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WSHM Taps Vizrt for 3D Graphics

Springfield, Mass. CBS affiliate WSHM-TV3 has chosen Vizrt's Viz/Trio real-time 3D character generation and graphics system as the graphics platform for its newly launched news operation.

The configuration, acquired by WSHM last fall, includes a second channel, Viz/Artist real-time 3D animation software, and Viz/Content Pilot content management software central for asset management and desktop browsing. The graphics design tools within Viz/Artist were used to design the overall broadcast look for WSHM's live local newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Another capability critical to the station's workflow is the Viz/Content Pilot Active X interface to newsroom computer systems, such as AP's ENPS, which WSHM uses to develop and manage all aspects of its news production. This newsroom interface enables journalists to create and animate graphics with real-time 2D/3D preview from within the ENPS environment.