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KWCH, KSCW rely on Vizrt for HD news graphics

Sunflower Broadcasting-owned KWCH and KSCW, the CBS and CW affiliates, respectively, in Wichita, KS, recently began broadcasting local news in HD with all graphics powered by Vizrt software.

Four Viz Engine real-time renderers installed in KWCH’s control room power the graphics created in Vizrt Artist 2.8, Object Store, Content Pilot, Template Wizard and Template Manager 5.1. The station also uses Viz Curious Maps along with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe After Effects CS3. The new systems are used for all of the station’s lower-third, full-screen and opening graphics, as well as interstitials. California-based Reality Check Studios installed and integrated the graphics systems.

The KWCH/KSCW production staff produces seven weekday newscasts, including a two-hour morning show for KWCH, followed by another two-hour morning show for KSCW. Additional newscasts air at noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. A 9 p.m. nightly newscast is also produced for Wichita FOX affiliate KSAS. The team also produces morning and evening newscasts on the weekend.