Avid has announced that RTL-TVi - the top TV channel in French-speaking Belgium - will use six Avid Deko 3000 systems to revamp the look and feel of all on-screen imagery used during its news broadcasts. Four of the Deko systems will be set up in the control room, with additional systems linked to RTL-TVi's news automation system.
In addition, PostDeko software will be installed in the graphics department, news gallery and production gallery. The contract, which includes a 20-day training program, was negotiated with long-standing Avid reseller, Video Promotion.
Vincent Jeumont, head of systems and projects at RTL-TVi said: "We chose Avid Deko systems because they are powerful, easy to use, and backward compatible with our existing equipment. Also, our operator team understands them, they are HD ready, and we are able to import Photoshop and 3dsmax files, which are the two most used tools in our graphic department."
The Deko systems will integrate with RTL-TVi's 10 existing Avid Media Composer Adrenaline suites, which will now also be equipped with TitleDeko Pro plug-ins to ensure smooth integration with the editing systems. All of the Avid systems, plus third-party graphic tools like Photoshop, will be connected to a centralised and secure Avid Unity ISIS server, which will act as the shared host for station templates and the graphics library.
The Avid Deko product line provides a scalable set of tools to enable fast graphic creation, time-saving macro scripting, the import of layered Photoshop files, integrated database access and support for automated playout. The flagship Avid Deko 3000 supports the production of both SD and HD broadcast formats including 2D and 3D motion graphics featuring DVE-style transitions.