(Bergen, Norway--June 10, 2009) Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that PGA TOUR Productions is purchasing the Viz Ardome media asset management (MAM) software to manage its HD and SD content.
“We have selected Viz Ardome after an extensive period of investigating and testing the media asset management systems available for the complex workflow at PGA TOUR Productions,” said David Dukes, director, technical operations for PGA TOUR Productions.
Viz Ardome is the core software module within the industry-leading Vizrt media asset management product line. The Vizrt media asset management product portfolio provides capabilities for ingest and playout, transcoding, browsing, craft editing, and more.
Dukes noted that among the reasons for selecting Viz Ardome is the current integration to third-party vendors such as Avid and EVS, both critical components at PGA TOUR Productions. Additionally, Viz Ardome’s open web service APIs allow the Dixon Sports Logger to be a tightly integrated component within the PGA TOUR MAM system.
Viz Ardome offers the flexibility to provide a MAM system tailored to the PGA TOUR Productions workflow, such as database imports of more than three million existing Nesbit and Dixon entries, as well as a secure, efficient method of ingesting valuable video legacy assets.
Another important feature for PGA TOUR Productions is the ability to browse growing files, which allows users to start working with low-resolution proxy versions of the video files while the high resolution material is being ingested. This enables the user to work with the low-resolution and low-bandwidth copy from any desktop, browse the material, and edit the low-resolution file. As soon as new media is created using the proxy version, the system generates a high resolution version.
Vizrt creates leading-edge content production tools for the digital media industry - from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools.
We propose a new vision for content creation, management and delivery with an end-to-end solution from conception to multi-format distribution. Through constant innovation and a good measure of fun, we create software and services that push creative boundaries and develop new ways of telling stories.
Vizrt's product suite is used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.