NAB 2012: Chyron To Show Enhanced Channel-Branding System
At NAB, Chyron will showcase its newly enhanced Channel Box² (v. 4.6) channel branding system, which features 2D/3D design with a complete data acquisition toolset for all branding applications. Built on Chyron’s Lyric technology, Channel Box² allows users to access any data — RSS feeds, traffic, financial, weather, elections, tickers, promos, snipes, and more — and publish it on-air.
New Channel Box² software (v. 4.6) introduces an asset viewer that allows an operator to validate, package, and query assets, as well as new data-binding tools for improved panel control. Additional new features include locking scenes and copy/paste/reverse functionality, all of which can be coupled with a scene list that allows groups of scenes to be created and stylized.
“The 2012 NAB Show promises to be an exciting event for Chyron this year, and will feature several new enhancements to our award-winning line-up,” said Bonnie Barclay, chief marketing officer at Chyron. “Broadcasters around the world require cost-effective 2D and 3D graphics solutions that facilitate a more efficient production workflow, and Chyron continues to provide solutions to meet these specific needs, including our Axis World Graphics cloud-based platform and Channel Box² channel branding system.”
Chyron will also demonstrate MediaMaker, a new technology that integrates Chyron graphics with file-based workflows. MediaMaker extends Chyron graphics capabilities to a wide range of editing and third party applications. MediaMaker gives video editors and graphic designers access to the same graphics and animations that are being used live on the air. MediaMaker also takes producer-created graphics from a wide range of newsroom systems for painless repackaging into the edit suite. Edit applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects can be integrated with MediaMaker and the Chyron graphics workflow suite.
This software-based application gives any operator, including a master control operator, the ability to monitor and control multiple remote desktop systems simultaneously from a single desktop within a single application. The Desktop Multi-Viewer displays each system in a view-only grid view without affecting any on-air devices. If needed, the operator can easily manage and control a particular playout system by maximizing the view of that system. The Multi-Viewer is based on VNC technology, with the Multi-Viewer application acting as the client, and is compatible with most VNC servers in use today.
Axis World Graphics
Axis World Graphics is a cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. Axis World Graphics simplifies, streamlines, and facilitates the graphics creation process, enabling artists, reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics using their own graphics packages. Combining technology and functionality, integration, and point-and-click customization, Axis World Graphics allows users to create templates in Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8.1 software, further streamlining integration within the broadcaster’s existing workflow or within Chyron’s BlueNet workflow. Several new features have recently been introduced to the system, including fully integrated electronic order management, asset management, and integrations with Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro video editing, all of which are designed for ease of use and maximum workflow efficiency.
BlueNet Graphics Creation and Playout
Chyron will also demonstrate BlueNet, which addresses broadcasters’ requirements for streamlined end-to-end graphics workflows. BlueNet leverages Chyron’s suite of graphics tools for ordering and graphics asset management, collaborative graphics creation, and real-time playout. Integration with Axis World Graphics, Chyron’s cutting-edge cloud-based services offering, extends the power of BlueNet workflows to speed graphics to air.
Lyric PRO 8.1 Graphics Creation Software
Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8.1 graphics creation software continues to put the broadcaster in control of the graphics. With new scriptless conditional intelligent transitions across multiple systems and delivery of real-time 3D animations, Lyric PRO 8.1 enables users to improve the look of on-air graphics with ease and accuracy. Cloud-based content creation tools are a significant part of Chyron’s product roadmap, and they’ve been extended to Lyric PRO 8.1 with the introduction of Web-enabled control over Lyric messages and playout.