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NAB 2013: Vizrt Demonstrates New 4K Rendering Capability and IP Streaming from Viz Engine Real-time Renderer and Compositor

Bergen, Norway(05 Apr 2013)

When it comes to content distribution, two trends are evident. Resolutions are migrating from HD to 4K as evidenced by Ultra HDTVs and other next-generation consumer devices capable of 4K displays. At the same time, today’s broadcasters increasingly distribute video content to on-air, Web, mobile, and social media outlets as the media landscape expands. 

At the 2013 NAB Show, Vizrt will show how its Viz Engine real-time compositor of graphics and video meets these industry challenges head-on by effectively handling 4K resolution rendering and IP media streaming.

At this year’s show, representatives from Vizrt will demonstrate Viz Engine’s new ability to render 4K graphics in real-time as well as its IP media streaming capabilities. These live, interactive demonstrations will be part of the company’s overall mission at this year’s NAB – highlighting an integrated workflow for video and graphics production and distribution.

Viz Engine can accept IP streams, process them, and output them in real-time so the video is easy to distribute to the Web, mobile devices, or converted to a video signal to broadcast on-air. While Viz Engine is designed for the SDI-based broadcasting world, Vizrt introduced a new version of Viz Engine at IBC2012 for IP-based 3D graphics and video compositing and rendering. It’s capable of real-time IP in and IP out as well as real-time compositing of IP streams with graphics in a low-cost solution. With no need for an expensive video card, the system takes up less rack space. The IT infrastructure makes it portable for OB vans and affordable for broadcasters.

Multiple Viz Engines can render the same content and output different formats for multiple platforms. All in real-time, eliminating the need for transcoding to each platform.

“Viz Engine was designed to be powerful and scalable enough to handle the changing demands of content creation, management, and distribution,” said Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer of Vizrt. “Viz Engine enables users to realize their creative vision regardless of resolution, formats, and distribution outlets while maximizing their investment.” 

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to