Viz Multichannel 2.7 released

Viz Multichannel 2.7, the leading channel-branding solution, is now released.

Vizrt announced today the release of Viz Multichannel 2.7, the latest version of Vizrt’s automated channel branding system. Version 2.7 includes video playout capabilities as well as many playlist enhancements.

Viz One integration

Viz Multichannel 2.7 includes new capability to access video content from Viz One, Vizrt’s media asset management system. Clips stored in Viz One can be added to primary and secondary elements in the Viz Multichannel playlist. When triggered the clips are composited in real-time with graphics through Viz Engine.

Viz Trio compatibility

Viz Multichannel playlists can be opened and controlled in Viz Trio giving broadcasters extra flexibility in playlist control capabilities including manual control.

Enhanced playlist features

Viz Multichannel 2.7 includes several playlist enhancements such as allowing broadcasters the ability to have playlists that span multiple days, using the ‘continuous playlists’ setup. The new Time Trigger playlist also allows accurate triggering of both primary and secondary elements without the usage of an automation system. The new non-disruptive day-switch feature ensures there is a smooth transition between days of playlists and there being no interruption or delays in triggering pages immediately after the day-switch. 

Schedule-centric and Channel-centric Timezone settings allows playout centers that are located in a different timezone than to where the channel is broadcasting to always show accurate information on air. The new support for daylight savings time allows any channel that is located in a DST region (northern or southern) to, without a hitch, have schedules in local timezone information be imported to the correct UTC time.

In addition, features such as Concepts support have been added, enabling quick and easy ways to deal with multi-format playouts (HD/SD) as well as allowing for fast switching between seasonal brandings (winter/summer etc) or even more short-term brandings (christmas).

Installation and documentation

For the latest information and installation instructions, please see the release notes at  ftp://download.vizrt.com//products/VizMultichannel/Latest Version where you also can download the latest installers. For more detailed information and documentation please visit our Documentation Center.

About Viz Multichannel

With Viz Multichannel, multiple graphical elements including real-time 3D graphics and elements such as images, text and audio can be combined creatively to make flexible channel branding in a fully automated way. For more information see Viz Multichannel Product page.