Vizrt has updated broadcast studio automation solution Vizrt Mosart to include switcher-less workflows through a new Engine Switcher.
According to the company, Engine Switcher enables users to employ automated production of graphics-centric content and automated scene-based switching without needing a discrete, dedicated switcher.
This means entire shows can now be designed as a graphics scene – including video switching, added the company.
Viz Mosart’s Engine Switcher provides automated control of switching functionality directly in the graphics scene, said the company, providing unique transition flexibility that cannot be easily achieved with a traditional switcher, including automated SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 source switching, clip playback, transitions, DVEs, and rendering of 3D graphics in an integrated and software-defined solution. NDI source switching will be supported in a future release, added Vizrt.
“By controlling the unique switcher capabilities of Viz Engine, we’ve raised Viz Mosart to a new level of efficiency and flexibility for graphics-centric productions,” said Nady Newton, senior product manager, Viz Mosart, Vizrt. “Each show’s entire look and feel can now be defined in the graphics scene, with dynamic video transitions and graphical elements being handled seamlessly as part of the same automated composition.”
Vizrt Mosart 5.1 also includes HTTPS and FTPS security protocols to further bolster the solution’s security, adds additional third party device control for routing, audio mixing, and audio playout, and various bugfixes.