Social media in the newsroom has boomed to the point where major breaking news stories come with a hashtag to keep people engaged with the story on their social accounts. Broadcasters who want to monitor and air those social updates have plenty of options, ranging from the $600 jury-rigged solution all the way to a $30,000 high-end system.
Local newspapers and broadcasters today are seeking content management systems that are faster and more complex than ever before. And while vendors are constantly developing new products to keep up with evolving demands, the industry is facing contraction. “There are just too many players, and nobody is really big enough to have any control,” says Internet Broadcasting’s Elmer Baldwin. “There are some that just aren’t going to survive.” Part two of a three-part special report. Read part one here
Content management systems serving the local media industry have taken a quantum leap forward, and choosing the right CMS has become more complicated than ever. Media companies have some difficult choices: select a system from a vendor, build one in-house or use an open-source system. Ron Stitt, VP of digital media at Fox Television Stations: “The pace of development is still constantly accelerating, and the landscape is incredibly complex when you factor in not just the front end but also the underlying platforms, devices, operating systems, display formats, distribution schemes and advertising/tracking requirements.” Part one of a three-part special report. Read the full report here.
Vizrt plans to show off the 4K rendering capabilities of its flagship Viz Engine 3D compositing system at this year’s NAB Show. Petter Ole Jakobsen, the company’s chief technology officer, talks about what broadcasters can expect to see from Vizrt at this year’s show.
Vizrt announced today that it has developed a new version of its real-time 3D compositing system Viz Engine with of IP in and IP out as well as real-time compositing of IP streams with graphics. With an IP-based workflow, broadcasting enters the IT world. Instead of SDI cables and routers built through a TV station’s […]
Grass Valley and Vizrt announced today a new replay and analysis tool for live sports production that combines Grass Valley’s K2 server and Dyno replay controller with Vizrt’s LiberoVision 3D replay and tied-to-the-field graphics. “With the power of Grass Valley combined with [Vizrt’s]…unique 3D replay technology, we have created an extremely capable sports analysis replay […]
Wildfires, severe weather, civil unrest, terrorist attacks, global sporting and human interest events are just some of the breaking news stories broadcasters need to bring to viewers. But sending camera crews to news hot spots, especially in remote locations, can be difficult, costly, and even dangerous. Vizrt recently launched a new service called DigitalGlobe Online that […]
Vendors of the competitive and fast changing weather graphics market will be out in force next month at the NAB Show. In many cases, the new products and features they will be promoting were developed in direct response to customer, and even audience, research.
At this year’s NAB Show, a number of vendors including Avid, Chyron, Orad, Vizrt and Pixel Power will be featuring graphic production and playout tools designed or updated to offer TV stations greater ability to share, revise and re-use content. Also in the mix are improved ability to incorporate social media functions, compatibility with third-party applications, virtual studio offerings and broader multichannel capabilities.
Broadcasters can extend their branded content to a global audience to capitalize on new revenue streams such as subscriptions and online advertising. But multiplatform distribution is technically complex, requiring support for thousands of mobile handheld device models, each with its own technical specifications. And while we’ve made great strides in solving the technical problems of serving media to thousands of mobile handheld devices, there are still creative problems yet to be resolved.
Among the myriad of broadcasting gear on display at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas are automation, traffic and billing equipment and software. There’s growing interest in these products since TV broadcasters need to be able to oversee a growing number of channels with a shrinking number of staff.
Without an automated workflow, you either can’t deliver dynamic media content to mobile devices or you’re very limited in terms of the quality you can send effectively.
While virtual sets offer limitless creative options for live 2D/3D sets, the calibration and alignment of multiple cameras with the synthetic set can be a prohibitively complex and time-consuming process. But with its Viz Virtual Studio, Vizrt provides an intuitive user interface and compatibility with most major camera-tracking solutions. One such camera tracking system is CamTrak […]
Vizrt, an Oslo, Norway-based provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, is buying Swiss company LiberoVision AG, a leader in virtual sports enhancements. According to the proposed deal, Vizrt Ltd. will purchase all of the issued and outstanding share capital of LiberoVision in three installments: 60% upon signing of the definitive agreement, […]