Powerful template-based graphics and video for the newsroom

Viz Pilot is a cross-platform template-based system for journalists to create, manage and deliver high volumes of top quality graphics, video, stills and map content on-air and on-line.

  • 1.Enrich your stories with beautiful graphics, stills, clips and maps, all without leaving your NRCS.
  • 2.Integrates with your current NRCS on Mac or PC.
  • 3.Centralised installation and administration for easy installation, maintenance and upgrades.

Viz Pilot is a template-based system for journalists to create, manage, and deliver high volumes of top-quality content. Plan your news, sports, or election productions with state of the art graphics, maps, animations, videos and images; all from an easy to use newsroom interface with live preview for the journalist and a workflow allowing for last minute changes.

Viz Pilot automatically generates templates, or builds rich cross-platform custom templates using native HTML for powerful user interfaces. A redundant centralized storage of content allows for easy administration and fail-safe operation. The system includes the latest standards for maximum interoperability, efficiency and support.

Newsroom Integration

Viz Pilot's newsroom component integrates with all major newsroom systems: Dalet, ENPS, iNews, Octopus, OpenMedia, and more. It supports real-time preview and snapshots, giving the journalist full control of how a prepared news rundown will look. 

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.

Meta-graphics: linking graphics and video

Viz Pilot supports the Meta-graphics workflow. Rather than burning graphics into video and rendering a final version of the clip, Meta-graphics allows editors and journalists to edit graphics templates in Viz Pilot and then save the graphics metadata alongside clean newly-edited video, saving both to the Viz One MAM system. The end result is a workflow that allows the journalist to change graphic content, images and video timelines up until the moment content is played on air.

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What do Viz Pilot Edge, a newsroom content creation system and Viz Ticker, a real-time content delivery system, have in common? HTML-based workflows and the opportunity to build and tell your stories from anywhere.

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Viz Pilot Edge 2.1.0

April 14, 2021: This is a minor release and is comprised of Viz Pilot Edge 2.1.0, Template Builder 2.1.0, Pilot Data Server 8.7.0, improvements and bug-fixes and is the recommended version to use when upgrading Viz Pilot Edge. Download installation file and release note from the Vizrt FTP in the /products/VizPilot/LatestVersion folder.