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Vizrt provides a new cog in the newsroom graphics creation machinery

Vizrt has released Viz Pilot Edge 3.0, which features a completely new and sleek user interface.

At the core of the redesign is improved navigation for users and enhanced functionality written using modern web technology (Vue, TypeScript), making Viz Pilot Edge more user-friendly, more responsive, and with a start-up time that is now up to three times faster, according to Vizrt.

Ionut ‘Johnny’ Pogacean, Senior Product Manager for Viz Pilot Edge, said, “Viz Pilot Edge is the central cog in the newsroom graphics creation machinery. We are taking practical steps to ensure journalists can tell stories most efficiently by building products for a workflow that is relevant not only for today’s newsrooms but also for the newsrooms of the future.”

While the new user interface promotes speed and agility in the newsroom, it was built to still feel familiar to users. The layout has been streamlined and is optimised for different screen sizes so users can better focus on creating graphics.  

Navigation is also smoother, making it easier to locate templates and elements, with dropdowns and tabs for faster access to regularly used features. The search function now contains multiple tag filtering to further narrow down search results. Additionally, the preview window can be undocked, which is especially useful when working with multi-field advanced templates.   

The interface update also includes the ability to drag and drop multiple elements into a story slug, radio buttons in templates, improved crop functionality and faster editing of tables.

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