NAB 2016

SVG@NAB Perspectives: ChyronHego’s Gawell on Tech Transition Leading to New CAMIO Universe

As CAMIO Universe launches at NAB 2016, says ChyronHego Chief Marketing Officer Jesper Gawell, “there is a major technology transition going on, with standard IT infrastructure and an all-software environment — and content creators, rather than technical specialists, managing the process.

ChyronHego300dpiCAMIO Universe is a software-based newsroom production ecosystem that “empowers producers and journalists to create compelling news stories and deliver them rapidly to air,” he says. It is driven by CAMIO 4.3, a new release of the CAMIO graphics-management server.

“Magazines and books used to be complex to produce,” Gawell explains. “Now the user just needs a computer. However, you must have a compelling story to tell. What is the goal of this transition? It’s all about content creation rather than technology, in a unified all-software environment. It happened in print and radio, and now it’s happening in broadcast. It’s all about the content.”

CAMIO Universe not only controls ChyronHego’s Lyric graphics-creation environment but also offers template-based tools within an expanded production ecosystem — including the Hybrid virtual-graphics solution, Metacast weather-graphics solution, PowerClips multiformat production clip server, and GS2 Multi-Touch touchscreen-generation platform — and the VidiGo Live Compositor video-switching solution.

CAMIO’s LUCI user interface gives producers, journalists, and video editors instant desktop access to all these tools. Users can generate news and weather graphics for live playout or editing via nonlinear editors, control compelling and broadcast touchscreens, set up camera shots and control robotic cameras, and even generate replaceable virtual graphics to accompany the station’s virtual-studio design. The entire ecosystem is automated by the VidiGo automation and multicamera TV-production solution.

At the show, ChyronHego is also exhibiting LyricX, a new release of its Lyric graphics-creation and playout solution. Based on the Lyric PRO platform, LyricX harnesses 64-bit architecture to offer increased performance in graphics creation and playout.

“Our Lyric software is today the world’s leading graphics-creation and playout solution, with more than 16,000 systems installed in broadcast environments on every continent,” says ChyronHego President/CEO Johan Apel. “LyricX presents a robust new framework with which to develop next-generation capabilities to meet our customers’ increasing performance demands.”

A central component of LyricX is an all-new keyboard/control surface that exposes all familiar Lyric functions and offers programmable LCD keys that can be completely configured for any use case. With the revamped user interface in LyricX, users can configure screens for specific programs, such as news shows, and they can easily switch between these individual environments.

ChyronHego has also announced that NBC Olympics has selected Lyric PRO running on the Mosaic XL platform to provide on-air graphics for its production of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The announcement was made by David Mazza, CTO/SVP, engineering, NBC Olympics, and Apel.

NBC Olympics will be deploying the Lyric PRO software on 12 Mosaic XL systems for the creation and on-air playback of fast and on-the-fly data-driven graphics.

Says Philip Paully, director, graphics engineering and operations, NBC Olympics, “We are pleased to once again use the ChyronHego Mosaic XL with Lyric PRO. These units will use the newer Matrox cards, which will provide us, in combination with an improved operating system and solid-state drives, a further increase in speed and reliability.”