LiveIP Studio Project powered by Viz Engine wins IBC 2016 Innovation Award

The LiveIP Studio uses Viz Engine, Vizrt’s real-time 3D graphics engine, to provide live IP-based graphics for the production.

VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation during a gala event at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.

The LiveIP Studio is the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its Augmented Reality for the UEFA Champions League project, and ESPN for the Pylon-Cam project.

“Vizrt is extremely pleased to be part of this prestigious VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project,” said Ingrid Agasøster Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing for Vizrt. “This award shows that the industry sees importance of IP workflows for the future of media production. We congratulate all the partners involved in this project and look forward to being part of many more based on this successful workflow.”

The latest version of Viz Engine was displayed on the Vizrt stand as a complete IP production and playout solution. Viz Engine has been designed to help broadcasters move to new IP architectures without disturbing current workflows by operating effectively in both hybrid SDI/IP and IP-only environments.

Driven by the VRT Sandbox incubator program and the EBU, and powered by a long list of partners including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt, the LiveIP project has developed a fully functional IP production studio. Using existing open standards SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow, this venture demonstrates a high level of interoperability and leverages the unique benefits of IP to create efficiencies, such as remote production and automation. 

This latest acknowledgement of the project’s success follows two other notable wins over the last year — the project received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards and the award for Technology & Innovation at EBU2016.

The full VRT-EBU Live IP set-up is on display at IBC 2016, and is being used daily by IBC TV to shoot, edit and produce programs covering the IBC 2016 conference and exhibition. The set-up has attracted considerable interest from both technical and operations delegates keen to find out not only about the technology, but also the experience of using it to produce live content.

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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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