As technology continues to change the game for broadcasters, the transition to a file-based workflow that is both adaptable and streamlined is becoming increasingly important. The investment in file-based workflows must be capable of handling both existing linear TV as well as multi-platform and future challenges. With a streamlined toolset, your content is available for delivery on new platforms with new revenue streams.
Viz Media Engine provides the broadcaster with a file-based workflow that enables production, management and delivery of media that can be performed from any desktop. The product consists of a central server-based media asset management system that can be hosted or locally integrated with the broadcast infrastructure in your facility. Built around extensive APIs, the system is easily adapted to your workflow. The system provides a lightweight, primarily web browser-based, interface giving users access to content based on individual rights and permissions. With our streamlined toolset, users can ingest, search, cut, group, share, re-purpose and deliver content to both your control room and online platforms - from their normal desktops or laptops and without the need to manually manage any of the files. Viz Media Engine offers a full end-to-end workflow from acquisition to editing, graphics branding and playout, the suite of tools allows you to distribute to many platforms with unique content.
Whether being a journalist, producer, archivist, operator or editor, Viz Media Engine gives you greater control over your own content. A user free from technical restrictions tracks down, edits and distributes content faster and more efficiently.
A Viz Media Engine setup is highly configurable and subject to individual preferences. Normally, the requirements resemble one of Vizrt’s two standard packages for the Viz Media Engine.
The online package gives a strong focus on online and mobile production. Video is transcoded and distributed to multiple mobile devices and web sites, thus ensuring an optimal end user experience. It enables you to publish all of your existing inventory to all devices and is built for scaling.
The video production package accommodates video production workflows including archiving, search, browse, and proxy editing content through a web interface. Support for third party integration via APIs and expandable storage.
Viz Media Engine includes tools to acquire media from files, cameras, mobile phones, SDI and IP sources. As content is brought in, the system generates frame-accurate proxy that can be accessed from any desktop. Media that is to be published for delivery to online is encoded to a wide number of formats and sizes to ensure we achieve the best video playback quality that each target device is capable of. Read more
Assets in the Viz Media Engine have metadata both on the asset and event level that can be updated and viewed from any desktop. All assets are indexed in our powerful search engine allowing users to quickly find particular assets. Using our proxy-based video editing tools and craft editing integration, your users can browse and edit directly on their laptop using proxy or on an NLE workstation with high-resolution media. Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) can also be sent from our proxy-based tools to your NLE workstations. The system will automatically manage transfers of media from and between multiple storage areas including your LTO-tape archives. Read more
The Viz Media Engine delivers to both linear playout and multi-platform in the same workflow.The prevalence of today’s mobile devices creates the need to display graphics in a way that is easily understandable on every device whether full-screen or part of a video. Vizrt has taken on this challenge by using device detection to assign an appropriate scale and design for the graphics without altering the message. This gives the end user the best possible viewing experience from whatever mobile device they are on. Read more
The Viz Media Engine can be a full media asset management (MAM) or act as a gateway to existing MAM solutions. As a gateway, the editorial staff can search for all their assets through the Viz Media Engine interface in their Newsroom Control system. The Viz Media Engine recognizes all the content stored in existing MAM systems and retrieves that content through search results. This allows the editorial staff to have access to all video content and graphics in a single interface to distribute on-air, online and mobile devices.
Vizrt’s file-based video workflow solution is fully scalable allowing for multiple Viz Media Engine server installations. Search content and replicate media from multiple geographic locations, giving the editorial staffs in the hub and satellite offices of large station groups access to all their content.
The Viz Media Engine offers a full end to end solution. From ingest to editing, graphics branding and playout, the suite of tools allows the journalist to distribute to many platforms with unique content.
A journalist free from technical restrictions tracks down, edits and distributes content faster and more efficiently.
VME Logger™is a cataloguing tool to organize and add descriptive time-based information to assets in Viz Media Engine. The tool is used by loggers, cataloguers, archivists and journalists to add a wide number of different types of information such as archive metadata, compliance notes, edit notes, qc notes, scripts, highlights and subclipping. Read more
Viz PreCut™ is a basic proxy video editing tool that is simple, reliable, effective and fast. It gives all of your staff easy access to browsing, clip selection and EDL creation from their existing Windows desktop without requiring high bandwidth access to media storage. Viz ShotCut™ is the equivalent tool for Mac. Read more
Viz EasyCut™ is a timeline based editing tool that uses proxy video. It enables your staff to use the most important functions of a non-linear editor in one user friendly package that can run on their ordinary Windows desktop without requiring high bandwidth access to media storage. Read more
The Capture utilityis a tool for controlling a Video Tape Recorder (VTR) via the Sony 9-pin protocol and video server via VDCP (or particular server specific protocol) to digitize incoming video material. Together with our cost effective video server, Viz Video Engine, this easy-to-use tool provides an efficient workflow for moving tape content to and from Viz Media Engine. Read more
Viz Media Engine delivers a seamless process for inserting optimized graphics designed specifically for the different outputs for mobile phones, iPad, iPhone, Web-TV, HD Video etc.
Viz Media Engine is usually the core of the system and everything else speaks to it. The integration of Viz Media Engine and the various other Vizrt products is a fundamental part of the design. This integration enables advanced workflows, such as:
Viz Media Engine™ integrates seamlessly with many third party platforms. Vizrt support personnel can perform evaluations of installed systems to determine level of integration.
.3gp / .aac / .flv / .m4v / .mov / .ogg .vc1 / .3g2 / .amr / .gfx / .m4a / .mpa .mfx / .wmv / .avi / .asf / .h263 / .mp3 .mpg / . rm / .wma / .ac3 / .dv / .h264 .mp4 / .mpeg / .ts / .vob
AAC / AMR-NB / DV Audio / MPEG-1 (mp1,2,3) / Windows Media Audio / Pro / AC-3 / AMR-WB / orbis / PCM (16,24,32 bit) / Real Audio
Cinepack / DV Video / DVC Pro 25 / DVCPro 50 / DVCPro 100/HD / Flash Video / H.263, H.264 / HuffYUV, M-JPEG / MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (PS & ES) / MPEG-4/XVID / Microsoft MPEG-4, ON2 (VP5,6) / Sorenson / Theora / VC-1, VC3/DNxHD / Windows Media Video (7,8,9), XVID.