NAB ’18 Tech Hot Topics Products: Graphics

For the third 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. 


Avid | Booth SU801 | | 65-75 Network Dr, Burlington, MA 01803 | 978-640-6789 

Maestro | News on-air graphics suite is a complete end-to-end controller for video graphics that provides significant workflow efficiencies for news and production environments. Users can quickly and easily create, manage and playout high-quality 2D/3D graphics and video. Content can also be repurposed and even mirror data between different production systems. Its simplified workflow facilitates faster page creation and the ability to manage complex content efficiently through its new rundown filtering capability.  

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Available upon request Availability: Now To set up an appointment, contact: Avid Sales (978-275-2480)   



Maestro | Live – Designed for unpredictable live sports events, Maestro | Live offers data driven graphics, video playback and sports enhancements in a single solution, enabling operators to respond quickly to changes during live broadcasts. Plug-and-play integration with real-time sports databases and scoreboard protocols enables broadcasters to present relevant data in real time. Users can edit or create content for any sport without scripting and plug in sports data to quickly update. Maestro | Live’s simple drag-and-drop methodology enables the user to address the changing needs of each sport’s production in real-time and turn around projects faster, at a lower cost.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Available upon request Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Avid Sales (978-275-2480) 



Baron | Booth C6821 | | 4930 Research Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805 | 256-881-8811

Baron Traffic — Baron is unveiling their new comprehensive traffic system for news and weather. Baron Traffic provides a completely integrated, one vendor solution that is based on high-resolution mapping and flexible graphics. The system provides timely and accurate traffic flow data, accident information and drive time information based on road segments and easily integrates traffic cameras. Baron Traffic provides a solution that is quick and easy to get to air with stunning graphics and easily sharable on social media. Baron Traffic and Baron Lynx provide a combined comprehensive solution that will drive business with numerous sponsorship opportunities. 

Product Information: Availability: 2Q 2018 To set up an appointment, contact: Mike Mougey ([email protected])


ChyronHego | Booth SL1208 | | 5 Hub Drive, Melville, NY 11747] |  631-845-2000

Paint, Version 7.4 — For live sports broadcasting, ChyronHego will showcase the latest updates of its world-renowned solutions for real-time data visualization. Version 7.4 of Paint, the company’s telestration and analysis solution, now boasts full 4K support including built-in recording in 4K. Also joining Paint’s existing integration with EVS slow-motion replay servers is an all-new integration with the LiveTouch replay system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. In addition, Paint 7.4 now includes new IP capabilities including support for HTTP H.264 live IP stream recording.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: N/A Availability: June 1 To set up an appointment, visit:


PRIME, Version 3.0 — ChyronHego will feature PRIME 3.0, the newest version of the company’s 64-bit, all-software graphics rendering engine, which includes tighter integration with the CAMIO Universe workflow and the ability to deliver 10-bit hybrid log gamma (HLG) HDR output for productions.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: N/A Availability: Early June To set up an appointment, visit:


FOR­A | Booth C5117 | www.for­  | 11155 Knott Ave., Suite G & H, Cypress, CA 90630 | 714­894­3311

ClassX — FOR­A is the exclusive distributor of the ClassX content creation and playout system throughout North, Central and South America. FOR-A now offers a ClassX graphics product that supports 4K, ClassX Pro 4K, along with its ClassX Pro and ClassX Mobile technologies. ClassX offers a turnkey, easy to use solution that features built-in social media integration, a completely customizable user interface, and powerful layout tools, including object interlocking, automatic resizing, and easy to create transition effects. FOR-A HVS-100/HVS-490/HVS-2000 switcher users can also use the Thunderbolt 2 I/O expansion card to integrate ClassX real-time broadcast graphics with their switcher.

Product Information: www.for­ Availability: Immediate Price: Starts at $12,900 To Set Up an Appointment, contact: [email protected]­


Imagine Communications | Booth SL1516 | | 3001 Dallas Parkway Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034 | 469-803-4900

Versio Platform is the industry’s first cloud-native, microservices-based and modular playout solution designed from the ground-up for pure-IP, geo-dispersed environments based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. Versio Graphics is an optional component of Versio Platform and simplifies the graphics creation process, enabling customers to either create or modify templates using an all-new, intuitive HTML interface with full-motion preview and video overlay. Versio Graphics can create markers and simplified macros, or create more complex graphics using direct import from Adobe After Effects, as well as add dynamic-data driver content and real-time tags, including content triggering.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: [email protected]


Maxon Computer | Booth SL5627 | | 2640 Lavery Court, Suite A, Newbury Park, CA 91320 | 805-376-3333

Cinema 4D Release 19 (R19) is the latest generation of Maxon’s 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization and rendering software application. R19 delivers powerful developments to viewport performance, a new Sound Effector, additional features to Voronoi Fracturing added to the MoGraph toolset, introduction of a new Spherical Camera, the integration of AMD’s ProRender technology, and more. Designed to serve individual artists as well as large studio environments, Release 19 offers a fast, easy, stable and streamlined workflow to meet today’s challenges in the content creation markets; especially general design, motion graphics, VFX, VR/AR and all types of visualization.

Product Info: Availability: Immediate To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]


Pixel Power | Booth SL3829 | | 13457 Colfax Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945 | 530-263-5934

Gallium Factory is a new class of file based content packing solution that enables automation and publishing of VoD assets for delivery to Catch-Up and OTT services with the full impact of Clarity graphics in a package expressly designed for file-based workflows. Gallium Factory will also automate the production of hundreds of promo-versions faster than real time and save 50% of production work by eliminating the repetitive manual work. Gallium Factory takes Pixel Power’s intelligent graphics templates and automatically populates them, rendering the finished sequences and delivering them direct to transmission or to an asset management system. All graphics are pre-rendered and are ready for delivery without the need for a high-end playout device. Gallium Factory can be deployed on standard IT servers situated anywhere on an IP network, locally or remotely and provides an economical package to prepare assets for video on demand, catch-up and OTT services.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Variable based on configuration, On-Demand, Pay-As-You-Go Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Mike O’Connell ([email protected])


Gallium Promote automatically creates and delivers dynamic promos and branding for live or thematic channels. It reads the traffic system and real-time schedule, then populates graphics templates for slates, bugs, promos and line-ups. Gallium Promote removes the repetitive task of creating cross-promotion, sponsorship, squeeze-back and other in-program graphics. Gallium Promote is a powerful automated branding and cross promotion solution for broadcasters. Gallium Promote uses existing data from back-office, scheduling and automation systems to automate branding in a transmission environment. In-built intelligence, driven by user defined rules, allows Gallium Promote to create a wide variety of relevant promotions and other sequences, without operator intervention. Graphics are built within seconds of going on-air so they can take account of last minute changes, ensuring the displayed details are correct and appropriate as well as maintaining a consistent brand presentation.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Variable based on configuration, On-Demand, Pay-As-You-Go Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Mike O’Connell ([email protected])


Ross Video | Booth SL3305 | | 8 John Street Iroquois, ON Canada, K0E 1K0 | 613-652-4886

XPression Studio Version 8.0 — Ross Video will be introducing version 8.0 of the XPression real-time motion graphics engine with improved support for importing models from common 3D software packages. Users of XPression 8.0 are now able to import models, mesh and lights created using Cinema4D and Autodesk’s FBX interchange formats, as well as enhancements in XPression’s own 3D primitives.  XPression 8.0 will provide the ability to render and display XPression scenes using High Dynamic Range (HDR) utilizing Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). XPression turnkey solutions or software-only options provide the highest quality video outputs in IP formats as well as HD-SDI configurations ranging from single-channel all the way up to multi-channel and UHD/4K. Expanding on the XPression Tessera multi-engine display option, Ross Video will also be showing an optional single-engine version of Tessera for cost-conscious video producers who are looking to leverage the power of driving multiple monitors of XPression graphics, from one control surface.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Availability: NAB 2018 To set up an appointment, contact: Cindy Foran ([email protected])


The Weather Co. | Booth SL5305 (IBM branded booth) | | 400 Minuteman Road, Andover, MA 01810 | 978-983-6300

Cognitive digital solutions remain at the forefront for The Weather Co., an IBM business. With cognitive digital solutions for news stations, newscasters will be able to developed meaningful, personalized content and updates. This content will be intelligently delivered to the right audience, in the right place, at the right time, empowering broadcasters to seamlessly deliver personalized digital content for its audiences with higher frequency.

Product Information: To set up an appointment, contact: Therese DeMatteo ([email protected])


Vizrt | Booth SL2416 | | 352 7th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York NY 10001, USA | 212-560-0708

Production Tools for live streaming: Viz Opus —  Vizrt’s all-in-one live production system is easy to use and requires only a single operator to drive a live production that can be streamed on-air, online, and to OTT platforms. Easily create a live stream with a tool that is cost efficient, easy to use and very powerful. Ability to cover breaking news, this software based automation system includes its own MAM and graphics and is efficient for local and online live productions. Product Information: Product Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Bob Valinski ([email protected])   


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