(NAB 2013, Las Vegas--April 4, 2013) Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has announced the debut of Version 1.1 of its iTX Render Service for Adobe® After Effects® CS6 software. The iTX Render Service is a marked departure from traditional methods of graphics creation that now unleashes the full creative power of After Effects CS6 within Miranda’s iTX playout platform workflow.
iTX Render Service for Adobe After Effects removes existing barriers to graphics creativity by enabling the use of After Effects as a launch pad for graphic innovation, limited only by the imagination of the author.
Rather than relying on a real-time character generator to play back graphics templates, the iTX Render Service automates and manages fully rendered After Effects graphics, making them immediately ready for playout from either the iTX platform or Miranda’s Vertigo Suite of graphics automation and asset management tools. Media can be previewed and verified before airing via Miranda’s web-based, browser-agnostic SmartClient content preparation tool. Once approved, clips air exactly as rendered, precisely as scheduled, every time. This vastly reduces the potential for errors as opposed to traditional real-time rendering routines.
In addition to the removal of creative constraints – and the inherent limitations of individual channel branding devices - another of the multiple benefits of the iTX Render Service is that operations, promotion and technical management departments profit from the ability to publish rich graphics to multiple channels using the same graphics workflow, all from a single platform. There is no longer any need to buy additional hardware for each channel, which is a major benefit for broadcasters and playout operators of any size.
The iTX Render Service can be retrofitted to any existing iTX-handled channel, or added as an option to new deployments of iTX or Vertigo Suite graphics tools.
About Miranda Technologies
For over 23 years, Miranda Technologies (http://www.miranda.com
) has been a leading worldwide provider of hardware and software solutions for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry. Its solutions span the full breadth of television operations, including production, playout and delivery. With a wealth of experience in delivering IT-based and traditional television systems, Miranda leverages its expertise to create the highest quality solutions available and delivers, deploys and supports them with a company-wide commitment to keeping the customer first. Miranda was acquired in July 2012 by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. and is the cornerstone of its broadcast division. Belden is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of cables, connectivity and networking products for many industries including broadcast, entertainment, consumer electronics, education, transportation and industrial automation. For more information, visit http://www.belden.com