OmniSkore!HD was created in 2012 by
Ted Wagner and Skydive Arizona as an all-new electronic scoring
system to provide a High Definition (HD) experience in the
judging and viewing of all major skydiving disciplines.
While inspired by many aspects of its analog video predecessor,
OmniSkore, the new system (also referred to simply as OSHD) is a
complete redesign based on digital AVCHD video and of course
many “lessons learned” from OmniSkore.
In a single application, OmniSkore!HD supports the following
- Formation Skydiving (including
- Canopy Formations
- Artistic Events (Freestyle Skydiving
- Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing
- Speed events (e.g. USPA’s 10-Way
In addition to providing the HD experience,
OmniSkore!HD’s design also emphasizes the need for making
the entire judging process as efficient and painless as
- Laptop copy stations, called
“VTADS” (or Video Transfer and Distribution System), allow
the videographers to enter their jumps into the system. In
addition to copying the video files, VTADS serves to
transcode unusual formats to AVCHD when necessary, and
provide the correct file names for the scoring system (with
competitor number and round number). Anywhere from one to
four copy stations can be used in a competition.
- The OSHD software, on the scoring
systems, is engineered to make the entire process of
retrieving the videos and scoring them as efficient as
possible. It is as simple as clicking on a video icon, cuing
the video using a track bar, and clicking Score!.
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