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 pre-defined 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 SD & HD
  • MOS integration
  • Video server integration
  • Customizable workflow
  • Template-based graphics
  • Multiple channel control
  • Automation system control
  • Real time preview
  • Integration with NLEs

Playlist management

Updating and playing out a playlist can be achieved automatically or manually. 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.

Viz 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.

Newsroom Integration

Viz Pilot easily integrates into the editorial workflow as the templates can be accessed by any major newsroom system. The Newsroom 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.

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.

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 non-conform 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.

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

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 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.

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 and extends and integrates these tools into a central order management system accessible via both a web interface and directly from inside the newsroom control system (NRCS).

Viz Pilot Tech Specs

Key Features

  • Character Generator (CG)
  • 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 SD & HD
  • 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 e.g. MS Excel sheets (ADO interface)
  • Viz Trio as NLE effect editor in various NLE systems (Avid News Cutter, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Quantel)
 

Workflow diagram

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