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Media Companies Begin the Transition to IP with Vizrt

Matrox X.mio3 IP to power Viz Engine; Vizrt will support complete IP production and playout workflows at several partner booths during NAB 2017.


Matrox X.mio3 IP | Vizrt
At NAB 2017, Vizrt will show Viz Engine
integrated with the Matrox X.mio3 IP to
run SMPTE-2110 with video, audio and
2059-2 PTP timing.

Bergen, Norway— April 21, 2017 Vizrt, the world’s leading creator of software-based media solutions, has made it a priority to support media companies on their journey to IP. The focus is on live productions, supporting open and future-proof solutions.

Together with hardware partners, Vizrt is constantly extending the functionality of production platforms to be the central part of the IP ecosystem for customers.

IP format agnostic

The core of Vizrt’s IP production and playout workflows is Viz Engine, providing graphics rendering, clip players, downstream keyers and DVEs. The system is format agnostic, giving media companies the flexibility to move forward with quickly evolving IP standards, ensuring that their video and graphics systems will continue to perform no matter what they decide to use as their house format.

“The Viz Engine real-time compositor is open to any input and output format. We allow media companies to choose the input format, be it SDI, IP streams, clips, or even graphics, to be taken just before playout. This gives media companies flexibility in using any format that meets the requirements of the moment. The end result is very easy usage that is futureproof,” said Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer at Vizrt.

Matrox® X.mio3 IP powers Viz Engine

At NAB 2017, Vizrt will also show Viz Engine integrated with the Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10 GbE card to run SMPTE-2110 with video, audio and 2059-2 PTP timing. The Matrox X.mio3 IP offers multi-channel, IP-encapsulated HD, 3G and UHD1 video I/O, support for all IP transport protocols including ST 2110, ST 2022-7, ST 2022-6, and ASPEN, plus hardware based on-board de-interlacing, scaling, and compositing.

Matrox Video will have product experts on hand at both the Matrox (booth SL6316) and AIMS booths (N4824) to discuss the capabilities of the X.mio3 IP integrated with Viz Engine.

“With SMPTE-2110 and the AIMS Alliance, our pursuit of one unified standard supported by all vendors is close to a reality. We have implemented video, audio, and ancillary data to be shown at NAB 2017. Thanks to the AIMS Alliance and all of it’s members, interoperability, the key to a successful ecosystem, is tested on a regular basis. All vendors and media companies will benefit greatly from this,” added Gerhard Lang.

Low cost, high-quality productions

The costs of creating a live production are dropping, but viewers still expect to see a high-quality product, whether they are consuming media on-air or online. Vizrt has teamed up with NewTek to promote their ground-breaking NDI technology that can accommodate efficient, multi-source live IP video switching over a standard GigE LAN infrastructure for low cost, but high quality productions. Vizrt will support NDI on NewTek’s booth at NAB 2017.

Complete virtualized solutions

Virtualized solutions are a major step towards creating a sustainable and cost effective IP ecosystem. Vizrt’s efforts towards this goal have already enabled Viz Engine to be completely virtualized with video and graphics playout from the cloud using Azure and Amazon.

Vizrt’s complete IP capabilities will be displayed at these stands:

  • AIMS, booth N4824, featuring SMPTE-2110 with video, audio and 2059-2 PTP timing.
  • A demonstration of the NewTek-Vizrt integration will be on display at the NewTek Booth SL5016. The NewTek NDI protocol will also be used for IP capabilities on the Vizrt booth.
  • Arista Networks, booth SL11509, featuring SMPTE-2022-6 together with EVS as a video source.
  • Evertz, booth N1503, featuring a SMPTE-2110 configuration
  • Harmonic, booth N628FP, featuring a SMPTE-2110 configuration

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, video playout, studio automation, sports analysis, journalist story tools, and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, social media, video editing, compositing, and multiplatform VOD and live playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Sky Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Vizrt Contacts:
Michael Hallén,
CEO
MHallen@vizrt.com

Dr. Stephan Würmlin Stadler,
Chief Product Officer
Tel: +41 44 277 65 02
SWuermlin@vizrt.com

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

Media Contact:

Myles Carter
Tel: +1 (514) 822-6000 ext. 2046
Website: www.matrox.com/video

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