Sky TG24 creates newspaper review segment with Viz|Artist 3.1

Vizrt's graphics software is powering a paperless newspaper review segment on Sky Italia's 24-hour news channel, Sky TG24, in which the anchor of “I Giornale di Oggi” browses the morning's press articles with a touch-screen application.

The anchor selects thumbnails of newspaper pages, dragging them to an active work area on an HD touch screen. Headlines, photographs and finely printed words and phrases are then centered, scaled and highlighted. Several external cameras capture the screen's HD quality, while the content of the active area is fed concurrently in SD directly to the switcher.

The Sky graphics team and system specialists from Vizrt created an application based solely on Viz|Artist 3.1. With the exception of one function, the logic of the application, including all of the tools, such as zoom, pan, pen and highlighter, was programmed with the internal scripting language of Viz|Artist.

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