NAB 2017 HOT TOPICS

Broadcast Graphics Products Guide

For the second year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is broadcast graphics (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as a PDF, click here. 

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AccuWeather | Booth SL6816 | Website: www.accuweather.com  | 385 Science Park Road, State College, PA 16803 | 814-235-8634
StormDirector+ AccuWeather’s interactive weather system StormDirector+ can transform and revolutionize weather presentations with. It will establish you well above the competition with advanced storytelling tools, proprietary weather data and stunning graphical capabilities. New features this year include Immersive Weather, time lapse, social media integration, video blogger capabilities and content creation for your web and mobile pages.
Product Info: http://storyteller.accuweather.com/weather 

StoryTeller — StoryTeller is a complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. Deliver the dynamic and interactive experience today’s media-savvy audiences demand with the StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution from AccuWeather. StoryTeller has become an essential part of newsrooms and is a one-of-a-kind, intuitive solution that allows newsroom managers, technicians and on-air talent to create compelling, interactive stories with ease. From live audience feedback and breaking news to traffic reports, weather forecasts and more.
Product Info:
http://storyteller.accuweather.com/

To Set up an Appointment:  Call 814.235.8600 or email [email protected]

 

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Avid | Booth SU902 | Website: www.avid.com | 75 Network Dr., Burlington, MA 01803 | 978-640-6789

Avid 4Designer — Avid 4Designer gives graphic artists and designers the tools they need to create beautiful, state-of-the-art graphics in real-time. Users can bring content to life with defined 2D/3D motion graphics and virtual studios in a wide range of resolutions. 4Designer integrates into any studio graphics workflow and is the core application used to create graphics for Avid’s entire production environment, including on-air graphics, virtual studios, channel branding, sports enhancements, video walls and interactivity.
Product Info: http://www.avid.com/en/products/4designer/features
Datasheet:
http://www.avid.com/~/media/avid/files/products-pdf/4designer/avid_4designer_ds_a4.pdf
Availability:
Immediate
Price:
See website for pricing.

Avid Maestro — Maestro offers a complete on-air graphics suite that enables broadcasters to easily create, manage, distribute and playout real-time 3D graphics and video. Maestro can be easily customized for a wide variety of environments and integrates seamlessly with solutions across the Avid MediaCentral Platform, as well as third-party news and editing applications. The newest version of Maestro provides new MAM capabilities, fast turnaround workflows and extended user management to boost production efficiency. 

Product Info: http://www.avid.com/products/maestro
Datasheet:
http://www.avid.com/~/media/avid/files/products-pdf/maestro/avid_maestro_ds_a4.pdf
Availability:
Immediate
Price:
See website for pricing.  

To Set Up an Appointment: [email protected]

 

Baron | Booth C6920 | Website: www.baronweather.com | 4930 Research Dr., Huntsville, AL 35805 | 256-881-8811
Baron Lynx — Baron Lynx combines market-differentiating graphics and exclusive weather data products wrapped into a one-box solution for weather storytelling. Several new features have been added this year, including precision hand tracking, GPS vehicle and helicopter tracking, enhanced storm tracking and new weather data. Lynx also accesses an expanding library of weather graphics and forecast models to ensure stations have new weather content daily. 
Product Info:
http://www.baronweather.com/industries/broadcast/weather-presentation/weather-graphics/ and http://www.baronweather.com/howweatheriswon/
Datasheet: http://www.baronweather.com/howweatheriswon/
Availability: Immediate.

Baron Gen3 Radar — Baron has released a new line of radar fully designed and developed by its radar engineers. The Gen3 line of radars offers mobile and fixed installations in C-band and High-Frequency S-band. A high level of data clarity is provided through clutter suppression. Dual-polarization is available as a standard option, while automated monitoring ensures reliable performance.
Product Info: http://www.baronweather.com/industries/broadcast/radar/
Datasheet: http://www.baronweather.com/assets/2016/08/Baron-White-Paper-Radar-System-Selection.pdf
Availability: Immediate
To Set Up an Appointment:  [email protected]

 

ChyronHego | Booths SL1210 | Website: www.chyronhego.com | 5 Hub Dr., Melville, NY 11747| 631-845-2051
LyricX 2.5 — ChyronHego’s latest version of this graphics creation and playout solution adds powerful usability enhancements, a variety of new design features and even greater performance than prior versions of the platform.  

LyricX 2.5 adds new design capabilities, such as new tools for 3D object creation and new powerful features when working with high resolution video wall graphics. In addition, LyricX 2.5 offers enhanced CAMIO integration providing the industry’s most powerful and most popular news graphics workflow.
Product Info: http://chyronhego.com/family/lyric-family
Availability: 2Q

NewsTicker Version 5 — ChyronHego will unveil version 5 of NewsTicker, the company’s solution for displaying and managing content for ticker displays. NewsTicker 5 is a web-based platform for managing a large variety of data sources, such as news, financial data, sport results, social media and more. In addition, NewsTicker 5 also provides a full workflow around severe weather alerts and school closings. With version 5, NewsTicker has been re-engineered with a new easy to use user interface. NewsTicker 5 is now optimized for all modern browsers and platforms, including mobile devices and tablets.
Product Info: http://chyronhego.com/family/newsticker-family
Datasheet:
http://192.241.161.41/documents/support_files/Product%20Information%20Sheets/NewsTicker-PI-sheet.pdf

Availability: 2Q 

To Set Up An Appointment: http://info.chyronhego.com/nab-2017-schedule-meeting

 

FOR-A | Booth C5117 | Website: www.for-a.com | 11155 Knott Ave., Suite G & H, Cypress, CA 90630 | 714-894-3311
ClassX — FOR-A is now the exclusive distributor of the ClassX solution of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, Central and South America. ClassX offers a complete solution with pixel-perfect, real-time 2D and 3D motion graphics and titling, SportsGraphics, SocialServer, MOS newsroom interface, clip playing automation, picture-in-picture and a multi-functional scripting facility. Broadcasters and live event producers can now create and play out ClassX real-time broadcast graphics integrated with FOR-A video switchers.
Product Info: 
www.for-a.com
Availability:
Immediate
Price: Starts at $12,900. 
To Set Up an Appointment:
 [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Imagine Communications | Booth SL1516 | Website: www.imaginecommunications.com | 3001 Dallas Parkway Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034 | 469-803-4900

 Versio Platform — The Versio Platform integrated playback solution leverages Adobe After Effects in content creation for sophisticated real-time graphics playout. Using the After Effects application with embedded XMP metadata, Versio is empowered with dynamic text, graphic and DVEs as well as rich expressions for enhanced behaviors. XMP triggering information allows automated controls to be efficiently executed between graphics themselves. Graphics assets are intelligently managed by Versio Content Portal on centralized storage as well as for playback at the edge via Versio Automation.

Availability: Q2 2017 

To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected] 

 

Maxon Computer | Booth SL1400MR & SL6324 | Website: www.maxon.net | 2640 Lavery Court, Suite A, Newbury Park, CA 91320 | 805-376-3333
Cinema 4D Release 18 — Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18) is the latest generation of the company’s 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization and rendering software application. New MoGraph features in R18 include the Voronoi Fracture object for procedural object fracturing and the ReEffector that works like a layer system for Effector setups. Additional R18 highlights: new Interactive Knife tools for precision cutting across multiple surfaces, Object Motion Tracking, Shaders and Surface Effects and Substance Engine integration.
Product Info: https://www.maxon.net/en/products/new-in-release-18/overview/ and  https://www.maxon.net/en/products/overview/
Datasheet: https://www.maxon.net/en/products/infosites/product-comparison/
Availability: Immediate
To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]

 

Pixel Power | Booth: SL8320 | Website: www.pixelpower.com | 209 E. Alameda Ave., Suite 102, Burbank, CA 91502 | 818-276-4506
OnDemand — is a software-only, virtualizable pay-as-you-go solution for on-screen branding, promotion and creative graphics, designed specifically to satisfy new generations of TV services.

OnDemand combines the Clarity graphics engine with use-based pricing and is well-suited for VOD (Video On Demand), IPTV, multi-screen and other content repackaging business workflows. OnDemand offers flexibility, ease of use and cost savings combined with high quality output, based on the Clarity, LogoVision, BrandMaster and StreamMaster products from Pixel Power.
Product Info: http://www.pixelpower.com/products/ondemand
Datasheet: (URL to pdf)
http://www.pixelpower.com/sites/pixelpower.com/files/products/attachments/pixelpower_brochure_ondemand.pdf
Availability: Immediate
To Set Up an Appointment: [email protected] 

 

Ross Video | Booth N3706 | Website: www.rossvideo.com | 62 Auriga Dr., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2E 7W6 | 613-228-0688
XPression Studio IP — XPression Studio available with optional I/O hardware frame buffer for supporting IP connectivity using the SMTPE 2022-6 or 2022-7 standards (SFP Modules not included). With up to four streams of video in common video formats. Users can configure the four streams as video or alpha; input or output to suit their production needs. An HDMI output is available to allow local monitoring of at least one stream.
Product Info: https://www.rossvideo.com/graphics-system/xpression/graphics-systems-virtual-renderers/studio/
Datasheet:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zqs03tfq3cfhnzt/XPression%20IP%20Hardware%20Specifications.pdf?dl=0 
Availability:
June 2017
Price:
$45,674.00 (U.S.)

 

XPression Studio 12G — Ross Video will be presenting a technology demo of XPression with 12G SDI I/O for use in single-link UHD or 4K production. With two 12G SDI outputs and two 12G SDI inputs. Users can configure a video/key channel of UHD or 4K real-time motion graphics output as well as use up to two 12G inputs for internal keying. Two additional 3G outputs allow for either down conversion of the UHD signal or additional outputs in 3G only.
Product Info: https://www.rossvideo.com/graphics-system/xpression/graphics-systems-virtual-renderers/quad/
Availability:
June 2017
Price:
$65,749

To Set Up an Appointment:  https://www.rossvideo.com/contact-us/

 

The Weather Co. | Booth SL4711 | Website: http://business.weather.com 400 Minuteman Rd, Andover, MA 01810 | 978-983-6300

Cognitive — Cognitive is the next frontier and The Weather Co., as part of the global IBM Watson Group, is at the forefront of this cognitive transformation. Through cognitive capabilities, broadcasters will be able to harness this data to have deep, personalized 1:1 conversations that lead to increased audience engagement and ad revenue. The Weather Co. can help broadcasters be essential in this changing world — essential to their audience, as well as advertisers.

Product Info: https://business.weather.com/industry-solutions/media
Availability:
 Immediate

To Set Up an Appointment: [email protected]

 

Vizrt | Booth SL2416 | Website: www.vizrt.com | 352 7th Ave., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001| 212-560-0709

Viz Engine — Viz Engine is Vizrt’s real-time graphics engine and video server. At NAB 2017, the latest version of Viz Engine will be demonstrated driving parallel IP/SDI productions, photorealistic graphics rendering, 4K productions, augmented reality, 360 video graphics insertion and traditional live news, sports and weather graphics production.
Product Info:
http://www.vizrt.com/products/viz_engine/
Datasheet:
http://www.vizrt.com/incoming/48845/Product_Sheet_Viz_Engine.pdf/binary/Product%20Sheet%20Viz%20Engine.pdf
Availability:
Immediate

 

Viz Pilot Edge — Viz Pilot Edge is a HTML5-based tool for newsroom integration that gives the journalist freedom of platform and workflow. Viz Pilot Edge enables the journalist to populate graphics and video templates in their newsroom system both on Mac and PC. The journalist can create playlist elements for both live and recorded productions. Viz Pilot Edge is the latest addition to the Viz Pilot product family with a new user interface and the latest MOS standard enabled.
Product Info:
http://www.vizrt.com/products/viz_pilot/
Datasheet:
http://www.vizrt.com/incoming/48891/Product_Sheet_Viz_Pilot.pdf/binary/Product%20Sheet%20Viz%20Pilot.pdf
Availability:
Immediate
To Set Up An Appointment:
 [email protected] or [email protected] 

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