The ultimate real-time compositor

Viz Engine is one of today’s most powerful real-time graphics rendering engines and video servers. It renders animated 3D scenes in real-time, producing high-end animations in HD, 4K and beyond. Viz Engine functions as a standalone video server as well as a complete graphics and video compositing platform.

Viz Engine allows customers to integrate their own proprietary control software with ease. A powerful scripting language supports easy manipulation of graphics objects, as well as the creation of user-specific plug-ins.

Viz Engine can be used as a reliable multi-channel video playout server for 4K video. Viz Engine can operate on the same SAN as Viz One or as a standalone video server. A single Viz Engine is capable of back-to-back clip playback of up to 10 clip channels, clip playback from closed clips, clips-in-transfer, and video taken straight from an ongoing recording by the loop recorder. Additionally, Viz Engine supports all the commonly-used codecs including MPEG I_Frame, ProRes, DNxHD, and many more.

Viz Engine uses graphics channels to display multiple Vizrt scenes simultaneously in a single output layer. The graphics channels function as flat 2D DVE channels or as textures on 3D objects, giving maximum flexibility for displaying content. Viz Engine supports displaying 16 graphics channels simultaneously.

Viz Engine allows for streaming IP video in and out. Graphics and video are composited in real-time and output as a stream that can take many formats–including MPEG-2 at 1080i/25, 1080i/29.97, 1080p/30 and 720p/50– for use online, on mobile devices and live on-air. The IT infrastructure makes Viz Engine highly portable for OB vans and very affordable for broadcasters. Viz Engine can also act as a fully functional member in a Tricaster NDI based ecosystem with stream in- and out capabilities.

Viz Engine can be configured to handle multiple outputs in a single system when configured with one or more various Matrox video boards and NVIDIA graphics boards. With a Matrox board, Viz Engine supports video output ranging from SD all the way to 4K fill and key, all in real-time. The Viz Engine can then handle multiple independent SD/HD video inputs in RGB, or one RGBA input used for background or live video textures.

Viz Engine supports up to 16 layers of scenes that can be controlled separately. The user can organize scenes in different layers for up to 8 live inputs, 16 clip channels, 4 stream inputs and 16 graphic channels with the Media Manager.

The combination of the powerful plug-in API and a simple ASCII communication protocol sets a very flexible foundation for various applications. Given the availability of competitive, high-performance graphics hardware in the market today, Viz Engine can be used as the complete graphics layer for applications requiring high-fidelity graphic content and interactivity.

  • 01.Present your brand, your virtual set, your AR in a photorealistic manner and impress your viewership
  • 02.Flexibility in production as the same Viz Engine can be used for multiple purpose
  • 03.A safe investment as it remains to be cutting-edge when it comes to preparing for future VR and 360° solutions

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Powerful features

Real-time compositing of video and graphics with a wide-range of simultaneous output formats. Viz Engine supports all of today’s major IP standards. It uses the same system for end-to-end J2K and SMPTE 2022 production. It can either be used as a standalone video server or part of a graphics & video workflow

Key features

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

Televisa covers Mexico elections with AR graphics from Vizrt and design by Polygon Labs

  • AR1 circular studio
  • Tracking2 cameras
  • Live results from3 studios

The graphics added a new dimension to Televisa’s coverage and helped its on-air presenters tell the election stories more visually, which in turn helped viewers understand the subject matter more clearly.

We’re seeing more and more applications where virtual graphics significantly help a production attract new and loyal viewers

Yolanda OcampoProducer for Televisa’s Elections

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Products in shown workflow: Viz Engine, Viz One

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