Publish your story anywhere first with Viz Story

The story publishing tool allows media companies to rapidly publish custom video and real-time graphics to social media and online

Vizrt introduces the new high-speed story tool, Viz Story. Viz Story, winner of the NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology, allows media companies to quickly create compelling video stories with full real-time, state-of-the-art 3D graphics and easily distribute them online and to social media. The new tool makes engaging content rapidly available to today’s audiences on any device.

“Existing tools used to create video reports have become inadequate in meeting the demand of today’s audiences who expect content-rich storytelling on online platforms. Publishing content to multiple platforms at the same time needs to be done quickly and efficiently,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt’s chief technology officer.

“With Viz Story, we give content producers a way to create and publish stories extremely fast with a simple-to-use tool. Repurpose your existing video content in custom resolutions, including Facebook’s square video format. Add Vizrt’s state-of-the-art, real-time 3D graphics and publish your story to online, social media, VOD platforms or any website. Viz Story is perfectly suited for use with breaking news for online, as it only takes minutes for graphics-enriched news stories to be available for multiplatform publishing.”

Creating Text on Video for Facebook

Viz Story uses templates for quickly producing video with enriched graphics, perfect for use on social platforms like Facebook. The templates give the journalist a fast way to add text and define the style of Text On Video (TOV) content. Added graphics are then rendered in real-time by Vizrt’s state-of-the-art 3D graphics rendering system, Viz Engine. Viz Story offers media companies a tool that is unparalleled in the industry for easy creation of high-quality, branded stories that are easily consumable on online and social media platforms.

A journalist’s tool for the future

The brand new tool from Vizrt gives journalists everything they need to create their stories using a simple-to-use, browser-based interface that can be accessed from anywhere. Editors can quickly edit multiple videos on a timeline, add real-time 3D graphics using templates, and choose the format of the video they need. They now have a complete story package that can be sent directly to Facebook or to a VOD platform.

“There’s been a huge rise in social media, especially Facebook, as an additional outlet for media companies,” added Jakobsen. “This has added to the challenge of users needing to distribute content as widely – and as quickly – as possible.”

Collaborative editing

Multiple users anywhere in the world can edit a project’s timeline simultaneously from any browser, on any device. This rich editing experience makes sure all users have the latest versions of content through a synchronized, real-time timeline.

“We’re extremely proud to be the only ones in the market that can offer a story tool as efficient and powerful as Viz Story," concluded Jakobsen.

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.

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