Viz Mosart 4 promises to change the studio production dynamic by adding live IP video support directly within the touch-based user interface, opening the door to new workflows.
Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, has announced the release of a major update to Viz Mosart, a software-based studio automation solution.
Viz Mosart 4 adds live IP video support directly within the touch-based user interface. Further improvements to usability also mean that anyone in the organisation is able to execute a pre-built show, reducing dependencies on limited resources.
Viz Mosart 4 features a fully customisable interface with interactive live sources. It integrates video over IP directly to the monitor to give a view of the show – displaying any video source, program and preview directly in the user interface. Building on the software-based and IP leadership within Vizrt Group and NDI, this setup can be deployed to an existing network environment and does not require radical infrastructure or monitoring changes.
New functionality gives instant and unscripted access to assets including templates and show openers. The new graphics panel lets users access all Vizrt graphics, preview them and then put them directly on-air. When combined, these tools offer access to on-air news production in many ways.
The template organisation capability introduced in Viz Mosart 4 looks to reduce the time spent on creation and maintenance of automation templates, allowing users to focus on the show and not the tools.
Commenting on the update, Andrew Cross, President of Research and Development for the Vizrt Group, said: “Our mission has always been to build software tools that make it easier to produce a complex show and allows producers to focus on great content instead of the technology. Version 4 of Viz Mosart represents one of the greatest improvements in years and is designed to make it easier to build and run a show whether that is from a control room or within the newsroom itself. By combining all functions needed into a single, touch-based interface, you get to set up and run a show in the way you want, from where you want.”