Chyron releases Prime 4.10 with optimisations for high-volume graphics workflows

Chyron has introduced Prime 4.10, a new release of the company’s live production engine, with updates that streamline and optimise delivery of rich graphic visuals in modern production workflows. New features and capabilities are designed to improve the quality of NDI productions, enhance multi-scene graphic playout orchestration with all-encompassing control interfaces, and build on Prime’s JavaScripting capabilities that customers are using to take data-to-graphics integrations to new heights.

Representing the last major release of the Prime 4 software series before the reveal of Prime 5.0 at IBC2024, Prime 4.10 incorporates a variety of vital enhancements. Most notable in terms of enabling and optimising modern production workflows is support for NDI 6, which provides 10+ bit HLG-based HDR support for productions leveraging video-over-IP connectivity. Content creators can enjoy cutting-edge HDR productions with live video feeds, graphics and clips all displaying with superior quality.

Another major update ensures that clips at different frame rates can be brought into the system and automatically adjusted at output to match the production frame rate. For broadcasters receiving clips, footage and other media from different sources, this capability eliminates the need for continual review and clip conversion, ensuring that all assets play to air smoothly. Additional workflow improvements include the ability to customise desktop output windows for the creation of simple second-monitor multiviewers, as well as toggleable text rendering prioritisation to ensure real-time data updates – such as a game clock – with the utmost accuracy.

“These connectivity, media and configuration improvements will simplify and enhance existing workflows for every Prime customer,” said Chris Amodei, Prime product manager at Chyron. “On new opportunities with Prime 4.10, I’m very eager to see the custom panels and workflows customers create with our greatly enhanced master control panels.”

In addition to Prime’s master control panel improvements, version 4.10 further enhances graphics playout with customisable hotkey execution behaviours on preview/program, region-of-interest image, and clip export capabilities, as well as straightforward text colour tag commands to quickly alter the colour of specific text on the fly.

Since the launch of the JavaScript Effect and Resource Toolset in Prime 4.8, key customers have significantly maximised the value of data APIs to enhance their graphics. Prime and JavaScript are being utilised to empower playout operators using Prime control panels. This setup enables operators to swiftly and easily select API data, update graphics with team logos and headshots, and enhance their storytelling through dynamic graphics reskinning and updates. Prime 4.10 further empowers customers by providing additional JavaScript events and objects, accompanied by a comprehensive JavaScript user guide to assist designers in utilising JavaScript’s scripting capabilities.

Commenting on this final chapter of Prime 4 and the future of Prime 5.0, Chyron’s product portfolio director Nikole McStanley said: “Version 5.0 represents a significant evolution for Prime with a robust focus on elevating workflow efficiencies throughout the Chyron platform. At the core of this enhancement is a cutting-edge gRPC API, enabling more sophisticated integrations that boost productivity and enrich visual storytelling for the latest live production workflows. We’ll have many more new features to talk about at IBC.”

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