Vizrt to demonstrate 4K graphics and video playout, studio automation, and image-based tracking at NAB 2015

Other demos include media asset management, virtual graphics, social TV, and complete set of control room production tools

NAB 2015 booth #SL2417

Vizrt, a leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry, will demonstrate advanced tools to help broadcasters increase graphics and video productivity, enhance live sports coverage, and streamline production workflows. Among highlights will be demonstrations of Viz Opus, Viz Engine, Viz Arena, Viz Libero, Viz One, Viz Virtual Studio and much more. 

Studio automation

Viz Opus offers broadcasters a quickly deployable, easy-to-use, fully integrated, and compact control room in one system. It combines high-quality video and graphics composited by Viz Engine, the Viz Mosart automation system, and an audio mixer, all integrated to work seamlessly together. A full control room will be demonstrated including robotics at NAB 2015, to display the capabilities of Viz Opus and the Viz Mosart studio automation system.

Live video playout and graphics production in HD, 4K, SDI & IP

The latest version of Viz Engine, Vizrt’s real-time compositing engine, serves live video, clips, and real-time graphics to eight output channels from a single system in HD, 4K, SDI, and as IP streams. The multiple channels can be controlled together or individually. This and other capabilities will be demonstrated at NAB 2015, including Viz Engine running as a stand-alone video server, part of a SAN solution, driving a video wall, and part of a complete graphics and video workflow.

Image-based tracking and sports analysis

At NAB, Vizrt will present image-based tracking technology as part of Viz Arena. Viz Arena enables broadcasters to apply tied-to-field graphics without the need of mechanical tracking heads, whether at the stadium or downstream in the studio using only a single satellite feed. Vizrt’s EVP Sports, Dr. Stephan Würmlin Stadler, will also present the technology during the Broadcast Engineering Conference on Wednesday, April 15th, 4:00pm - 4:30pm. 

NAB 2015 will be the premiere of the tight integration between Viz Engine and Viz Libero, giving users a high degree of design flexibility for tracking markers, player highlights, and other analysis features. The integration of Viz Arena with Viz Engine allows for easy switching between image-based tracking with Viz Arena and hardware-based camera tracking systems from third party providers.

A complete 4K workflow for graphics and video

Viz Engine renders real-time 4K graphics and is fully integrated with newsroom, sports, weather, and promotions workflows. Viz One, the fastest and most scalable media asset management (MAM) system available, is 4K-ready, providing an important tool for broadcasters to manage and distribute high-quality 4K video content. Vizrt’s sports tools, Viz Libero and Viz Arena also provide 4K video and graphics analysis for a range of sports.

Controlling every screen in the studio

Viz Multiplay will make it’s NAB premiere showing how to control video and graphics content on a video wall and on multiple studio screens. Viz Multiplay allows broadcasters to have configuration freedom for filling screen content with an intuitive screen design tool and an easy to use touchscreen interface.

A one-box system for severe weather alerts

New to NAB will be the Viz Weather Alerts one-box solution, a cost effective severe weather alert system, that manages and controls the display of watches and warnings, overlays maps with satellite and radar imagery, integrates traffic data, and creates easy communication between the broadcaster and the viewers with integrated social media curation and distribution. All this is done from a single intuitive user interface with no monthly data fees.

Graphics and video virtually everywhere

Virtual graphics and augmented reality graphics with video will be featured in several places on the Vizrt booth. The Vizrt public show will feature the latest capabilities of Viz Virtual Studio including immersive and interactive graphics. 4K cameras and tracking systems will provide immersive graphics and video that will be displayed at the Vizrt booth throughout the show.

Interactive news and sports

Vizrt will feature a new package for broadcasters to easily create interactive news and sports presentations using a series of templates available in Viz Trio, Vizrt’s character generator, or through MOS using Viz Pilot. The journalist simply builds a playlist of content using the templates and then goes live on-air driving the pace of the story with an interactive screen.

Promotions and channel branding

The production of channel promotions can be speeded up with Vizrt´s complete workflow for promotions task management, templated graphics, promo versioning, and real-time playout of promotions video and graphics. Promotions projects, clip versions and metadata can be managed with Viz One, which is fully integrated with the Adobe suites of products, amongst other, as well as Viz Multichannel for playlist management, rules and promotions triggering. Record and store the aired graphics into Viz One for multiplatform distribution.

Engage the audience with Social TV

The Social TV solution is now available in a one-box solution including an interactive, customisable graphics package and that can be quickly integrated into any broadcaster’s workflow. Other new features on display at NAB will be geo-located analytics from any source for heat-map visualisations and the ability to trigger content directly to air using Social TV’s Feed Streamer component.

Traffic reports and maps

Help to guide an audience through the morning traffic with the new traffic tools in Viz World, Vizrt’s real-time 3D map system. Traffic data from an integrated data provider, places incidents and traffic flow information automatically on the map and continuously updates with the latest information. When combined with streaming traffic and weather cameras, Viz World gives broadcasters a tool for producing informative breaking news on-air content easily.

Vizrt will be hosting its NAB 2015 press conference on its booth (SL2417) at 12.30pm on Monday 13 April. To RSVP, please email vizrt@rlyl.com

Vizrt will host social events on their booth Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 5pm-6pm. To attend a social event, sign up on the Vizrt NAB page

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

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. This is made possible by 600 engaged and very competent employees in 40 offices around the world. The global headquarters is in Bergen, Norway and Vizrt Ltd is listed at the Oslo Stock exchange.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

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