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Viz Trio on the go

More content - less work

Viz Trio is the number one character generator (CG) for live televised events across the globe. With Viz Trio you control graphics and video output and make fast changes to your content, whenever needed. Viz Engine, our real-time compositing software, delivers Viz Trio’s playlist content in HD SDI video or as an IP stream.

Key features

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

Real time HD platform

Viz Trio is the number one character generator (CG) for live televised events anywhere on the globe. It's the system's flexibility and the high level of built-in intelligence that sets it apart. 

With the Viz Trio client you control the video output and make fast changes to your content, whenever needed. Then there is Viz Engine, which is a real-time 3D rendering software that delivers animations in HD SDI video or as a DVI digital output. Finally, there is Viz Artist, which is an animation and visual effects creation tool.

Working with templates

In the newsroom, producers edit templates directly from any of the major newsroom systems used today. These templates allow them to edit text and images or video content from Viz One to create a playlist item. Viz Trio’s template variants make it possible to deliver several different graphics streams from a single CG and a single set of data.

From the newsroom to the control room

Using MOS or other connectivity methods, a graphics playlist is sent from the newsroom control system to the Viz Trio Client in the control room, where an operator or automation system can trigger the playlist live to any channel.

In the Studio

Viz Trio’s playlist control and template capabilities make it ideal for driving interactive screens in the studio. Using single or multi-touch screens, the graphics driven by Viz Trio give the presenter full control of the story. The presenter can also control the Viz Trio playlist with the Viz Anchor iPad application.

OB van production

Viz Trio is a lightweight application; it can be run easily from a laptop, making it perfect for OB van productions. Viz Trio operators control scoreboards, statistics, lineups and lower thirds. Using live data, content is automatically added to Viz Trio pages, creating a simple workflow for live production.

Interactive election coverage

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

Transition Logic

Transition Logic makes sure that the Viz graphics system performs optimal transitions between existing and new graphics elements.

Imagine a clock running constantly in the lower right hand corner of the screen showing the duration of a football match. Somebody scores and a lower-third results graphic is needed fast. Normally the operator needs to remember to take off the clock first, put up the lower-third score, take that off and bring on the clock again. Four separate actions to remember.

With Transition Logic, the Trio operator can forget about the clock. When the score result is needed the operator just brings on the lower-third and the clock conveniently moves out of the way, further up the screen. When the result is taken off, the clock elegantly drops back to its former position. Only two actions needed and nothing to remember. And the clock stays in view all the time.

Graphics exist on different layers and transition logic allows you to transition from one graphic to another with out have the layers collide. In this way you can have many different graphics on the screen at the same time without any conflicts and all executing live with smooth, professional transitions.

Cost-effective branding

The Viz Trio NLE plug-in provides a useful way of extending your branded live graphics into editing systems. Non-linear editors including Avid, Quantel, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro can access Viz Trio templates to change text, images, 3D objects and clips, as well as scale, position, or change the duration of an animation. Graphics insertion can be done extremely cost effectively by using a frameserver on standard PC hardware, sharing valuable rendering resources amongst groups of NLE suites in a highly intelligent way. Read more

Dive into social media

Viz Trio takes feeds from social media such as Twitter and Foursquare and displays messages as they happen. Metadata can also be acquired for the automated creation of maps for viewer location.

ATOM feed integration

ATOM feeds are a web standard to provide structured data to a website. These feeds are typically used for financial, sports, weather and other continually updating information. Viz Trio has an easy tool for mapping ATOM feeds to tab fields in a graphic template.  This gives convenient fill-in help for tab field data when using the feeds.

Viz Trio 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 HD & 4K
  • Template-based graphics
  • Customizable workflow
  • Scripting (VBScript)

Integration with Vizrt Software

  • Preview and playout with Viz Engine
  • Graphics editing with Viz Artist
  • Creating playlists for Viz Multiplayr
  • Creating playlists for Viz Opus
  • Playout scheduling with Media Sequencer
  • 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, Octopus...)
  • 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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