Viz Content Pilot offers the optimal environment to create, manage, and deliver high volumes of top-quality content. It supports live and taped news, sports, election, and other broadcast productions.
By using a variety of template forms, the editorial staff can enter new data, images or videos in pre-defined graphic animations, and preview the result instantaneously. Therefore, day-to-day content creation can be totally independent from the design department.
Updating and playing out a playlist can be achieved automatically or manually. Viz Content Pilot includes a powerful multi-user playlist with real-time updates allowing multiple producers to update the playlist simultaneously.
The playlist can also be automatically synchronized with a variety of applications, such as newsroom systems or Viz Trio.
Viz Content Pilot includes full support for the revolutionary Transition Logic™. Transitions between graphics are triggered automatically using a single video output channel. This enables seamless and automatic transitions between multiple layers of graphics.
Viz Content Pilot easily integrates into the editorial workflow as the templates can be accessed by any major newsroom system. The Newsroom Connect Component is a small, but advanced, graphics editing tool. It enables journalists to add images, text, videos, and maps, and to select the graphics Concept and Variant. It also supports a real-time preview and snapshots. For time-critical situations, the Quick CG command line tool allows the user to create graphics with text on the fly.
Template designers can create small applications, using drag-and-drop operations, scripts, and macro commands. These applications can access and process external data, trigger any kind of custom logic, and update the Viz Media Sequencer. With good usability design, designers can create templates that exactly fit the needs of journalists. Templates can be used to create custom-made applications that control Viz Content Pilot’s features.
By enabling Viz Content Pilot with the Viz Media Engine, it is possible to time graphics on top of video directly from the newsroom. Journalists can search for video clips, edit, save them and then add them to the story, either as video or as video in graphics from their desktop PCs in the newsroom. For last-minute editing, video clips, images, and text can also be edited by the Viz Content Pilot operator in the control room.
The Viz Trio NLE plug-in provides a useful way of extending your branded live graphical “look” into edited programs. Avid, Quantel, Apple’s FinalCut Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro are all non linear editors that can access Trio templates to change text, images, 3D objects and clips, as well as scale, position, or change the duration of an animation.
And it can be done extremely cost-effectively by using a frameserver on standard PC hardware, which shares valuable rendering resources amongst groups of NLE suites in a highly intelligent way. Read more
New media such as social networks are becoming a powerful way for media houses to interact with their viewers on a personal level. Viewers can comment and interact with the broadcasters in a real time way. Viz Content Pilot can take feeds from social media such as Twitter and Foursquare and then parse and display the messages as they happen. Meta data can also be acquired for the automated creation of maps for the viewers location.