LAS VEGAS (NAB 2016)
(www.avid.com) has introduced new graphics production toolsets that deliver rich video and graphics capabilities, integrated 4K workflows, and broadcast enhancements for news and sports production. The newly updated Avid graphics toolset provides a complete and integrated workflow for live and studio productions with real-time broadcast graphics.
The new 4Designer graphics authoring tool lets users create captivating 2D and 3D motion graphics for broadcast productions, in a wide range of resolutions. The software provides broadcasters with the tools they need to create real-time visual content for news, elections, sports events, weather segments, business reports, and more. As the successor to 3Designer, 4Designer offers more power, speed, and new features in a more modern interface, yet maintains the same workflows and compatibility with existing 3Designer templates.
The Avid graphics toolset also includes the latest version of Maestro, which gives broadcasters the fastest and easiest way to manage and play out high-quality on-air 3D graphics, and supports video ingest and playout. Maestro is tightly integrated with the MediaCentral Platform, offering the most extensive graphics production workflows in the industry.
4Designer and Maestro are expected to be available in Q2 2016.
The new Avid Spark live sports enhancement telestration tool enables on-air commentators to draw and add graphics to a video in real time, giving audiences better visual insight into key plays, game flow, and analysis. Designed for fast operation, Avid Spark accelerates and simplifies graphics production. An easy-to-use touchscreen interface eliminates the need for a dedicated operator.
Avid Spark is expected to be available in Q2 2016.