Vizrt adds DigitalGlobe imagery
Vizrt has launched a new online service enabling designers to quickly find, preview, and add DigitalGlobe imagery into their broadcast graphics packages using the company’s Viz World production software. The subscription-based service, titled “DigitalGlobe Online,” is available now.
“We are approaching a point where having access to high-quality satellite and aerial imagery in newscasting isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have,” said Havard Myklebust, executive vice president of marketing. “Using Viz World, design teams can now integrate the highest quality, most up-to-date DigitalGlobe images for use in their interactive, touch-screen graphics packages. Unlike other solutions, this can include fresh imagery from high-risk regions where it is either too difficult or too dangerous for journalists to access on the ground.”
Using the Viz World interface, subscribers can search the DigitalGlobe archive to find and preview the imagery that best suits their needs. They can then begin using the imagery to create high-accuracy maps of a region, adding dynamic touchscreen-based drawing tools and controls that give on-air talent the freedom to move, resize, highlight, and animate areas of the map.
In addition to using archived imagery, subscribers will also be able to use newly captured imagery of crisis events taking place worldwide. This allows production teams to consistently monitor high-risk events as they unfold, then quickly begin using images from before, during and after the crisis to maximize newscast impact and accuracy.
“Providing on-demand access to our imagery through Viz World gives broadcasters one more critical tool for transforming good shows into must-see events,” said Andrea Bersan, international vice president at DigitalGlobe. “With direct access to the largest, most consistently updated repository of high-resolution imagery available today, production teams can be confident they are using the latest imagery available, with worldwide coverage and maximum accuracy.”