

One of the world’s most experienced multi-camera live sports directors. Won a BAFTA award and received 10 nominations, plus 4 Royal Television Society awards and a RTS Fellowship. His extensive football credits include six English FA Cup finals, five English League Cup Finals, over 20 years of UEFA Champions League coverage – including the Finals in 2002, 2003 and 4K coverage of the Final in 2016. He has directed the host broadcast coverage at the FIFA World Cup™ in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and the European Championship in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.


RACHEL PILLAR, Replay Operator

Worked as an EVS Operator for various international sports events. Experience of working extensively with different EVS products. EVS trainer for live sports direction training session.


  • The Simulator integrates LSM-VIA as part of the core operating system of the XT3 class of servers offered by EVS. The operational base is integrated into the server itself, and it recreates live editing experience for sports and live event broadcasting within a controlled environment. 
  • Provides replay mode functions in slow motion, super motion and a range of on-the-fly editing actions. 
  • Includes LSM Connect for clips and playlist management, specific Paint mode, Target mode and Split screen. 
  • Configured with the two EVS XT3 live video servers and an IP director – enabling up to twelve ISO camera feeds in High Definition 1080i format for ingest/playout, a Dyvi live video switcher for the camera cutting and all necessary slow motion operational tools to create the replay sequences. 
  • The XT3 Involves the use of archive content from real-world sports events as a training environment. It aids in live sports production, storytelling and creating live highlights and replays. 
  • The trainees have hands on experience. 
  • Unlimited testing with no live broadcast pressure. 


  • The X-One enables up to six ISO camera feeds in High Definition 1080i format for ingest/playout. 
  • Based on EVS technology of X-One, the Unified Live Production Simulator can import any other media files. 
  • X-One features a contextualised user interface (UI) that adapts to the type of production on which it is deployed. This allows a single operator to manage graphics, audio and replays with ease. 
  • The built-in intelligent production assistant makes suggestions for highlights and logging, and the operator can focus more on editorial nature of his/her role. 
  • The dedicated UIs is available on the EVS cloud and can be downloaded and installed ahead of any production. 
  • It is easy to set up and configure according to the different training scenarios. 

Financial Support

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