NAB 2015: Vizrt One Products Preview

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Vizrt, a provider of production tools for the digital media industry, will demonstrate the latest version of its Viz One Workflow Engine at its booth at the NAB Show. Viz One is Vizrt’s media asset management (MAM) system that combines broadcast tools across the enterprise to easily find, upload, preview, cut, send, and manage media content. The latest version of the Workflow Engine includes a new graphical workflow designer tool based on BPMN 2.0, simplified reporting tools, and panel integration in Adobe Premiere Pro.

The Viz One Workflow Engine increases efficiency in file-based workflows and helps visualize content data and processes to identify gaps and bottlenecks. The Workflow Engine consists of three components: a Web-based task list client, an administration console and a suite of business process modelling tools.

Task List Client — The Task List Client is a lightweight web-based tool that can easily handle several thousand active tasks simultaneously and is available directly inside the Viz One Web interface. This makes it easy to manage and monitor tasks from a list while they remain connected to a particular asset.

Tasks can also be managed by external applications via the API. This enables use of the task list interface even if an external order management system is in place.

Administration Console — The Administration Console provides tools to maintain custom configurations in the MAM system. These configurations can include items such as metadata mapping information between the workflow engine and the Viz One asset metadata. The console uses templates that allow the administrator to make changes and test new configurations before deploying changes into a live system.


Business Process Modelling — Workflow process management functionality is provided through a Graphical Designer tool based on BPMN 2.0. This includes pre-made modules that help users build custom configurations using an easy to use drag-and-drop workflow.

“The goal of our latest workflow engine is to make all the daily tasks of media management from ingest to editing and playout not only easier, but more efficient. With it, we’re able to offer our users increased productivity,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt CTO. “Being able to do more with the same, or even fewer resources is the new mantra of virtually every media organization today. The Viz One Workflow Engine allows broadcasters to reach this goal.”

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