Ready-to-Use 4k Broadcast Graphics Solution from Ventuz and Blackmagic


Ventuz and Blackmagic partnered up at NAB 2014 to showcase a cost-efficient, off-the-shelf 4K broadcast graphics workflow. Software/hardware integration enables live, on-air broadcast graphics without pre-rendering.

Ventuz Technology, developer of resolution-independent, real-time graphics software and Blackmagic Design, manufacturer of creative video technology join forces to provide an affordable, off-the-shelf solution that can be used today for 4K Ultra HD broadcasts.

The solution on display at NAB streams uncompressed 4K video from a HyperDeck Pro 4K SSD recorder or a 4K camera to the Ventuz real-time render engine via a DeckLink 4K Extreme capture and playout card. Ventuz layers channel branding graphics into the live video stream and immediately outputs it through the DeckLink 4K Extreme to a 4K display.


“Together with the Blackmagic hardware we can offer a 4k graphics solution that studios can deploy today”, said Erik Beaumont, COO of Ventuz. “The throughput of Blackmagic’s hardware combined with the real-time capabilities of the Ventuz render engine simplifies working in 4K and offers a streamlined, cost-effective way to get ahead of the curve.“

The workflow solution was on display at NAB 2014, April 7-10, in the Ventuz Technology AG stand. A similar installation using the combination of Ventuz and Blackmagic was also shown in the AMD. Additionally, Ventuz demoed in-studio video wall and staging solutions for game shows, newsrooms and Reality TV.