Vizrt to introduce four new software-defined products at IBC 2019

Vizrt production system managed by an operator

Vizrt, provider of software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) platforms for media content creators, announces four new production control, workflow and automation systems. According to the press release, “all four systems are designed to master the complexity of live productions so that broadcasters can maximise their creativity by focusing on story rather than technology”.

The new Viz Arc gives media companies a control system for producing virtual sets and augmented reality (AR) graphics for day-to-day live production. The IP-based system, which allows users to drive AR graphics and virtual sets from a single interface, is defined as “intuitive and easy to use”, and allows AR elements to be set up on a location map or a studio floor plan.

Viz Arc integrates with the entire Vizrt product portfolio, including communicating with Viz Virtual Studio, Vizrt’s tracking hub, and can also operate multiple Viz Engines simultaneously. Customers will have direct access to Viz Artist templates and other third-party integrations, including Unreal Engine 4. For customers with Viz Engine 4, Viz Arc will also control Vizrt’s new Fusion Keyer.

Viz Arc will be released on September 11th and will be the control system used to drive The Big AR Sports Show at IBC this year.  A lite version of Viz Arc which includes control of the Fusion Keyer will be provided for free with Viz Engine 4.

Viz Verdi is a new software-defined automation platform that allows media companies to produce content on more platforms, including repurposing live programming for social media and online outlets.

Viz Verdi is designed for broadcasters who want to renew their facilities and transition into a IP-based production environment. Its main purpose is to strip complexity from the production workflow, reduce on-air programming errors, and allow operators to focus on the story. The system’s ability to simultaneously produce live content in multiple aspect ratios simplifies multi-platform delivery.

Viz Verdi will be released in Q4 2019 and will be previewed at IBC as part of the Connected Storytelling presentation on the Vizrt stage.

Viz Vectar is a compact live production switcher with four built-in DDRs, built-in recording, and social media streaming. It supports digital media aspect ratios and formats, allowing for delivery to multiple screens. It’s designed to fit within Vizrt ecosystem supporting Viz Mosart automation, and controlling graphics in Viz Engine. Combined with four internal multiviewers, 44 inputs and 8 M/Es, Viz Vectar is designed to meet “the current needs of media companies and the challenges of tomorrow”. Viz Vectar will be released in Q4 2019.

The Viz Helix media workflow orchestration system automates common production processes built around the Viz One media asset management (MAM) system. Fully cloud native, the software-based Viz Helix simplifies complex IP workflows by streamlining time-consuming and redundant tasks. Viz Helix also accelerates time to market for new content while simultaneously reducing on-air errors.

Viz Helix will be released on Sept 30th 2019.

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