Advanced Systems Group has installed Vizrt's Viz Vectar Plus software-based live production switcher into its virtual production control room.

ASG adds Viz Vectar Plus to virtual production control room

Advanced Systems Group has installed Vizrt’s Viz Vectar Plus software-based live production switcher into its virtual production control room using NDI (Network Device Interface) video-over-IP protocol.

Part of the Vizrt Live Production Solution, Viz Vectar Plus extends functionality beyond normal video input sources, with direct support for videoconferencing call applications, web browsers, and multiple streaming protocols.

Its resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio independence provide support for multiple outputs to accommodate programming for various device types.

“NDI quickly established itself as the de facto standard for IP-based live video production, and it’s a critical element of the virtual production control room infrastructure,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG.

“Vizrt has also done an excellent job adapting its existing technology for cloud-based production, and Viz Vectar Plus is a welcome addition to the virtual production control room.”

“Real-time cloud production is finally a reality, and software-based production tools are more advanced than ever,” added Pino Barile, sales manager, Vizrt.

“The flexibility of Viz Vectar Plus helps content creators include a variety of sources into a single production environment without compromise. We’re proud to be a part of ASG’s collaborative, off-prem solution.”

Instead of an all-in-one service with limited options, ASG’s VPCR is a multi-vendor, best-of-breed solution that provides a powerful and versatile virtual control room.

The VPCR remote production service is powered by Google Cloud for real-time, broadcast-quality coverage of live events and other programming.

Not only does the system support major videoconferencing applications with multiple live participants, productions can include video switching effects, multi-channel audio, graphics, animations, captions, and more.