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Viz Opus is a complete broadcast control solution running from a single system. It provides a newscast automation system, real-time graphics, and video playout – all in a single solution.

Advantages

  • Compact solution - One system provides all vital components for production control room saving money on infrastructure costs.

  • Automation - With automation, production can be done error-free with fewer operators.

  • Scalable - With only one additional box, a media company has a full backup for switcher, graphics, video server and automation.

  • Standardized solution - The system is quick and easy install and operators only need to know a single interface to control a live production..

Key features

  • Single unit solution
  • Multifunctional
  • Automation
  • Integrated video & graphics
  • SDI and IP support
  • Scalable
  • Cleanfeed
  • Dirty feed
  • Source preview
  • Single operator
  • Integration with all major NRCS
  • Expansion options available
 

Operations and cost efficiency

Viz Opus offers broadcasters a quickly deployable, easy to use, fully integrated, compact control room in one system. Viz Opus combines Viz Engine for high-quality video and graphics playout, Vizrt’s automation system, and a Yamaha audio mixer into one package, all integrated to work seamlessly together. Viz Opus is easy to implement, use and repurpose. The system only needs cameras and/or external inputs, graphics and video content to be ready to start producing.

Newsroom integration

The Viz Opus system works with a growing list of NRCS, including ENPS, iNews, Octopus, Dalet News and Annova’s OpenMedia. Rundowns created in these systems are interpreted by Viz Opus and will be executed using the internal systems, mixing external video and audio inputs with internal video and graphics to create a broadcast-ready HD SDI/IP output. Viz Opus has a two-channel video playout capability, allowing clips to be played back-to-back with transition effects.

Power up your redundancy

Viz Opus is a complete control room for on-air television production. It can also act as one of the best control room backups available; able to take over from your main control room Viz Opus can be played out in a Viz Mosart control room and vice versa.

When paired with a traditional Viz Mosart control room, Viz Opus is able to seamlessly offload a live show, taking over for tasks such as back-to-back clip playout with transition effects. Doing this allows the full Viz Mosart control room to temporarily be used for other tasks such as insert production while the on-air signal is still produced.

Full Viz Mosart GUI functionality

Viz Opus features a highly user-configurable user interface, giving users the ability to store and instantly recall interface configuration settings. Story elements such as cameras, clips, and graphics are assigned to buttons, allowing quick and easy access. A range of interface overviews can also be assigned to buttons, making the GUI a shot box for touch screens and adaptable for any TV production. Story scripts from the newsroom computer system are shown directly in the GUI and Viz Opus operators can store clips and graphical elements in a pool, ready for execution on request. A Quick Access Panel allows any element in the rundown to be executable at any Viz Opus time, in any story.

Showmaker - create your rundowns without a newsroom system

Showmaker allows journalists to build and amend rundowns and rundown elements within the Viz Mosart studio automation system and Viz Opus compact control room solution. With Showmaker, producers can script stories and edit graphics templates and videos through a highly intuitive, web-based interface. The tool also integrates with Viz Pilot, allowing producers to easily access graphics templates and search video files in Viz One to add to show rundowns.

Multiplatform automation

An integrated multiplatform automation workflow generates content for use online or for VOD. Viz One, Vizrt’s media asset management (MAM) system, ingests the clean feed of the live show from the studio automation system in real-time, for automatic archiving. Detailed information is captured in the MAM for each story including its name, text from the prompter and graphics such as lower thirds or fullscreens. Vizrt´s powerful transcoder solution you can automatically create multiple versions of the video and graphics, each suited for the specific output such as online video or multiple resolutions for different mobile phones.

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