Orad to show latest versions of Maestro, Morpho

Orad has announced that the latest release of its Maestro enterprise graphics solution (version 6.7) will be shown at IBC. Maestro addresses end-to-end graphics creation and distribution workflows for real-time, pre- and post-broadcast production environments. The enterprise solution seamlessly integrates with industry-standard newsroom, automation, traffic, and editing systems, including equipment from Quantel, the latest addition to the long list of supported technology partners.

Headlining the Maestro release is the new GMAM system. GMAM is a graphics-oriented media asset management technology fully integrated with Maestro. GMAM provides broadcasters with administration and production tools to better facilitate graphics production and distribution in large-scale production operations where multiple users and workgroups spread across different departments require access to graphic production tools. All assets required for the graphic operation are handled by this one system. GMAM administration lets broadcasters manage global access rights while built-in production tools control ingest scheduling, proxy generation, automatic asset moving and copying, system monitoring and administration from a single point. With assets centralized in the new GMAM system, users across the facility have organized access to templates, images, video clips, and rundowns, creating a much more efficient graphics production workflow.

Also featured in the new Maestro 6.7 release is an order management system that better manages asset requests for video clips and images. When the request for a graphic/image item is made, the new order management system automatically slots a placeholder against a graphic item. The system notifies the designer a graphic is needed. Once the designer has created the image, he/she adds it to the placeholder. The order management system automatically links to the original graphic without additional extra intervention.

Another new significant Maestro feature is the SceneEdit module. SceneEdit lets users create a completely new graphic design or modify the look of existing graphics from the playout station. Simple to use, SceneEdit lets designers of all skill levels create stunning 3D designs.

The new Maestro features and functions, combined with the possibility to integrate with other Orad products, make Maestro the perfect solution for any broadcaster looking to enhance efficiency in its production workflows.

Orad will unveil Morpho 3.0, the latest version of its 3D character generator. Morpho is a native 64-bit application offering 3D real-time graphics rendering. Smart graphic design tools and flexible playout capabilities are integrated within the application, facilitating an efficient and easy 3D workflow. The new Morpho version 3.0 introduces many new features; improves usability, workflow, ease of use, and connection to external systems and data sources.
Morpho dual-channel machines can now be configured to enable two independent program outputs (PGM+PGM), alternatively to the existing preview/program configuration. The functionality gives broadcasters the option to broadcast two different languages, or split the production to full-frame content and supers / lower thirds, and more.

Leveraging user-generated social media content, Morpho can incorporate content from Twitter and Facebook as part of the graphics. In conjunction with Morpho’s easy-to-use approach, the connection to social media data sources does not require scripting or programming knowledge.

Morpho’s graphic customization capabilities have been expanded to include full 3D transition effects, the creation of custom-made animation and rich-text effects, as well as the ability to group and animate objects. Morpho also streams web content, such as webpages and Skype, mapping the stream as a texture onto 2D or 3D objects. Some menus, like the text editor, have been refined to accommodate new functions and increase usability.

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