ChyronHego’s VPX Virtual Production Server Supports NDI

ChyronHego’s VPX Virtual Production Server is aimed at broadcast news operations. It puts the firm’s Camio Universe workflow tools into the IP world by supporting NewTek NDI.

VPX has emerged through a logical progression that began with all-software workflows requiring almost no hardware dependencies. The CAMIO Universe created an all-software workflow for every aspect of live production including video and audio switching, broadcast graphics, clip playback, virtual sets, and weather graphics, all under extensive playout automation. The next step is a migration from SDI, which gives live production components the ability to share video within the software-based workflow and without the need to go through SDI. 

A key component of running live production workflows in a virtualized server environment is the ability to share and distribute video over IP within the virtualized server environment. The ChyronHego product range supports NewTek's Network Device Interface (NDI) video protocol. NDI and other protocols enable all ChyronHego solutions to communicate, share, deliver, and receive broadcast-quality video between the applications running on the VPX platform.

Jesper Gawell, CMO, ChyronHego, said "With last year's introduction of the CAMIO Universe, we took a big step forward in helping our broadcast news customers make this transition smoothly and cost-effectively with solutions for maximizing workflow efficiencies. And now, with the VPX platform, we're going to the next phase in IT-based broadcast operations by enabling these solutions to run in a virtualized server environment. With VPX, we clearly show the transformation from SDI to IP to IT is here."

With VPX, broadcasters can "cherry pick" applications from the ChyronHego product portfolio, allowing users to build workflows for all kinds of productions such as news, sports, current affairs, entertainment, and more.

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