Vizrt Releases Viz Social Powered By Never.no

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, today debuted Viz Social powered by Never.no. Viz Social is a cloud-based subscription service that allows editorial staff to moderate and curate social media content for broadcast in new and truly innovative ways. Delivered in collaboration with audience engagement specialists Never.no, Viz […]

Webinars This Week: Dalet, IEEE, Imagine, Ross, Sony, Telos Alliance

Dalet, Imagine, Ross Video, Sony Professional Products, the IEEE and many other companies are hosting webinars this week, while Accedo, ChyronHego, Newtek, Vizrt and others continue to offer on-demand events and access to briefings and demos. For TVNewsCheck‘s full list of events for this week, future weeks and on-demand, check the Virtual Events Directory. 

Virtual Events This Week: NAB Show Express, Ross Video Live, Gates Air Connect

NAB Show Express opens Tuesday and runs through Thursday with virtual panel sessions, keynotes and exhibition. Sony concludes its Technology Tuesday series, while the IEEE continues its Wednesday Webinars and Quantum hosts full day virtual gatherings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Ross Video Live and Gates Air also have several virtual events this week. TVNewsCheck’s full listing of live and on-demand Virtual Events is here.

Vizrt Brings Journalists Separated By Countries Together Into Same Studio

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, offered the world what it called the “first glimpse of science fiction-turned-real in what could become the future of remote live interviews.” Using IP and the built-in Fusion renderer in the just-announced Viz Engine 4.1, two individuals located in separate countries appear […]

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Webinars This Week: Dalet, Gates Air, IEEE, Quantum, Rohde & Schwarz

Dalet Digital Systems, Gates Air, Ross Video and Sony Professional Products are among technology vendors that will continue webinar series this week. The IEEE, Telestream and Skybox Security will also host live events.There is also a hefty list of on-demand events, including virtual conferences from Accedo, Newtek and Vizrt. For the full schedule and registration information, visit TVNewsCheck’s continuously updated Virtual Events Directory.

Viz Mosart 4 Offers NDI-Driven Live Sources In Touch Interface

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, today released a major update to Viz Mosart, the world’s premiere software-based studio automation solution. Viz Mosart 4 changes the studio production dynamic by adding live IP video support directly within the touch-based user interface, opening the door to entirely new workflows […]

Vizrt Reiterates Commitment To NAB Show

While reports of exhibitors backing out of the upcoming NAB Show are occurring on an almost daily basis, one major exhibitor says it stays committed to being in Las Vegas next month. Acknowledging the seriousness of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Steve Wind-Mozley, CMO of Vizrt Group, said “We will not opt out of the global community we serve, so whilst we respect the difficult decisions some of our industry colleagues have made with regards to show attendance, we choose a different path. We remain focused on supporting our customers to the best of our ability and if that means greeting them on our booth at NAB and it’s safe to do so, we’ll have the coffee on.”

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Fox Tackles Monster Super Bowl Production

Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Matrox Announces Three Tech Collaborations At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Stand B15, Hall 7), Matrox and Vimeo have joined forces to showcase cloud-based, multi-camera video production workflows over public networks. This technology collaboration will feature the Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder delivering four Full HD camera feeds to the Vimeo Studio 6 Live Production Switcher software for broadcast-quality, yet cost-effective multi-camera productions for […]

Vizrt Tools Extend Adobe Creative Cloud Workflows

Vizrt is a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators. It provides tools that work hand-in-hand with the Adobe Creative Cloud, giving media companies efficient workflows for managing graphics and video throughout the production pipeline. For the designer Designers using Vizrt’s real-time 3D design application, Viz Artist, have greater flexibility thanks to […]

Vizrt, NewTek And NDI Unite For IBC

Vizrt, NewTek and NDI come to IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 7.B01 under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group — uniting three visual storytelling brands under a single purpose — to help customers deliver more stories, better told. The Vizrt group of brands say they will “enable customers to master the complexity […]

TVN’S NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

New Facilities Insider | Building A News Network From The Ground Up

Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.

TVN TECH: NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

TVN TECH

News Graphics Sharpen As Workflow Eases

Developments in TV news graphics have seen a host of improvements from better real-time flexibility to more streamlined workflows and even monetization prospects.

Vizrt Makes Two Sales Appointments

Vizrt, a global provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators has hired two executives. James Stellpflug becomes product director to refine focus on the company’s AMECS business and to continue collaboration with customers for new products. He reports to Daniel Nergård, president of Vizrt Americas, and will be based out of the company’s […]

Vizrt Adds New Global Sports Marketing Head

Mark Gederman appointed Global Head of Marketing for Vizrt’s new Global Sports business unit Vizrt, a provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators, has appointed Mark Gederman global head of sports marketing for its recently formed Global Sports business unit. He will report directly to Stephan W. Stadler, president of global sports, and […]

Black News Channel Taps Vizrt Tool For Launch

Black News Channel (BNC), a new cable news channel aimed at African-American viewers, announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that it will use an end-to-end workflow from Vizrt when it launches in November. BNC will use an integrated broadcasting package that includes: Viz Pilot, Viz Trio, Viz World, Viz Social TV, Viz Multichannel, Viz Engine, Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Multiplay, and Viz […]

Vizrt Buys NewTek

The two innovators in software-driven real-time production systems combine to accelerate innovation and advance a shared vision for video creation, production and distribution.

Steve Wind-Mozley Named Vizrt CMO

Vizrt, a global provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators, has hired Steve Wind-Mozley as its chief marketing officer, effective in early May. Michael Hallén, Vizrt CEO, said: “We’re at a very exciting time for the company as we move into the next phase of our plans for building unrivaled visual storytelling tools for […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vizrt

Vizrt | Stand 7.B01| www.vizrt.com Vizrt will present the latest version of its media asset management (MAM) system. Viz One 6.1 introduces a new smart transfer system, optimized search for millions of assets and extended media support. Media companies have the flexibility to access their content anywhere with Viz One on Amazon Web Service. The […]

QUARTERLY REPORT

Vizrt Grows Revenue 20% in 2Q

Vizrt Powers Localized Virtual Ads In Soccer

The International Champions Cup is a pre-season soccer event featuring some of Europe’s biggest clubs. To utilize the on-field ads that reach fans around the world, Catalyst Media teamed up with Vizrt to insert region-specific virtual cam carpets — tied to field virtual advertisements — for each match. Catalyst Media acquires, creates and develops international […]

NAB 2018

Media Tech Industry Facing Tough Challenges

Sales of most media technology companies are basically flat while their R&D and marketing costs continue to run high, forcing some to reexamine how they sell in a traditionally demanding and rapidly changing market. Above, a Vizrt virtual set demonstration this week at the NAB Show.

Vizrt Intros Immersive Football Analysis Tool

Vizrt is offering a new tool for broadcast studio: Viz Libero AR. Just in time for the World Cup, Viz Libero AR combines the analysis power of Viz Libero with augmented reality (AR) graphics, creating a new way for sports presenters to tell the story of the action on the field. “Viz Libero AR brings […]

TVN TECH

It’s Game On For Virtual Sets In 2018

Vendors say improved rendering and tracking systems will drive U.S. sales. In addition, many boast “trackless” technology, that reduces the cost and complexity of setting up and maintaining a virtual set. Above, a ChyronHego virtual set at WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.

IBC 2017

NewTek, Vizrt Debut New Graphics Server

NewTek and Vizrt today announced the availability of the NewTekVizrt IP Graphics Server – the NVG1 – a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines the NewTek 1RU server platform with NDI IP video connectivity and industryleading Viz […]

TVN TECH | WEATHERCASTING 2017

Weathercasting Forecast: A Flood Of Data

Newly available data from the GOES-16 weather satellite and other weather sources are making new data management strategies essential for meteorologists to get at what they need to make their predictions. Vendors have responded with various approaches each aimed at helping meteorologists separate the wheat from the chaff. Above KATU Portland, Ore., alerts viewers. (Baron Services photo)

Data-Driven Traffic Reports Shift In High Gear

Technology from many of the vendors stations rely on to keep viewers informed of changing weather conditions is being used to provide commuters with relevant traffic data on their mobile devices and TVs.

TECH HOT TOPICS

Picture This: Graphics Move Beyond Quality

The graphics systems broadcasters rely on daily to make news, sports and weather reports more appealing and informative have advanced quite far — so much so that quality has become a given. To differentiate themselves, vendors now are focusing on the finer points like tighter workflow integration. But that’s just one of the many trends broadcasters can expect in graphics systems on the exhibit floor at the 2017 NAB Show. (Ross Video photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products, or here to download it as a PDF.

TECH HOT TOPICS

Newsroom Systems Evolve, But Is It Too Late?

TV newsrooms create news content for much more than their newscasts these days. Social media, mobile and digital are just as important in reaching viewers as TV newscasts as the public increasingly relies on these distribution platforms. Even while vendors of newsroom computer systems race to transform their systems for use in news operations where the story, not the linear rundown, is the centerpiece of the workflow, a couple of companies are suggesting it’s too late, and it’s time for the NRCS to go the way of the IBM Selectric. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of NRCS vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

TVN TECH SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS SETS, PART 2

The Big Picture On Video Wall Controllers

As prices for the technology have come down, TV stations and others are able to create graphic templates for video walls and have those graphics pushed to the displays automatically from a predetermined rundown. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular video wall controller vendors today in the broadcast space. This is Part Two of a four-part Special Report on news sets. See Part One here.

LiveIP Studio Project Wins IBC Innovation Award

The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation at this year’s event in Amsterdam. The LiveIP Studio, called the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its augmented […]

IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vizrt

Vizrt | Stand 7.A20 | Website: http://www.vizrt.com/ Vizrt, a provider of journalist production tools for the digital media industry, is presenting two automation workflows that it says save media companies money and create new commercial revenue. These include a journalist-driven live production workflow created specifically for small productions such as talk shows and news briefs, […]

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Michael Hallen Appointed CEO Of Vizrt

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Vizrt, Spredfast Webinar To Explore Social Media

From The NAB Exhibit Floor: Vizrt

Vizrt | Booth SL2417 | Website: www.vizrt.com On Monday, Vizrt released a number of announcements at the NAB Show. They include: Augmented reality graphics At NAB, Vizrt will present AR graphics during a live studio presentation that will demonstrate how media companies can easily add AR content to any live production without the need of […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

TV Graphics Workflow Evolves, Expands

Visitors to this year’s NAB Show will see the results of an ongoing shift in broadcast graphics from the control room to the studio for greater control and flexibility over graphics presentation. Several other graphics themes will also be important at NAB, including Integrating social media into broadcast graphics, election graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and sports. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Broadcast Graphics Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB 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 […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

Newsroom Systems Adapt To New Necessities

TV journalists can look forward to seeing the latest solutions to their newsgathering and distribution challenges at the NAB Show. Among the trends to be on display on the exhibit floor are story-centric workflow, greater collaboration and content sharing — both within the station and among stations — and extending the reach of the systems to reporters in the field. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

Vizrt Drives Three-Tiered Video Wall For Canal+ Spain

Spanish satellite broadcaster Canal+ is using Vizrt’s tools to control content played on its 45m2 RPG video wall, used on its popular show, Mucho Más Deporte (Much More Sports). The video wall is made up of three main sections: A left video wall, a right video wall, and a video floor. This solution is using […]