Avid debuts Deko 5.2

Avid is back at NAB, and I visited with them in the South Hall today where we shot demonstration video of the company's Deko 5.2 graphics solution.

Version 5.2 of Deko 3000, an on-air graphics package that supports the industry-standard FBX and Collada formats, enables users to easily import and play back a broader range of 3-D models and animations from applications such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Softimage 7.5 and MAXON CINEMA 4D. Now, users can leverage existing skills and toolsets without having to burden staff with learning new 3-D tools.

How Deko version 5.2 works

Users can import models from 3-D creation systems into Deko and combine the models with live and editable text and image layers, which automatically map to the replaceable textures from the original.

The model maintains specialized 3-D treatments for geometry, lighting and animation and plays out as expected in the Deko environment. Power Clips are mapped to 3-D models, enabling high-end visual effects like animating logos or headshots on the 3-D model, without the need for costly third-party support to get them on the air.

Check back soon for a video demonstration of Deko 5.2.