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BERGEN, Norway—Vizrt pushed its online demonstration of what software-defined production coupled with IP transport over the internet can do during its weekly VizrTV webcast by bringing together live on a virtual set three people separated from one another by thousands of miles. Chris Black, head of brand and content, at Vizrt in Bergen, Norway; Gerhard Land, Vizrt CTO in Vomp, Austria; and Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group, in San Antonio, went live June 10—each from his own green-screen studio. To bring the three together, Matrox Monarch Edge encoders in San Antonio and Bergen converted video to SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol IP streams, which were transported via the public internet to the studio in Vomp. There, the recently announced Viz Engine 4. 1 rendered the virtual set with Black, Cross and Lang keyed in using the Blackmagic Design Fusion keyer, said Lang. The demonstration was similar to another the company made in early May.
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