TV broadcasters are aiming to move live production workflows to the cloud, but executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt said at last week’s NewsTECHForum it will take faster tech development from vendors and possibly new financial thinking from customers.
Daniel Url has joined Vizrt Group as head of global product management reporting to Michael Hallén, group CEO and president. Url was managing director and chief sales officer of Qvest Media for more than 11 years, overseeing project sales including installations of Vizrt products at Sky Sports Munich, ORF Vienna, Nine Network Sydney and others. The company said: […]
Software was beneath all of this pandemic year’s significant innovations in TV’s remote production. The industry needs to accept and embrace its new essential role.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing site MotoGP has introduced cutting-edge graphics using Viz Arena software from Vizrt. Viz Arena enhances sports coverage during live broadcasts with virtual and augmented reality graphics added over stands in a stadium, beneath players on the field, or in the case of MotoGP, on the infield of a race track. Dorna, […]
Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.
Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, continues to add more powerful video editing capabilities into media production workflows with expanded integration for Adobe Premiere Pro. Editing is placed at the center of creative workflows with the newest releases of the Viz Story easy editing tool and the Viz […]
Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators (#SDVS), has debuted Viz Vectar Plus, a software-only, IP-based live production solution for major broadcasters and other visual storytellers. Delivering a choice of configurations for on-premises or virtualized cloud environments, Viz Vectar Plus will operate on any infrastructure that meets performance requirements. Viz Vectar Plus […]
Broadcasters won’t be hampered by remote working conditions for election night 2020, and they have a bevy of new graphics and augmented reality tools to help them tell the story. Above, Broadcasters can make complex data easy for viewers to grasp through augmented reality objects generated by Brainstorm graphics using real-time data from different sources. A Punt, a regional channel in Spain, covered municipal elections, and this interactive map shows the winning party in each town, with detailed results for the seats won in each town are shown on the chart of the left side. The bars on the bottom show a rundown of all the cities, in alphabetical order, with the results in real time.
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 […]
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.
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, 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.”
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.
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 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 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 […]
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.
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.”
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, 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 […]
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 (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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]