IBC 2010: Vizrt’s Anchor App Hits iPad Screens

At IBC 2010, Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand B10), Vizrt will present the Viz Anchor App for the iPad. The application runs natively on Apple’s iPad and allows users to control newsroom playlists, including video and graphics directly from the handheld device.

Viz Anchor App is a new product that integrates seamlessly with existing Vizrt workflows. It provides a subset of Vizrt’s control applications and makes that control available on the iPad. With Viz Anchor App, the presenter has an updated version of the playlist available locally and can control video clips and graphics scenes without a PC or queries to the control room.

Viz Anchor App features an intuitive interface that takes advantage of the iPad’s capabilities, such as support for high-resolution video and an intuitive, touch-based interface. Through the device’s wireless connection, the Viz Anchor App can be updated whenever the playlist changes.

“We’re very excited about Viz Anchor App. We’ve been talking to many of our customers, and there is a clear demand for an application that allows presenters to control graphics directly. Video walls are a good example of this need, ” says Vizrt CTO Petter Ole Jakobsen. “But Viz Anchor App is much more than a glorified remote control for your playlist. With the Viz Anchor App’s support for video and graphics playback on the iPad, users can integrate the device into the presentation and make it an integral part of the show.”