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.

Workflow

Viz Pilot Edge 2.4.0

November 17, 2022: This release is packed with huge quality of life improvements for users, making Viz Pilot Edge even easier and convenient to use for both journalists and designers (Template Builder). Our goal at Vizrt has always been to make products that are easy and efficient to use. Based on customer feedback, we have simplified many processes in this release by combining ease of use, such as fetch functionalities, with tighter integrations and better design.

Viz Pilot 8.8

April 11, 2022: This is a minor release which includes improvements and bug fixes. Additionally, Pilot Edge is now hosted in Microsoft Edge when opening Template Builder templates. Download the installation file and release notes from the Vizrt FTP.