Vizrt to Highlight Integrated Video and Graphics, IP Streaming at SMPTE Australia
At this week’s SMPTE Australia Conference and Exhibition, Vizrt (Booth G17) will highlight its solutions for integrated video and graphics production and distribution.
The company will also focus on the IP media streaming capabilities of its Viz Engine real-time compositing and rendering engine. SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry.
Taking place July 23-26 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, the show’s theme of Delivering the Personalized Content Experience is at the heart of Vizrt’s technology at the show.
Multi-Platform Content Distribution
The new IP version of Viz Engine is capable of real-time IP streaming input and output, including compositing of 3D graphics and HD/SD video. First introduced in April at the 2013 NAB Show, the IP version allows multiple Viz Engines to render the same content and output different formats for multiple platforms. The latest version of Viz Engine eliminates the need for an expensive video card or transcoding capability for every platform, and provides an affordable and compact solution for online delivery.
Vizrt will also show a multi-platform workflow enabled by the Viz Media Engine media asset management system, which automatically encodes live video from high-resolution to any format at speeds faster than real-time for online and mobile devices. It efficiently integrates video, graphics, and branding tailored to the targeted device as part of its file-based transcoding and media asset management workflow.
Efficient newsroom workflows
Vizrt gives journalists the edge in getting a story on-air and online quickly with a newsroom workflow that integrates easy-to-use templates with the journalists’ native newsroom computer systems (NRCS). With Viz Content Pilot, journalists can access templates for creating graphics, editing maps with Viz World and selected videos from Viz Media Engine to add to a playlist for on-air use and online multi-platform delivery.
Complete Online Workflow
Vizrt will showcase its Vizrt Online Suite, a highly integrated workflow for online publishing that includes the Escenic Content Engine content management system. The Vizrt Online Suite enables multi-channel and cross publishing to Web and mobile platforms, and efficient graphics and video use in the storytelling.
At the show, Vizrt will also demonstrate how the audience becomes part of the story with social media content captured, moderated, then visualized using 3D graphics capabilities of its Social TV solution. Content is captured from social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube and Instagram. It also captures content from third party partners like never.no, who will be at the booth with Social TV demos that will highlight the latest enhancements to its Interactivity Suite. The never.no suite provides technology that connects fragmented media platforms across broadcast TV systems, mobile, and social media platforms and enables real-time viewer participation, social TV, and synchronized companion apps.
SMPTE will feature a public show displaying the advanced features of Viz Virtual Studio, an advanced virtual set solution that is fully integrated with Vizrt’s video and graphics newsroom workflows.