Vimond Highlights and Vizrt's Viz One integration delivers powerful video storytelling workflow

Live stream clip extraction tool with powerful MAM system combination opens up content for online and on-air

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, 13-16 April 2015, booth SL2417 - Vizrt, a leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry, and Vimond, a leading enabler of unique digital media services, announced today new integration to help broadcasters manage video content for online and on-air use. The integration will be premiered at Vizrt’s booth (SL2417) and Vimond’s booth (SU9017) at NAB 2015.

Vimond Highlights version 1.6 allows editors to aggregate and record multiple live digital feeds and extract clips which are then ready to publish directly on an online TV service, a social media site, or export the clips and metadata to Viz One for lifetime management. Editors generate clips through an intuitive interface, where they can scrub through video feeds, set in and out points and generate a video clip with a single click. Clips are then generated in multiple formats and are ready to distribute to Viz One, and any number of destinations such as Facebook and YouTube.

“Vimond Highlights was designed to facilitate content creation and distribution when time matters the most. Our goal was to reduce video highlight publishing from minutes, and hours in some cases, to seconds.” said Glenn Pedersen, cto at Vimond. 

Viz One, Vizrt’s media asset management (MAM) system, ingests the clips published by Highlights and makes them available for searching, previewing and editing on every workstation in the production environment. Through Viz One’s browser-based interface, media companies can send the clips to a playlist for use on-air or online. Highlights retains links to the clip and can make further edits to the content.  

“Story production is the most important part of the daily news creation process and to aid this, journalists need to have all available assets at their fingertips,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, cto at Vizrt. “The integration of clips from Vimond Highlights into Viz One gives the journalists content used for web that can then be repurposed for on-air use and managed with the full power of Viz One. This gives them the best tools to tell their story for any output channel.”

Tristan Earl, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry tristane@rlyl.com , +44 (0) 207 403 8878

About Vimond:

Vimond Media Solutions AS (www.vimond.com) develops and markets tools for the new world of TV. Established in 2011 and based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of successful technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV 2. Vimond enables unique digital TV services by making advanced solutions available worldwide to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide.

Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

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