2017 NAB Show Preview: Broadcast graphics solutions

For many broadcasters, augmented reality and monitor control continue to be top of mind, making up an important piece of the visual puzzle.

For local stations, specifically, augmented reality represents a key way to differentiate, especially for weather and sports coverage. As one of our 5 Trends to Watch at NAB, we noted the technological barriers to entry continue to fall, including cost and training.

Others are continuing to explore virtual studios, like Scripps, which allow smaller stations to spread their dollar further with multiple venues without the traditional costs associated with a set.

With that in mind, here are a few graphic solutions providers to visit during the NAB Show, ranging from tilting and playout to motion graphics design.


South Hall (Upper) – #SU902
Following its annual Avid Connect event, Avid will showcase the latest updates to its graphic playout solutions, monitor control systems and AR/VR systems.


South Hall (Lower) – #SL4616
Brainstorm will present the latest updates to its family of software, including enhancements to InfinitySet, it’s trackless virtual set solution. Learn More


South Hall (Lower) – #SL9721
Partnering with NewBlue, BroadcastPix will showcase a production switcher with a built-in live CG engine, allowing for real-time tilting. Learn More


South Hall (Lower) – SL1210
During NAB, ChyonHego will hightlight the latest updates to the Camio Universe, including workflow enhancements and major changes to LyricX. The provider will also debut the VPX Virtual Production Server. Learn More


Giant Octopus

North Hall – #N3820
With the return of Ruth Dial, Giant Octopus is recharged and ready to help determine the future of motion graphics. Learn More


South Hall (Lower) – #SL5016
NewTek brings 4K and UHHD to the Tricaster with the TC1, a end-to-end production solution that can handle virtual sets, graphic playout and live streaming. Learn More


North Hall – #N3506
Along with new switchers and servers, Ross will showcase its XPression Graphics solution and Frontier Virtual Set System, built using the Unreal Game Engine.


South Hall (Lower) – #SL8130
Along with showing system updates, wTVision will debut ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud, a fully hosted cloud playout system, during NAB.


South Hall (Lower) – #SL2416
Vizrt will enhance its VR with photorealism during NAB, along with demonstrating new weather, sports production and video wall control tools. Learn More