Vizrt to present smarter workflows with MAM and metadata at NAB

Stand SL2417 will feature an integrated MAM workflow at every demo position, highlighting the importance of metadata for smarter video workflows.

At the 2016 NAB show, Vizrt, the leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry, will showcase new innovations in its Media Asset Management (MAM) system Viz One. These improvements will allow for increased production efficiency, improved media support through a non-burnt in Meta-graphics workflow, smarter search interfaces and automatic VOD publishing.

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Wider support for H.264, Apple ProRes and MPEG-DASH

Vizrt will present the latest improvements to core media handling that include saving storage with H.264 for production and much faster editing of Apple ProRes video in large video archives using new partial restore functionality. Other improvements include new versions of Vizrt’s proxy tools and simplified infrastructure planning with OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) integration.

Attendees will also see a technical preview of transcoding high quality video with different graphics adapted to multiple channels and resolutions, using NVIDIA hardware acceleration and MPEG­-DASH.

Edit graphics anywhere using Meta-graphics

Viz One’s built-in Meta-graphics workflow, enables the journalists to change their graphic content right up to on air time - direct from their desktop. This powerful workflow saves time and enables the production of high-quality graphics and separate versions of content  for the web.

Smart search interface across all your metadata 

New to Viz One is the ability to search for several types of metadata in a single interface. With this enhancement, producers and editors can now find and edit material significantly faster. It also increases media reuse since all users can easily search across all assets. Viz One’s search function can now use metadata from a specific program and series, as well as time-based log data from, for example, an OPTA Sports Feed.

Instant VOD publishing from the control room

New at this year’s NAB show, Vizrt will also demonstrate an instant VOD publishing workflow which enables the simple creation of multiple online versions of content from a live broadcast using Vizrt automation systems. In just a few clicks producers can preview and choose which parts of the broadcast they wish to publish. This automated workflow improves the efficiency of studio productions publishing online content and allows a single producer to quickly upload significantly more videos. Viz One stores all metadata from the broadcast and provides the production and transcoding tools to create these online versions.

Transmissions packages without media duplication

Also new at the show will be the latest version of Logger, which now enables for the production of even more robust, metadata-based transmission versions of a program with accompanying segmentation, dubbing and subtitles. Significantly, this workflow avoids any media  duplication and requires no additional edits in a non-linear editor. This saves storage space and time, as operators no longer need to wait for media to render or resources to become available.

Increased speed with the HTML panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The new Viz One HTML panel for Adobe Premiere CC accelerates the recall, playback and rendering of media. Using Adobe Media Encoder, the new version achieves significantly faster turnaround time and immediately begins storing media on Viz One during rendering. When used together with online editing workflows and SAN storage in the Viz Engine, this integration provides customers with an extremely fast end-to-end solution for editing and playout.

Software Development Kit and workflow process tools

A new software development kit for Viz One is now available for customers and third parties. The SDK enables rapid integration to existing and future systems using our REST API. We will also show new development tools towards our workflow processes.

See the latest version of Viz One at the 2016 NAB show on Vizrt stand SL2417. Email orange@vizrt.com today to book an appointment!

About Vizrt

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

Press Contacts

Michael Hallen Michael Hallén CEO MHallen|V:ZR7
Dr. Stephan Würmlin Stadler Dr. Stephan Würmlin Stadler Chief Product Officer +41 44 277 65 02 SWuermlin|V:ZR7