Viz Libero 8.2 dominates data with new code-free integration via Datacenter
With a centralized live data repository, new native visualization options, and intuitive AI cutouts– Viz Libero promises spectacular content for any sport analysis, anywhere
Bergen, Norway—25 September 2023 — Vizrt, the leader in real-time graphics and live production solutions for content creators, today releases Viz Libero 8.2. This update of the world’s most comprehensive sports analysis tool focuses on data with the introduction of Datacenter and unique data visualization tools.
“Data and sports production go hand in hand. Especially data that contains greater variety, volume, and velocity, to enhance storytelling, deepen analysis, and maximize audience engagement and ROI on data investment. Data also needs to be easy to work with for operators.”
Vizrt Datacenter – Data with impact
Vizrt Datacenter makes it much faster and easier for operators to connect live data sources to fields in graphics templates without any scripting, custom coding, or special knowledge. They simply select which data they need. Operators can also connect incoming live data fields into scenes such as clock-and-score graphics, as well as heatmaps.
Additionally, all data is contained in one repository, so there is no need to switch out providers every time for different matches or leagues. The data can be accessed in a single central, connected Viz Libero project.
Innovative Data Visualization Tools
“Data needs to be put into context and made easier to visualize so it’s easier for viewers to grasp. And to make the most impact in sports programming, where speed is key, workflows need to be even simpler,” adds Griveaud.
Viz Libero 8.2 gives eight new native data visualization options, including penalty maps, attack maps, and player and team comparison statistics. All the operator needs to do is select the visualization option and click on the match or team to auto-populate data into the graphics.
The Transparent AR feature removes the playing field when flying into AR mode, presenting only the pitch or field grid, giving broadcasters even more AR visualization options. All the graphics in Viz Libero can be presented as either Augmented Reality or Transparent AR.
Tool of the future – AI Cutout
Released in Viz Libero 8.1 for basketball and soccer, AI Cutout has been expanded in this release to enhance any sport, including the notoriously difficult-to-key sports of swimming and ice hockey.
The AI Cutout exploits the power of Viz AI to intelligently recognize and mask players to generate near-perfect cutouts in record time, saving valuable processing time.
“We timed an experienced operator. What previously took him 12 minutes to create by manually masking the outlines of players, brushing, and finetuning to remove overlaps, could now be done in 2 minutes, shaving valuable time. This makes AI-based analysis, such as 3D flights, possible mid-match, to give viewers richer insights into the game,” adds Griveaud.
The click of a button is all it takes to create an AI cutout. The algorithm is so exact that it ignores objects like players, cars, ads, and anything outside the calibration grid. Viz Libero 8.2 also includes backend refinements and replay integrations to better support sports productions.
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