Vizrt enhances Viz Vectar Plus with additional cloud-ready features
Vizrt has released Viz Vectar Plus 1.2, the latest update to the principal 4K software-based NDI-native switching solution.
Features include increased audio inputs, clearer guest audio through AI-enabled voice detection, native support for NDI 5 and NDI Bridge, and easier interoperability with the wider Vizrt ecosystem.
With an increase to 44 audio channels to match the existing 44 channels of NDI (Network Device Interface) inputs, Viz Vectar Plus offers the largest input scale for cloud-ready vision mixing available on the market.
NDI genlock guarantees consistent timing between cameras and Live Call Connect enables users to bring in remote contributors from a wide range of communication applications. In addition, operators can now send alpha channels through one of the mix outs, bringing post-production closer to live.
Built-in web streaming capabilities support a choice of connection types, resolutions and providers, while simultaneous encoding an increased number of three channels in anything from HD to UHD is now possible.
“In working closely with our customers, the necessity for enhanced audio features, better stream distribution and the ability to use the latest NDI capabilities were revealed. Viz Vectar Plus has been fine-tuned to meet the demanding needs of cloud-based live productions now and in the future,” said Ulrich Voigt, VP product management for NDI, live production and cloud.
As an NDI-native system, Viz Vectar Plus uncomplicates the ability to create engaging content from anywhere by incorporating millions of audio and video sources. Mix-minus selection in Live Call Connect makes it even easier to integrate popular video communication applications as video inputs, while integration with NDI Remote turns any mobile device into a live production camera for production flexibility.
With support for NDI Bridge, sources can be securely shared between local, remote or cloud sites, anywhere in the world. This addition allows live production teams to stay native in NDI, end-to-end, further reducing complexity, cost and latency across any distance and with any applications.
Viz Vectar Plus video inputs now possess native support for the latest version of NDI|HX for better video and reduced latency while requiring far less bandwidth than is required for full NDI, enabling the use of broadcast-quality low-latency streams while maintaining visually lossless performance.
Mitigate the risk of poor remote audio quality with Viz Vectar Plus’s Neural Voice Isolation. Powered by Viz AI, Neural Voice Isolation uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect voices and clean the audio so that remote callers can be clearly heard in loud environments.
In the creation of the latest version of Viz Vectar Plus, Vizrt worked with Amazon Web Services to complete the AWS Foundational Technical Review which authenticates and guarantees the suitability of Vizrt’s Live Production Solution, with Viz Vectar Plus at its core for cloud-based deployments.
In addition to AWS, Viz Vectar Plus works with all major cloud providers and is available on a Flexible Access subscription model.
“This update puts more power at the operator’s fingertips. Alpha channel outputs mean users can output the matte & fill of their graphic sources, macros have become more powerful with their ability to nest variables, and we’ve added the ability for LivePanel Builder to be customised in the user’s workspace, allowing technical directors to easily execute complex productions,” said Jon Raidel, global center of excellence lead for live production at Vizrt.