Orad’s New TD Control Redefines the Way Broadcasters Create Video Boxes

Orad (booth SL4524) has unveiled TD Control, a video-box production solution designed for news, sports, talk shows, and other fast-turnaround productions that leverage video-box presentations to connect audiences with remote on air guests and talent. TD Control consolidates various video streams into a single layout with complete control over video and graphics placement.

“It is becoming more and more common to see news, sports, and live talk shows split the screen between two, three, four, and even six remote guests or talent during a broadcast,” says Orad President/CEO Avi Sharir. “Generating this type of visual on-air presentation is complicated and involves significant switcher resources and coordination between the technical director, the graphics operator, and other production staff.”

Designed for technical directors/switcher operators, TD Control streamlines video-box production workflows by consolidating video sources and graphics, delivering a single composited image to the switcher. The TD Control technology provides flexibility, including the ability to switch, while on-air, from six video sources to six completely different video sources with one click of a button. Users have access to an assortment of video-box layouts as well as the ability to create their own video-box layouts and store them as a preset for fast recall. The simple but fast workflow lets users easily assign relevant video sources to each video box and, in a click of a button, send it to air.

TD Control offers tight integration with industry-standard switchers, including Sony MV 6000 and 8000 and Grass Valley Kayak. Technical directors/switcher operators can retain their existing workflows, punching buttons on the switchers, or alternatively execute the video-box presentation from the TD Control touchscreen, which is placed next to the switcher.

Real-time TD Control capabilities let users apply any type of transition or DVE between layouts or simply cut from one composition to another.

Leveraging MOS Protocol, TD Control further streamlines the production workflow by integrating with industry-standard newsroom computer systems (NRCS). News directors, producers, journalists, and editors can access the video-box templates from within the NRCS, select layout and video source, add graphics detail, and submit for playout. Once submitted, the video-box template is automatically transferred to the TD Control rundown and ready for immediate broadcast.

TD Control is based on the Orad HDVG 4 video-graphics render platform, which offers unparalleled live video-insertion capabilities and real-time 3D graphics and video-clip playback. TD Control is suited to all types of productions and integrates seamlessly with Orad sports, elections, and news solutions.

For more information about TD Control, please visit Orad’s booth.

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