Vizrt to debut new story-based production solutions and live production innovations at NAB 2016

Vizrt to debut new story-based production solutions and live production innovations at NAB 2016

From 4K to IP to Social TV: enhancements to stay competitive in a changing media landscape

At NAB 2016 Vizrt, the leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry, will demonstrate new innovations and tools for launching ‘pop-up’ stations, multiplatform workflows, IP streaming technologies, a powerful video playout solution, and more. 

Story-centric production
Today's broadcasters are transitioning to digital news organizations, playing alongside the digital-only media houses, online newspapers, and the new media space. To capture eyeballs, a news story needs to reach the audience anywhere and on all platforms first.  

At NAB 2016, Vizrt will demonstrate tools for today´s journalists to work smarter; stitch together multiple video clips, add templated graphics to video timelines, create automation controls and video wall presets, and publish stories instantly to mobile and web and to live news channels and studios, from within the same easy to use HTML tools.

With Vizrt´s proven Meta-graphics workflow journalists do not need to burn graphics into videos and assets can be reused and edited throughout the entire production of a news story.

For media houses with no traditional newsroom system, Vizrt’s Showmaker tool enables scripting of stories, editing of graphic and video templates. Showmaker is the perfect tool for pop-up live channels, podcast production, live productions, and sports and entertainment events, in conjunction with the powerful Viz Opus compact control room solution.


One PC control room solution
Vizrt will demonstrate the new version of Viz Opus featuring a new switcher-like interface familiar to traditional directors and with the ability to import playlists from traffic, providing commercial playout as well as comprehensive master control capabilities. A special tech preview will be shown of audio-based automatic vision mixer switching.

Efficiently combining graphics, video and metadata
The latest enhancements to the Viz One Media Asset Management system will be shown, including efficiently using Apple ProRes for large video archives, a more powerful panel for Adobe Premiere Pro, a new version of our proxy-editor, faster development tools towards Viz One and our workflow processes, and a smarter integration to OpenStack Swift. We will also show how to easily create lightweight transmission packages for full on-air variants.

Stories will be published to the web using our automatic packaging and transcoding from the control room. Production will also be shown using highly efficient H.264 compressed streams. Video can also be sent directly to social media including support for ASPEN, JPEG 2000, and SMPTE codecs. Attendees will also see a technical preview of Coder transcoding high-quality video with different graphics adapted to different channels and resolutions using NVIDIA hardware acceleration and MPEG-DASH.
A single Viz Engine - multiple uses cases
Vizrt´s high performance, real-time compositor, Viz Engine, will be demonstrated as a complete video playout solution, with a lightning-fast four channel video playout one-box setup. Viz Engine is capable of taking up to eight live inputs and has 16 virtual clip channels.


Vizrt is in the forefront of IP format support and will demonstrate IP streaming capabilities with SMPTE 2022-6 IP in and out and J2K IP out, on Matrox x.mio3E, as well as ASPEN IP streaming. Viz Engine will also be featured in several 4K real-time demonstrations and as a real-time VR and AR camera tracking processor in Vizrt´s hourly live public show.    

Vizrt will also show a tech preview of an all-new ingest solution, allowing for simultaneous recording of live feeds. Live proxy is generated during ingest so material can be edited immediately.

Rio Games, EURO football and Copa America
Vizrt will display its many sports production tools that rights holders of the Rio Games as well as international sporting events like EURO football and Copa America can use to enhance official broadcasts: interactive graphics, augmented and virtual live sports, sports analysis, and a live “CG for trucks” one-box solution.

Viz Eclipse, Vizrt’s game-changing virtual overlay solution, is making its debut at NAB, giving content owners the ability to insert unobtrusive region-specific ads directly into television feeds utilizing Vizrt’s pioneering image-based camera tracking innovation.


Studio screen control                                                                       
The latest version of Vizrt´s multiscreen studio control system, Viz Multiplay, will be demonstrated with an improved workflow for editing content and new vision mixer integration, allowing for switcher recall control.
2016 US election and social TV
Vizrt will demonstrate an all new one-box solution with a custom touch screen application for the U.S. election night results, featuring global telestration, media players, social media, election maps, and live data feeds.

New features of Vizrt Social TV include native support for polls and new native integrations for viewer engagement built specifically for elections and live events. Users can also now send social messages straight from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to newsroom templates. The Vizrt Social TV demo will also include an interactive news and maps solution and a technology preview of the new web-based moderation interface.

Weather Alerts
Vizrt´s Weather Alerts solution will be shown with many new enhancements, including animated alert maps, polygonal warning support, advanced alert automation support and more. In addition, broadcasters can now comply with FCC regulations with native text-to-speech support embedded in secondary audio channels.