Over the last couple of years, we’ve all witnessed how studio set designers are taking advantage of the larger canvas – and every pixel – offered by modern monitor display technology. And it’s easy to see why. When implemented in a way that actually helps the producer tell a better story, broadcasters of all sizes can create spectacular in-studio productions while at the same time heighten audience engagement and viewership.
LUCI5, ChyronHego's all-new concept-to-air news graphics workflow that features a Web-friendly HTML5 CAMIO interface, is at the vanguard of the ChyronHego mission to bring advanced technology to the newsroom wrapped in a fast and easy user experience.
Here are three reasons why LUCI5 is the best tool for your newsroom...
For a long time, the definitions of Virtual Sets and Augmented Graphics have been a source of confusion. In order get a better grasp of these concepts, we have to examine the differences between a Tracking Virtual Set solution, an Augmented Reality solution and a Trackless Virtual Set solution. What are the elements you would need around a virtual set and a virtual graphics solution? More specifically, what do you need in terms of studio lighting, chroma keying, video delays, cameras and lenses?
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.
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.
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.