Vizrt unveils virtual production system

Vizrt has launched a software-only, IP-based live production solution for broadcasters and producers that can handle remote contributors dialling in using popular video conferencing platforms such as Skype, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Viz Vectar Plus can be installed on-premise or in a virtualised cloud environments and is said to operate on any infrastructure that meets performance requirements.

It is being made available on a subscription basis.

Viz Vectar Plus launches with Live Call Connect which transforms conference callers into separate video sources. It is compatible with Skype, Teams, Zoom and Discord, among others.

“Viz Vectar Plus is truly made for today’s visual storytellers who find the old ways increasingly outdated, difficult, and cost-prohibitive,” said Daniel Nergard, president of Vizrt Global

“By providing flexible terms, customers can create more quality content, free from the normal up-front costs. Live Call Connect very conveniently opens up more ways to bring more actors into the story, regardless of their location or app preference.”

Viz Vectar Plus also includes Audio Connect, an extension that utilises NDI to enable a fully virtualised audio workflow that connects to a wide range of audio mixing and processing applications.

A new system re-entry function allows for multiple versions of the same programme to be output with different aspect ratios, resolutions, and graphics simultaneously.

Viz Vectar Plus employs standard computer hardware and network infrastructures with IP connectivity. Almost unlimited IP video sources including SMPTE 2110, NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, can be accessed and used simultaneously, providing connectivity with all types of media devices, including the NDI|HX Camera app available for smartphones.

It also has built-in media players, recording, streaming, audio, and graphics control.

Viz Vectar Plus plans are priced from US $2,995 (€2,520/£2,307*) per month. The minimum contract period is one month.

Viz Vectar Plus will be available beginning in October 2020.

*International pricing may vary.

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