Vizrt Instant VOD for Studio Productions

Viz Opus, Vizrt’s one box solution for newscast automation, real-time graphics and video playout, now has a video on demand workflow. It works with existing studio workflows for automated publishing of video content online with Coder, Vizrt’s transcoding tool.

The new workflow allows users to create stories by editing video and graphic items in their favorite non-linear editing system. These stories can also be created or enhanced in any of Vizrt’s video and graphics editors. The resulting stories are saved with clean video with Vizrt’s Meta-Graphics workflow.

As a show airs, Viz One, Vizrt’s media asset management system, automatically ingests the clean feed and saves all events triggered by Viz Opus—including graphics. At the end of airing each story, videos are automatically packaged and transcoded for the web. Vizrt’s VoD workflow allows for publishing video, with minimal manual work, to both web and mobile from the studio, it is claimed.

“Even though video on demand has been around for a long time, the process of getting content from the control room to online and mobile platforms hasn’t been efficient,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt CTO. “With this new workflow, Vizrt is pushing the capabilities of studio production to make processes easier for the broadcaster.

The new Vizrt workflow avoids the time-consuming repackaging work and allows programs to be published instantly after airing. We are also enabling the broadcaster to provide responsive graphics adapted to their online channels and the end user devices - automating the workflow even further while improving the end user experience.”

Vizrt rundown creation tool, Showmaker produces script stories and edit graphics templates and videos through a highly intuitive, web-based interface. “It lets you build rundowns without the need of a traditional newsroom control system,” said Jakobsen. “It is perfect to use for smaller productions, at live sports and entertainment events as well as with remote productions workflows.”

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