ORF Expands and Upgrades Vizrt Graphics in Austria

These latest orders complete a comprehensive graphics overhaul across all production divisions, begun by the broadcaster in 2004. ORF now makes use of more than forty of Vizrt's flagship character generators - Viz|Trio - which were added to ORF's existing Vizrt virtual studio set and real-time 3D graphics system of ten Viz| Engine renderers. In addition, to enable a consistency of look across live and pre-recorded programs, the broadcaster has harnessed the powerful 3D rendering capabilities of the Vizrt system for its post- production edit suites, and has now bought a total of twenty-five non-linear editing plug-ins, which integrate with its Pinnacle editing systems.
 
ORF has two public service channels, ORF1 and ORF2.

About Vizrt:
Vizrt is the world's leading provider of HD/SD real-time 2D and true 3D broadcast graphics. The company's software suite offers a complete graphics solution including: character generation, content management and newsroom integration, 3D tickers, virtual studio, 3D weather application with data integration, Curious Software map creation tools, virtual sports analysis, information display and virtual effects.
 
All Vizrt's graphics products are powered by a single core renderer, the unique and powerful Viz|Engine(TM). Vizrt's graphics solution goes beyond the visual aspect and includes highly customized user interfaces for the designer, operator, journalist and engineer.
 
The world's leading broadcasters, such as CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK as well as Production houses and Corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchange, use the Vizrt's software suite. Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.
 
For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com
 
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