Vizrt Provides Free Imagery for Broadcasters of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

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Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry and DigitalGlobe have made high-resolution satellite images of the Sochi Winter Olympics venues available to broadcasters for free to enhance viewers’ games experience.

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The imagery guarantees broadcasters up-to-date graphics of the completed venue and terrain. Captured in February 2014 the images will be updated throughout the games and available to journalists that use Viz World in their native newsroom control system (NRCS). Designers using the Viz World plugin in Viz Artist or the standalone Viz World Classic will also have access to the imagery.

The images taken using DigitalGlobe’s constellation of satellites are available for free for 30 days. Journalists and Viz World customers that subscribe to the DigitalGlobe’s GlobalBaseMap will have access for the duration of the games, giving them new storytelling capabilities.

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Viz World is the broadcast industry’s standard for the creation of branded maps and geographic animations. It enables producers, journalists and operators to include maps and geographical information in any graphic template. By extending Viz World to a server edition, it can provide further flexibility for the creation of real-time, branded map imagery to several clients embedded within Vizrt’s control applications.

Steps to access the imagery:
You can access the imagery using Viz World Maps editor.
1.    Go to the Images Tab
2.    Select XXII Olympic Winter Games
3.    Add the event to your map
Fit the map to the event
Note: A license is required to access the imagery.

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About Vizrt
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, sports analysis and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing and compositing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, and NHK. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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