Orad’s Maestro Upgrade Hits High Notes for Graphics

Orad’s Maestro enterprise graphics solution is getting a facelift with new features that the company says will better meet the needs of broadcasters looking to use graphics in a variety of environments.

“Our new Maestro release makes graphics productions even easier,” says Shaun Dail, Orad North America, VP of sales and marketing. “Customers can use Orad’s low-cost , super-easy-to-use Morpho 3D on the road, and Maestro in the studio utilizing the same graphics and templates.”

Dail says the new customizable GUI also allows operators and technical directors to customize the interface by show or operator or both.

Maestro’s timeline now supports multiple tracks that can be triggered by different events, simplifying the creation and playout process. Extensive control of the graphics’ behavior is now possible, thanks to new events that can be added to the timeline, making the creation of playout logic very easy while not adding any complexity to the playout.

“This makes for fast, easy production,” he adds. “Multiple tracks in the timeline add functionality and streamline production, and our set of post tools allows for a variety of workflows. It’s a very efficient product designed to fuel creativity while simplifying workflow.”

Maestro can also directly play pages created with Morpho 3D, enabling seamless interoperation between both applications.

Plug-ins for Newsroom and NLE have been redesigned to make their use even easier in all types of situations.

Other features includes sync, a new standalone tool that allows moving content from different databases, as well as importing/exporting content to files. That greatly simplifies the management of big systems, including backup/restore and managing different database servers and different locations.

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