Vizrt unveils Viz Vectar Plus, an IP-based live production solution
Vizrt has announced 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 can switch, mix, and actualize any type of live production for television, Internet, and mobile distribution. Enabling commercial flexibility and accessibility, Viz Vectar Plus can also be deployed on a per month basis, if required.
Viz Vectar Plus launches with Live Call Connect, a feature harnessing nearly every major video calling application in use today, including Skype™, MS Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, Discord™, and more. Live Call Connect transforms conference callers into separate video sources, regardless of platform, to deliver several creative options. Viz Vectar Plus also premieres Audio Connect, an innovative extension that utilizes NDI to enable a fully virtualized audio workflow connected with a wide range of audio mixing and processing applications.
“Viz Vectar Plus is truly made for today’s visual storytellers who find the old ways increasingly outdated, difficult, and cost-prohibitive. By providing flexible terms, customers can create more quality content, free from the normal up-front costs,” said Daniel Nergard, president of Vizrt Global. “Live Call Connect very conveniently opens up more ways to bring more actors into the story, regardless of their location or app preference.”
A new system re-entry function allows for multiple versions of the same programme to be output with different aspect ratios, resolutions, and graphics simultaneously. With built-in media players, recording, streaming, audio, and graphics control, Viz Vectar Plus employs standard computer hardware and network infrastructures with IP connectivity. “Almost unlimited” IP video sources including SMPTE 2110, NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, can be accessed and used simultaneously, providing connectivity with all types of media devices, including the NDI®|HX Camera app available for smartphones.
Viz Vectar Plus will be available beginning in October 2020.