The Fédération Française de Natation oversees the official events of race swimming, synchronized swimming, diving and water polo at national level and for the French teams in international competitions. For water polo matches, video refereeing is increasingly deployed in major competitions.
In May 2023, for the playoffs of the French Waterpolo Championships in Marseille, the FF Natation wishes to implement an easy-to-install, ergonomic and intuitive video refereeing solution, for easy training and use by referees.
The deployed solution
For the 3 days of the competition, VOGO is deploying a turnkey VOGOSCOPE STAFF solution to provide the video refereeing tool. At the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille, the technician installs 5 cameras, a VOGO server and a touch screen near the scoreboard.
Each goal is filmed by 2 cameras on either side of the pool. The 5th camera films a wide shot of the pool, so that the referee can see all the actions and attacks. Via the touch screen, the video referee chooses his angle of view and reviews the action to make a relevant refereeing decision.
Goal or no goal?
The video referee connects to the “close-up” cameras on the cage to determine whether the ball has entered 100%. Only in this case is there a goal.
Goal on time?
The video referee checks that the ball has left the attacker’s hand before the attack phase timer expires.
The VOGOSPORT STAFF interface is easy for video referees to learn, and requires minimal training to officiate.
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