The award-winning Viz Story makes its European debut at IBC2016

The award-winning Viz Story makes its European debut at IBC 2016

Editing and publishing tool allows media companies of any size to rapidly publish custom video and real-time graphics to social media and online

Vizrt, a leading provider of story production tools for digital media publishers, will demonstrate its story editing and publishing tool for the first time in Europe at IBC 2016 stand 7.A20.

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Viz Story has already collected several awards with winner of the NAB 2016 NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology, winner of the BIRTV Grand Award for outstanding product, and is shortlisted for the IABM Design and Innovation Awards at IBC2016.

Viz Story enables journalists to quickly and easily create stories for online and social media. The system is an end-to-end workflow for repurposing and creating new content in broadcast quality. Users can edit video as content is being ingested, add state-of-the-art 3D graphics to video timelines, and publish directly to Facebook or any other online and social media targets, to FTP, and to local folders, all from the same easy-to-use browser-based interface. Video assets created in Viz Story can also be added to Vizrt’s media asset management solution.

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Creating Text on Video for Facebook
In Viz Story you work with templates for quickly producing videos with enriched graphics. The templates give the journalist a fast way to add text and define the style of Text On Video (TOV) content. Graphics are rendered in real-time by Vizrt’s state-of-the-art 3D graphics rendering system, Viz Engine.

“Content producers for YouTube, Facebook, and other online media platforms need a way to get their content online as fast as possible but still have a lot of editorial control over the content to create a professional product”, said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. “Viz Story allows journalists and content creators to create new or repurpose existing video with new graphics and custom resolutions, like Facebook’s square video, or edit new content from the field, add graphics and voiceovers, and send them immediately to their desired online platform.”

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Viz Story offers media companies a tool that is unparalleled in the industry for easy creation of high-quality looking, branded stories that are easily consumable on online and social media platforms. The system is scalable for use by the individual journalist or major media networks. It will be available with low start-up costs as a subscription.

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, video playout, studio automation, sports analysis, journalist story tools, and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, social media, video editing, compositing, and multiplatform VOD and live playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Sky Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, 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.

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