LiveGraphics allows broadcasters to go directly to air with 10 channels of real-time animated graphics
NewTek has introduced LiveGraphics, which allows content authored in Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe After Effects CC to be available for live output from NewTek’s TriCaster TC1 and NewTek IP series, with fully replaceable text and images that can be driven by live data and Web content.
Dr Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek, explained: “We looked at the tools people are using and realised that the challenge wasn’t in creating the next traditional broadcast graphics system, but in developing an entirely new workflow for the most popular, most widely used graphics application on the planet – Adobe Photoshop CC and After Effects CC.”
Users can use LiveGraphics Creator, a plug-in within Adobe After Effects, to create advanced real-time graphics quickly and easily via layer preset and text effects that can be applied across multiple layers simultaneously with offsets. A composition is created automatically when a layered Photoshop file is imported with the LiveGraphics Creator plug-in. After animating and previewing in After Effects, a single button-push exports the content and instructions into a package file for import into a TriCaster TC1 or IP series media buffer.
Once loaded into a NewTek live production system, text and image fields are manually replaceable or can be connected to any data source using the native Datalink functionality. This include database updates, watch folders, remote updates from Web pages, scoreboard controllers, macros and LivePanel Web-based scoring.
Macros can be used to fire graphics, or custom LivePanel user interfaces can provide content editing and triggering capabilities at one or more separate operator positions.