Viz Story 1.3

The latest version of the story production tool includes a wide range of new features to help journalists edit clips, add and manage multiple audio tracks to their timeline, and use powerful but easy-to-use templates.

Vizrt, the world leader in advanced real-time 3D graphics, sports analysis & asset management for the digital media industry, announced today the release of the latest version of it’s story production tool for online and social media. Viz Story 1.3 will be featured at IBC 2017 stand 7.A20. Book a meeting!

Advanced Multi-Channel Audio Support

Audio is just as important to effective storytelling as well edited video. Viz Story 1.3 provides users the best possible audio tools in an easy-to-use format, These include several new tools for controlling and editing multiple audio channels. Each audio channel can be edited independently, including setting audio rubber banding, mute/unmute, and crossfades. New audio meters are displayed and audio waveforms can be seen on video and audio tracks.

Multiple language tracks are now a key part of Viz Story’s audio offering. Using the multiple audio channels, Viz Story supports assigning audio channels to different publishing targets, providing an easy way to publish the same video to multiple online targets - each with a different language track.

Powerful template creation

Viz Story integrates with the new Template Builder component to allow template designs that create the best possible user experience for Viz Story end users. These templates allow designers to set labels, default values, choice lists, default duration of graphics, graphics layering, visibility, validation rules, and much more. Templates built from Template Builder can include custom HTML pages to display a fully custom user interface with data integration support.

Other new features

  • Control playback speed of video preview using keyboard shortcuts (JKL). Rewind or play in slow motion or scrub through video quickly.
  • New bundle materials provide more examples of data-driven templates.
  • The ability to pan videos and images in the overlay track.
  • Magnetic snapping effect on elements on the timeline.
  • Display overlapping items on the timeline in a swimlane view.
  • Video editing functionality is now possible while being in the audio mode.

See the full release notes available at download.vizrt.com. Additional documentation is bundled with the Viz Story 1.3 installer.