Powerful real-time graphics and video playout

Control all of your graphics and video with the world’s most powerful graphics and video playout server from Vizrt.

  • 01.High-speed video playback and graphics from the same system
  • 02.Supporting all of today's major IP standards
  • 03.Playout growing files without waiting for the transfer process to finish

Viz Engine is the preferred video server and graphics playout solution for most of the world’s biggest 24/7 news, sports and entertainment channels, regional TV stations, and online media houses.

Viz Engine supports SD, HD, UHD, and 4K clips. Encoded data, such as closed captioning or alpha channels, if available, will be decoded and played. Clips can be played using local, high-performance, clip drives or connected to a SAN for central storage management. Each Viz Engine instance can play multiple clips simultaneously and, depending on format, support growing file playback.

For UHD and 4K Viz Engine currently supports ProRes, ProRes LT, and MPEG-2 I-Frame UHD. When playing SD and HD clips, the codecs supported are AVC-Intra, DNxHD, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 I-frame, ProRes, XDCAM, and many more.

To enhance these capabilities, adding Viz Pilot allows newsroom users to take advantage of Timeline Editor. The Timeline Editor tool empowers them to insert graphics on videos, then have Viz Engine play those graphics live on-air.

This workflow gives the newsroom users more control over when graphics appear on the story. An added benefit to this is only one version of the clip needs to be created, and that clip can be sent to archive without graphics burned in.

Viz Engine can be part of a file-based workflow that includes Viz One, Vizrt’s file management system. The combination of Viz One–for fast access to a media library for ingest, search, management, editing and distribution–and the Viz Engine video server gives media companies rapid access to all of their media files so they can be distributed on-air or online immediately with custom branding.

Powerful features

Key features

  • Real time render engine and compositor
  • 2D & 3D graphics
  • Live video input & output
  • Supports SD, HD, UHD & 4K
  • Key & fill outputs
  • IP Streaming
  • Video server
  • Dolby E decoding
  • Timeline-based audio
  • Powerful control and plug-in API’s
  • Full scene anti-aliasing
  • Internal keyer

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VICE News Tonight’s uncompromising voice comes to life with Vizrt

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  • Growth potentialEndless
  • VICELAND broadcasts24 hours per day
  • Weekly HBO show30 minutes

Vizrt has enabled VICE News Tonight to create a narrative and graphics rich show that stands out from the crowd with a unique voice.

Vizrt provides a layer of consistency to our show that you would only normally find from a host going from package to package.

Charlie TravisVP of technical operations for VICE News Tonight