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Vizrt to Intro Viz Trio One-Box for Cost-Effective Live 3D Graphics and Animation at NAB 2010

Live Sports Graphics

Nowhere is space more precious than on a mobile video unit. Even the 53-foot expando HDTV trucks are densely packed with gear and extremely crowded at air time. And many studio control rooms aren’t much roomier. So one of the most common complaints and requests that manufacturers hear is to pack more firepower into ever smaller boxes.

Viz Trio is highly versatile, intuitive, and full featured

As a company that prides itself on responding quickly to customer needs, Vizrt is stepping up with a solution for a critical piece of gear on every live broadcast—the ‘CG,’ or live 3D graphics and animation generator. At the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters show, from April 10-15, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV, Vizrt (Booth SL5408) will showcase Viz Trio One-Box—the latest version of its Viz Trio realtime 3D graphics and animation system.

As one of the most popular and widely installed live graphics systems in the world, Viz Trio is highly versatile, intuitive, and full featured. It allows artists and operators to deliver extremely creative and visually complex graphical presentations that enhance live sports, news, and specials.

Viz Trio previously required two standard desktop PCs to operate—one for Trio client and one for its powerful companion renderer Viz Engine. With Viz Trio One-Box everything, Viz Trio as well as the latest Viz Engine, runs on a single PC with two graphics cards on-board. This means that there is no negative impact on graphics quality or rendering speed. With Trio One-Box, both the VGA preview and final program signals can be viewed on one PC.

The work of two PCs is now being done on one

“With the new Viz Trio One-Box, the work of two PCs is now being done on one,” explained Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer, Vizrt. “By consolidating two PCs down to one, we’re saving our customers space. This solves a critical concern for OB [Outside Broadcast] mobile environments and studios where desk and rack space is at a premium.

“We’re also saving our customers money because there’s one less PC to buy,” Lang added. “And we’ve simplified the setup and maintenance of the whole system.”

Among the graphics frequently created using Viz Trio are score boxes, player statistics, game clocks, maps and charts. Trio customers often use another companion product, Viz Artist, for sophisticated 3D graphics, animation and template design.

Viz Trio One-Box will be the standard configuration for all future Viz Trio systems.


About Vizrt

Vizrt creates leading-edge content production tools for the digital media industry - from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools.

We propose a new vision for content creation, management and delivery with an end-to-end solution from conception to multi-format distribution. Through constant innovation and a good measure of fun, we create software and services that push creative boundaries and develop new ways of telling stories.

Vizrt's product suite is used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK