It's time to get virtual! Join us on January 26 for a webinar on bringing Virtual and Augmented Graphics into the CAMIO Universe - a next-generation newsroom workflow for live end-to-end video content creation.
Real-time virtual graphics, augmented graphics, and full-blown virtual sets aren’t new concepts in broadcast news production; in fact, they’ve been around for at least 15 years. There’s no question that virtual and augmented elements can add a layer of sophistication and deepen understanding of a topic in ways that are far beyond the capabilities of traditional graphics. But these technologies haven’t caught on in a widespread way for enhancing breaking news, primarily because they’re perceived as complex, time-consuming, and difficult to use.
These are challenging times for news broadcast operations around the world. Newsrooms are shifting away from traditional content creation workflows based on disconnected hardware systems, and towards integrated software solutions that leverage standard IT hardware and technologies.
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In the highly competitive news environment of today, it’s an absolute must for broadcasters to be able to deliver fast and high quality news to their audience.
Advanced news graphics, as well as portable device and gaming graphics, have been increasingly focused on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). While this is certainly very important, Integrated Reality is likely more important to the operational stability, effective management, and economical feasibility of new investments in the graphics workflow.
Integrated Reality means making sure that all elements in the newsroom workflow communicate with each other and are integrated to leverage shared content, distribution control and consistent operation. This must include weather forecast pages, updated radar, satellite and current observation graphics, as well as breaking news-related geoscience content production.
Over the past year, ChyronHego has been laying the groundwork to evolve beyond our status as the world’s leader in broadcast graphics, to something even bigger.
Imagine that your news team got a flash message of a 5-alarm brush fire in the outskirts of the national park south of town. A passing rainstorm helps firefighters douse the fire; an updated weather radar image helps you to assess the conditions. Your weather team is not yet in the building and there’s only 45 seconds until your Breaking News bulletin.
ChyronHego recently published a white paper to help prepare the way and to consolidate industry mindshare around the concepts of the CAMIO Universe. The CAMIO Universe is our vision of a next-generation, software-driven broadcast operation that creates a comprehensive and integrated software ecosystem for producer-driven news production workflows.
With the CAMIO Universe, we’re introducing a centralized, producer-driven workflow that places producers, journalists, and directors in control of content creation and play-out. It’s a stark contrast to old-school production workflows driven by standalone hardware systems that are costly to own and operate (and thus represent significant CAPEX). No longer at the mercy of complex hardware and technologies that once created delays and required specialized technicians, producers are empowered to tell a story efficiently and in the exact manner they wish.
In our last post, we unveiled the CAMIO Universe — a complete, end-to-end, producer-driven workflow focused entirely on content creation and playout. The CAMIO Universe brings together integrated and easy-to-use software tools that everyone in the news department can use to create content and deliver it to air.