Vizrt Showcases Viz|Trio Real-Time 3d Graphics Solution At Broadcast Asia 2005

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Viz|Trio Suite Includes Version 2.2 of Flagship Viz|Trio CG and New Viz|Trio NV System

Last Updated: June 1, 2005 4:10 pm GMT
(Singapore, Singapore Expo, Stand 1J2-07, June 1, 2005) Vizrt, the world’s leading producer of real-time 2D and true 3D graphics systems for TV, will display its Viz|Trio suite of real-time 3D and HD compatible broadcast graphics solutions at the Broadcast Asia 2005 convention, starting June 13th.

The suite includes Version 2.2 of Viz|Trio, Vizrt’s flagship real-time 3D character generator and the new Viz|Trio NV character generator, an entry-level version of Viz|Trio that includes most of the main features of the original system. The Broadcast Asia exhibition marks the Asian debut of Viz|Trio NV. Viz|Trio NV makes its worldwide debut at The Production Show, starting June 1st in London.

Viz|Trio is Vizrt’s flagship character generator, allowing for the efficient, simultaneous creation of true 3D and HD graphics and animations by multiple clients in a broadcast environment. In addition to a full set of broadcast graphics- and animation-creation tools, it features Vizrt’s revolutionary “Look Ahead Transition Logic,” which provides highly “intelligent” graphics for workflow efficiency during production. Transition Logic allows operators to send new graphics pages to air without overlapping or mismatching with pages already on air. Users can stack arbitrary pages and automatically create seamless transitions, using just one video output channel.

For the budget-conscious broadcaster looking to start building a fully integrated and efficient core graphics system, Vizrt’s brand new Viz|Trio NV is the ideal solution. With the exception of video input capability, it features the exact same capabilities of the flagship Viz|Trio system, including: support of all standard and high definition formats, a 3D authoring system with access to true 3D objects and animations and Viz|Engine for powerful renderering capability. Other major features of Viz|Trio NV include: video out with adjustable buffering capability, local preview capability, and a highly intuitive user interface.

Since Viz|Trio NV supports real-time data feeds, operators can easily upgrade graphic content while on-air, even when animations are running. Additionally, the system can be seamlessy integrated with all newsroom systems supporting MOS 2.8, including iNews, Octopus, ENPS, Dalet+, OpenMedia, and Newstar. Viz|Trio NV allows for the import of 3D objects from: Wavefront, 3Dstudio, Autocad, VRML 2.0, Maya and Softimage.

Like all of Vizrt’s graphics solutions, Viz|Trio NV can be configured to work with and be upgraded to any other Vizrt software, including: Viz|Content Pilot template-based content management system, Viz|Artist for the creation of real-time 2D and 3D animated graphics, Viz|Weather for local weather forecasts, Viz|Ticker™ and Viz|Ad™ for real-time advertising, Viz|Arena™ software for live virtual sports graphics, Viz|Virtual Studio™ and the lower cost 2D virtual studio software, Viz|Ibis™, as well as the Viz|Engine™ renderer.

At NAB 2005, Vizrt introduced Version 2.2 of Viz|Trio, which features a new design library for fast, template-based design re-creation and added support of Pinnacle’s Liquid Edition and Liquid Blue editing software as well as Avid’s editing software using AVX (Avid Visual Extensions). Version 2.2 also features a new MOS interface option that can be used in conjunction with the Viz|Content Pilot ActiveX plug-in for Viz Content|Pilot content management software. This enables support of all major newsroom systems.

Viz|Trio can deliver both standard and high definition formats and, through a simple hardware upgrade, is easily adaptable to new output standards. It features four independent video sources, two that are live video channels and two that are built-in clip channels, with playback of DVPRO25/DVCPRO50, and MPEG-2 clips. Three of the video input sources can be used simultaneously as background or live video textures, with internal keying. Viz|Trio supports import of 3D objects from Wavefront, 3Dstudio, Autocad, VRML 2.0, Maya, and Softimage.

Vizrt is the world’s leading provider of real-time 2D and true 3D broadcast graphics. The company’s software suite offers a complete graphics solution including: character generation, content management and newsroom integration, 3D tickers, virtual studio, weather data integration, virtual sports analysis, information display and virtual effects. All Vizrt’s graphics products are powered by a single core renderer, the unique and powerful Viz|Engine™. Vizrt’s graphics solution goes beyond the visual aspect and includes highly customized user interfaces for the designer, operator, journalist and engineer. The world’s leading broadcasters, such as ABC, CNN News Networks, CBS, Fox News, ESPN, BBC Sports, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today and NHK, use Vizrt’s solutions, mainly in 24/7 operations, for both conventional digital and high definition content delivery. Production houses and corporate institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange, are Vizrt customers.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.  For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

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