Chyron updates Camio graphics asset management system

Chyron has released Camio 5.0, the next generation of the company’s MOS-driven graphics asset management platform. In this new release, Chyron has rearchitected Camio to tightly integrate all its components – Luci, HubDrive, Render Engine, iSQ, and others – for easier installation, management and maintenance, whether in an on-premises, cloud, or hybrid configuration. A modernised UI is said to provide a more consistent experience for users as they work with Camio and with complementary tools, including Chyron’s Prime Live Platform, cloud-based Axis’ order management, as well as NLE, motion graphics and visual effects software.

“Because we focused on designing this release around users’ workflows, Camio 5.0 is an easy-to-use system that helps users create and bring to air high-quality graphics quickly and accurately,” said Jim Martinolich, product manager at Chyron. “While we’ve made substantial enhancements and added many new features, many users will simply experience these changes through greater ease of use, control and efficiency in getting the job done right.”

Camio allows directors, producers and operators to design, produce and output news graphics from one platform, streamlining the creation of compelling graphics. Producers and reporters simply fulfill graphics templates with text, images, or clips, and graphics templates are then added directly to stories in the NRCS MOS rundown.

Using the same familiar controls within the Camio interface, users can harness the ability of the NRCS rundown to drive multiple Lyric or Prime graphics engines for lower thirds, OTS, full screens, video walls, and virtual and augmented reality elements. Because the Camio workflow is identical for both Chyron’s Lyric and Prime platforms, users can transition from Lyric to Prime and take full advantage of the latter platform’s robust capabilities.

Notable new features in Camio 5.0 include an improved design with a ‘dark look’ option for the home page, asset manager and Luci plug-in, as well as other UI improvements that optimise screen real estate within MOS environments and deliver a streamlined navigational menu structure. To enhance the recently introduced large preview option, Chyron has integrated animated previews into Luci. Camio’s ability to identify dependent objects expands asset management functionality and helps to protect assets from accidental deletion.

“Broadcasters can deploy Camio flexibly by leveraging virtualisation for Camio and choosing from a host of options, including on-prem, cloud and hybrid options and either a capex or opex model as appropriate to their business requirements and budget,” continued Martinolich.

“Camio has long been considered the leading newsroom interface for graphics systems, but this new release has the power and functionality to serve as a fully functional asset management system for a much broader array of graphics applications,” added Hayes Stamper, product marketing manager. “Our vision for Chyron graphics systems is centred on Camio, and Version 5.0 serves as a solid foundation for even greater capabilities and efficiency.”


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