NAB Preview: Vizrt To Unveil Latest Version of Viz Trio 3D System
Nowhere is space more precious than on a mobile video unit or in a studio control room. So one of the most common requests to manufacturers is to pack more firepower into ever smaller boxes. In response, Vizrt is stepping up with a new take on a critical piece of gear for every live broadcast: the CG, or live 3D graphics and animation generator. At its NAB booth this year, Vizrt will showcase Viz Trio One-Box, the latest version of its Viz Trio real-time 3D graphics and animation system.
As one of the most widely installed live-graphics systems in the world, Viz Trio allows artists and operators to deliver creative and visually complex graphical presentations that enhance live sports, news, and specials.
Viz Trio previously required two standard desktop PCs to operate, one for Trio client and one for its companion renderer Viz Engine. With Viz Trio One-Box, everything — Viz Trio as well as the latest Viz Engine — runs on a single PC equipped with two graphics cards. This means that there is no negative impact on graphics quality or rendering speed. With Trio One-Box, both the VGA preview and final program signals can be viewed on one PC.
“With the new Viz Trio One-Box, the work of two PCs is now being done on one,” explains Vizrt CEO Gerhard Lang. “By consolidating two PCs down to one, we’re saving our customers space. This solves a critical concern for OB mobile environments and studios where desk and rack space is at a premium. We’re also saving our customers money because there’s one less PC to buy. And we’ve simplified the setup and maintenance of the whole system.”
Among the graphics frequently created using Viz Trio are score boxes, player statistics, game clocks, maps, and charts. Trio customers often use another companion product, Viz Artist, for sophisticated 3D graphics, animation, and template design.
Viz Trio One-Box will be the standard configuration for all future Viz Trio systems.
Visit Vizrt at NAB at booth SL5408.