VizRT's Opus offers compete control room solution
September 11, 2014

VizRT's Opus offers compete control room solution

BERGEN, NORWAY — At the IBC show in Amsterdam, Vizrt ( announced the release of its new Viz Opus complete control room system. Viz Opus combines Vizrt’s graphics rendering, video playout, and studio automation capabilities to create a cost-effective control room in a single system. 

Viz Opus has four HD SDI inputs, two IP inputs, one HD SDI/IP program output, and one HD SDI/IP multiviewer output. It includes integrated video switcher functionality, back-to-back clip playback and transitions, and an audio mixer. A built-in Viz Engine renders graphics and video for the output channels. An expanded version will also be available in the future. 

Viz Opus works with existing newsroom computer workflows. Rundowns created in ENPS, Avid iNEWS, Octopus, Dalet News, Annova’s OpenMedia, NorCom, and others, are interpreted by Viz Opus to create a rundown that is executed using internal systems, mixing external video and audio inputs with internal video and graphics to create a broadcast-ready HD SDI/IP output. 

“Another key attribute of Viz Opus is its ability to be a truly cost-effective back up control room or even a secondary control room. Viz Opus can run alongside a Viz Mosart studio automation system, and use the same NRCS rundown, keeping in sync with the show in progress and ready to take over at any point,” explains Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt CTO.