News Production & Post

Vizrt connects TVE newsroom

9 February 2012
Vizrt connects TVE newsroom

Provider of content production tools, Vizrt, has implemented its ActiveX plug-in at Spanish public television network TVE Galicia. The plug-in, Newsroom Connect for Viz Content Pilot control system, allows Avid iNEWS Command users to create graphics from within their newsroom computer system. Vizrt´s graphics creation tools are now fully integrated within the Avid newsroom environment of TVE’s Galicia Territorial Center, making TVE one of the first Spanish broadcasters to implement the technology. Newsroom Connect interfaces with Avid’s iNEWS automation system that manages the playlist and playout of news stories in the rundown. “The newsroom computer system, which is at the heart of any modern news broadcast operation, gives journalists all the tools they need to develop, write, and edit news stories without leaving a self-contained production environment,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, chief technology officer at Vizrt. “Now that Viz Content Pilot is fully integrated with iNEWS and Command, journalists, news directors, and producers can create, preview, control, and playout their Pilot graphics without ever leaving that workflow.” Viz Content Pilot graphics can then be linked to specific news stories, along with their start/end time codes and durations and dropped into the Avid iNEWS rundown.  Once that rundown and the associated graphics metadata are loaded into Avid Command, the automated playout system generates a playlist that triggers playout from a Viz Engine real time rendering system, with video clips as primary and graphics as secondary events. The integration allows Avid Command to automatically see, request, and playout specific Viz graphics at the appropriate time during newscasts. “With this innovative newsroom integration, our journalists who are most familiar with particular news stories can create their own animated graphics by adding elements such as text, lower third supers, data, images, and video into ready to use Viz Content Pilot templates, all from within iNEWS,” said Alberto Lema, chief of production and media at TVE Galicia. “This accurate, seamless integration between the Viz Content Pilot graphics system and Avid newsroom workflow enables us to quickly create visually rich graphics for our live newscasts.”

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