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Vizrt unveils Viz Libero AR at 2018 NAB Show

Combining sports analysis with augmented reality (AR) graphics, Viz Libero AR allows sports presenters to bring the action from the pitch to the studio

At this year’s NAB Show, Vizrt will be debuting Viz Libero AR, a broadcast studio tool that combines the analysis power of Viz Libero with augmented reality (AR) graphics. The solution, according to Vizrt, creates a new way for sports presenters to tell the story of the action on the field while engaging sports fans.

Remo Ziegler, vice-president for product management sports, Vizrt, said: “Viz Libero AR brings the pitch into the studio, giving the fans the experience of analysing the most important plays with the experts. The transition between Viz Libero AR and Viz Libero analysis clips allows the viewers to sit in the first row at all times, be it in the studio or on the pitch.”

Viz Libero combines 3D replays and virtual graphics from any sports to provide “deeper, multi-angle” analysis of key plays and moments within the game. The solution is equipped with a photorealistic 3D view, which is based on the original game footage enriched with analysis graphics that are placed as AR elements in front of the sports presenter in the studio.

“Vizrt’s focus is to expand broadcasters’ sports storytelling capabilities with tools that inform and engage audiences,” Ziegler added. “Viz Libero AR adds a new ‘wow’ effect that viewers will remember from the FIFA World Cup or any other sports event beyond.”

At booth SL2416, Vizrt will once again host the Big AR Show, where Viz Libero will be making its debut to visitors. 2018 NAB Show will take place from April 7-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

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