Viz One 7.0

Release for Viz One

30 Jun 2020

Viz One is a centralized and scalable media production workflow management platform to effortlessly and cost-effectively ingest, manage, edit, and deliver content for creating a range of programming for multiple types of viewing experiences.

The software defined platform includes a comprehensive feature set that easily connects with Vizrt and third-party software and enables creative teams to work more efficiently and collaboratively to produce media content faster, and directly manage processes in a unified environment.

Viz One- The definitive production workflow manager

Viz One is a production workflow management platform for use in news, sports, program preparation and archive/transmission environments, with primary functional areas including ingest, content management, and editing.

One primary functional aspect of Viz One is editing. There has been some basic editing tools that Viz Story will now mostly replace with a better tool. Organizations may also need more advanced editing, which is enabled by improved integration with Adobe Premiere Pro.

VizOne 7.0 makes collaboration easy for editorial teams that need to find content fast, interact effortlessly, and create stories quickly. Increased integration with Viz Story provides greater editorial management that enables teams to create content for broadcast and digital media delivery.

Users gain better ability to work remotely on media, to more easily reuse content, and to provide improved flexibility to manage non-burned in graphics workflows. These capabilities are vital to fast-moving productions and collaboration of dispersed creative staff.

Viz Story 2.0 integration brings a tightly integrated, easy-edit solution to Viz One, strengthening the offering with improved editorial and graphics workflows

Viz Story integration includes a new publishing target type of ‘Viz One’ so that with just a few clicks, Viz Story can be configured to publish to Viz One for more effective collaboration for editorial workflows and enhances broadcast delivery.

Users can search for media, log clips, edit video, pull select content from Viz One within Viz Story. Content creators utilize archive and incoming content for fast turnaround publishing to all types of media distribution.

There is automatic access to Viz One metadata forms in Viz Story for adding metadata when publishing. Content edited in Viz Story can be indexed and tagged correctly and sent directly to Viz One for future re-use.

Editorial staff are better prepared to develop content not only from basic editing but with the more advanced capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere integration includes drag and drop of content, logging of items from VizOne, proxy editing, and partial restore with improved set up and installation.

The Vizrt Adobe Assistant version 3.0 plug-in has been re-designed to better meet needs of editorial staff. The plug-in provides a number of integration points between Viz One and Adobe Premiere Pro. Premiere users can work with proxy content stored in Viz One saving time when making edits without a loss of quality.

Metagraphics workflow is provided for Viz Story and Adobe Premier Pro so non-burned to video graphics can be sent to Viz One. Graphics included with stories can easily be re-used, changed, updated later, or even replaced completely for easy re-versioning without full re-edits.

Maintain metagraphics information when loading material from Viz One, and gain access to graphics layers when importing content into Premiere or when accessing proxies. Graphics that were added in one project can be re-used for the same clip in another project. An editor in Adobe Premiere can re-use Vizrt graphics that were added to a clip by a journalist in the newsroom with Pilot Edge, which reduces the amount of duplicate work for re-purposing content that was first used during live broadcasts.

Content edited with Viz Story and Adobe Premiere Pro can be sent to Viz One placeholders to be used in rundowns and playlists.

Viz One provides partial restore of offline and archived media for Viz Story and Adobe Premiere editing clients. Automated optimization works to restore only the relevant parts as quickly as possible. The reduction in time and overhead is particularly useful when working remotely. When working in proxy mode the restore only occurs at final conform to maintain efficiency of the system. Viz One can re-use partial files it has already restored once.

Partial restore translates to less time to get started with editing, especially when working with archived material. Editors do not have to wait for the hi-res to be restored from archive before they can start editing. There is also less resources needed by the edit client as the editor is not having to work with huge media files in memory. When editing with proxies, only the relevant part of the file needs to be restored from archive when the end result is conformed, which reduces the resources used on the Viz One system as well as the bandwidth used between online and offline storage.

A few other recent features provide more flexibility in production management including:
Coder XAVC format support, support in Viz One for non-broadcast formats, and MPEG-DASH format support, which enables fast and stable ingest of live / growing files.