News workflows
Meta-graphics workflow
Vizrt newsroom with video
NAB 2014 - File-based workflow
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Graphics-enable your journalists

Viz 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 predefined graphic animations, and preview the result instantaneously. Therefore, day-to-day content creation can be totally independent from the design department.

Key Features

  • Real-time 3D graphics
  • Concepts and variants
  • Transition Logic
  • Supports HD & 4K
  • MOS integration
  • Video server integration
  • Customizable workflow
  • Template-based graphics
  • Multiple channel control
  • Automation system control
  • Real-time preview
  • Integration with NLEs

Viz Pilot Edge newsroom tool

The easy-to-use browser-based journalist interface, Viz Pilot Edge, provides all the tools a journalist needs to work with creating graphics in a newsroom script. Viz Pilot Edge is compatible with Mac and PC and runs natively in the Octopus Newsroom System and ENPS as a MOS plugin.

Viz Pilot Edge is part Viz Pilot and allows for server side install and upgrades for the entire newsroom.

Playlist management

Viz 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.

Newsroom Integration

Viz Pilot easily integrates into the editorial workflow with templates that can be accessed by any major newsroom system – iNews, ENPS, Octopus, OpenMedia, Dalet, etc. Viz Pilot’s newsroom component is a small, but advanced, template editing tool. It enables journalists to add images, text, videos, and maps. It also supports real-time preview and snapshots. Video content is searched by keywords and the journalist edits the video and adds graphics to the video on a timeline. With Viz Pilot journalists are able to have multiple Transition Logic graphics on several timeline tracks, creating an overlap of the graphics. This gives a more sophisticated graphics presentation when the content is played to air from Viz Engine.

This workflow allows the journalist to change graphic content up until the moment the video and graphics are played on air. It also allows the graphic and video content to be played in a variety of formats in real-time from the Viz Engine for multiplatform distribution. Viewers on mobile devices, online, and on-air have the best possible viewing experience without the delay caused by transcoding.

Templates with custom applications

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 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 Pilot’s features.

Meta-graphics: linking graphics and video

Journalists in the newsroom access video content from Viz One through the Viz Pilot newsroom component. This interface integrates directly with their native newsroom control system – iNews, ENPS, Octopus, Dalet, etc. Video content is searched by keywords and the journalist edits the video and adds graphics to the video on a timeline. With Viz Pilot journalists are able to have multiple transition logic related graphics on the timeline on several tracks, creating an overlap of the graphics. This gives a more sophisticated graphic presentation when the content is played to air from Viz Engine.

This Meta-Graphics workflow allows the journalist to change graphic content up until the moment the video and graphics are played on air. It also allows the graphic and video content to be played in a variety of formats in real-time from the Viz Engine for multiplatform distribution. Viewers on mobile devices, online, and on-air have the best possible viewing experience without the delay caused by transcoding.

Interactive election coverage

We offer you a completely integrated graphics and video workflow, giving you cost efficient tools for your election coverage. Read more

Cost-effective branding with the Graphics Plugin

The Graphics 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. The Graphics Plug-in also functions as part of the Meta-Graphics workflow.

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

Dive into social media

Viz Pilot takes feeds from social media such as Twitter and Foursquare and displays the messages as they happen. Metadata can also be acquired and used to automatically create maps showing viewer location.

Order management

Order Management tracks requests of media assets from editorial staff and the delivery of media assets by the creative staff. Built on top of Viz Pilot and Viz One, the system uses plug-in and API architectures to integrate with a central order management system. Users can access via a web interface or directly from inside the newsroom control system.

Viz Pilot Tech Specs

Key Features

  • Real-time 3D graphics
  • Preview while editing
  • MOS integration
  • Automation system control
  • Concepts and variants
  • Video server integration
  • Multiple channel control
  • Transition Logic
  • Integration with Non-Linear Editors (NLE)
  • Interactivity
  • Supports HD & 4K
  • Template-based graphics
  • Customizable workflow
  • Scripting (VBScript)

Integration with Vizrt Software

  • Preview and playout with Viz Engine
  • Graphics editing with Viz Artist
  • Playout scheduling with Media Sequencer
  • Browsing media assets in Viz One
  • Browsing media assets in Object Store
  • Customization by hosting Template Wizard templates
  • Loading playlists of Viz Pilot
  • Browsing maps with Viz World Client

Integration with 3rd Party software

  • MOS workflow with newsroom systems (ENPS, iNews, ...)
  • Database linking to contents within spreadsheets including MS Excel sheets (ADO interface)
  • Viz Trio as NLE effect editor in various NLE systems (Avid News Cutter, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Quantel)
 

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