Storytelling, live IP production, playout at heart of Vizrt IBC’s demos

At the International Broadcasting Convention, Vizrt will showcase its latest tools for story creation, video playout, augmented reality, live sports analysis, newsroom workflows, interactive storytelling and social media on stand 7.A20.

Viz Story main interface

Vizrt’s new tool, Viz Story, will be shown for the first time at IBC 2016.

The tool enables journalists to create stories for online and social media. Users can edit video as content is being ingested, add 3D graphics and branded maps to video timelines and publish directly to Facebook or other online and social media targets. Vizrt will also show how journalists and editors can add text on video graphics and narration to videos.

Viz Story will be available with low start-up costs as a subscription.

Also on display will be Viz Opus, Vizrt’s compact control room solution that provides newscast automation, real-time graphics and video playout, including playout of commercials, all in a single system. At the convention, Vizrt will demonstrate the system by setting up an IP-based live talkshow, podcast and other smaller productions with minimal space for a “one-man-show” production and playout.

At IBC, Vizrt will show a complete IP production and playout solution with the latest version of the powerful video server and real-time media compositor, Viz Engine. Vizrt’s solution helps broadcasters meet the challenges of the SDI to IP transition and for operating effectively in both hybrid SDI/IP and IP-only environments.

Viz Engine is a central part of any IP ecosystem with clip players, downstream keyers and DVEs.

Vizrt is a member of the the AIMS alliance and part of the ASPEN community. Vizrt is also a selected member of the VRT-EBU LiveIP project for live IP graphics, working in close collaboration with other industry leaders in IP development and innovations.

The latest developments in HTML based newsroom workflows will also be demonstrated at IBC 2016. A new HTML newsroom plug-in enables journalists to populate graphics and video templates in their browser of choice on Mac or PC. Compatible with the industry leading tool Viz Pilot, the new plugin can run on the same backend or on a completely new configuration. It runs natively in the Octopus Newsroom System and ENPS.

Viz Multiplay will also be presented at the show as a multiscreen and video wall control system. Vizrt will showcase how media companies use the system for displaying election results with multiple video sources, clips and data-driven graphics — all controlled from a touchscreen interface running in a browser.

As part of its social TV solution offerings, the latest version of Feed Streamer will be shown for easy moderation and publishing of social media content including tweets, Facebook posts, Vines and Instagram images and video.

Feed Streamer now also supports weather point data, allowing media companies to visualize weather content, such as a forecast or city forecasts over 3D branded maps, without the need of an in-house meteorologist.

Also demonstrated at the show will be integration with Signal — a tool used with Facebook and Instagram that lets journalists source, gather and embed newsworthy content directly into broadcast programming.

Vizrt will display the sports production tools behind the year’s biggest events including the Olympics in Brazil and the European Football Tournament, including showcasing a complete end-to-end workflow for rapidly displaying match highlights and analysis clips.

Viz Arena, Vizrt’s live virtual enhancement tool, now includes automatic player tracking allowing player moves to be highlighted easily and rapidly on instant replays.

Vizrt will also bring its live studio augmented reality show from NAB to IBC with added AR and interactive graphics and an expanded technical setup for an automated live show.

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