Vizrt has just launched a cloud-based broadcast solution dubbed Viz Now, a tool to automate deployments of live production tools in the cloud. According to Vizrt, with Viz Now, non-technical production staff can create fully pre-configured end-to-end live productions in the cloud with the click of a button, including 4K switching, broadcast-quality graphics, studio automation, replay/slow motion, dedicated audio mixing, sports analysis and intercom.
Offering what the company calls an “intuitive user interface”, Viz Now claims to make it easy to select the Vizrt and third-party broadcast software solutions needed for production, then automatically deploy them to the customer’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud account in less than 15 minutes.
Once deployed, Viz Now includes a portal for creative operators to access deployed applications securely and easily from anywhere. Automating the deployment process saves significant IT engineering time, ensures security best practices, and means that new production capacity can be created – and removed – as needed, significantly reducing IT costs and carbon footprint.
Plus, by automatically integrating NDI and NDI tools like NDI Bridge, Viz Now connects your cloud-based live production tools with on-screen talent and cameras that are always in the field, in the studio, or on the go. square.
At launch, Viz Now supports Viz Vectar Plus for 4K switching, Viz Trio and Viz Engine for broadcast-quality graphics, Viz Mosart for studio automation, Telos Infinity VIP for intercom, Harrison Mixbus VBM for audio mixing and 3Play by Viz Now for replay and slow motion and Viz Libero for sports analysis.
Viz Now is software as a service (SaaS) hosted and managed by Vizrt, which then automatically deploys the live production tools you select into your own AWS account. In short, Vizrt manages Viz Now, and the customer operates and manages the deployed products. Viz Now is free for Vizrt customers with a subscription and currently supports automated deployment of the Vizrt live production solution and selected third-party products in AWS. More Vizrt and third-party products will be supported in future releases, as will other cloud providers.
All specifications are here: https://www.vizrt.com/