Orad will be unveiling for the first time at the 2010 NAB Show the PlayMaker slow motion server. Watch for its announcement in the coming weeks.
Stereographics - 3D Stereo Graphics New at the 2010 NAB Show is Orad's Stereographics solution. Stereographics renders stereo graphics in real-time and displays them over the stereo image, including content such as sports, weather channel branding, and election coverage. The broadcaster has full control over the depth dimension of the graphics and the key stereo parameters - interaxial (eye separation) and convergence can be easily adjusted. Stereographics is a single box solution that can generate side-by-side or separate left / right signals in either 720p or 1080i. Stereographics can use existing 3D graphics, comes with two linear keyers to allow overlaying of graphics, maintains existing workflow, and allows 3D preview on a regular monitor.
Interact - Interactive Graphics Orad's Interact enables presenters to easily interact with their broadcast graphics using touch screens, video walls, and other input devices. Orad's newest version of Interact supports single, dual, and true multitouch displays from a variety of manufacturers, allowing broadcasters to choose the device that best suits their production's style and budget. With Interact, the presenter has unlimited capabilities, as it supports countless gestures including: rotating, scaling, moving, dragging, tapping, holding, drawing, and highlighting. Thanks to Interact, presenters can manipulate objects on screen, triggering different events within the graphic's templates. The interactive elements can give feedback to the presenter when activated by such prompts such as changing or flashing color, depending on the context of the scene. Interactive elements now can possess physical properties such as mass and inertia, giving a new level of feedback to the interactive graphics.
Morpho 3D - Character Generator Morpho 3D is an extremely powerful platform, used for on-air graphics, channel branding, and as a character generator. Delivered in a 2RU, rack-mountable chassis, Morpho 3D offers incomparable creation and design capabilities. The system features flexible playback based on a single application, with powerful real-time graphics rendering. In the new version on display at the 2010 NAB Show, users will benefit from Morpho 3D's integrations with newsroom systems using the MOS protocol, ensuring proper usability in news environments. The newest version of Morpho 3D is available on two different hardware configurations: single channel, packed on a single 2U box, and dual channel (preview/program).
Morpho 3D comes with a built-in tutorial for the operator or designer. It is equipped with a linear keyer and can play video clips from all popular file formats including AVI, QuickTime™, and MPEG. Morpho 3D carries a very affordable mid-range price with high-end capabilities.
Maestro - News Graphics Orad's Maestro provides a complete workflow on a single graphics platform and is integrated with the most commonly used news, automation, and editing systems. Maestro provides an adapted workflow to any situation, thanks to its modular architecture that allows for customized workflow. The system is fully scalable, allowing a seamless expansion of the Maestro suite's usage to other areas of production. Maestro optimizes graphics control in any environment - from a manual character generator operation recalling page numbers, to a broadcast with rundowns created manually or received via MOS, and even automated broadcasts controlled by a third party device. Several render channels can be controlled simultaneously, optimizing the studio operation, while multiple Maestro controllers can control a single render channel, enabling users to share graphic capabilities in complex productions, without adding new graphic channels. Maestro's local preview can be used for checking graphics, animation, and data prior to being sent to air.
3DPlay - Automated Promo and Channel Branding System 3DPlay is a cost-effective, multichannel branding system that enhances a station's graphics and workflow efficiency. 3DPlay is ideal for multiple tickers, promo over credits, coming up next, squeeze back video, and more. 3DPlay promotes asset reuse for images, video clips, audio, and animations, and offers a consistent graphical appearance. Its highly scalable nature enables it to create graphics across multiple device formats and types. 3DPlay offers advanced graphic asset management, multiple video clip playout, ingest of video clips in high/low quality, and embedded audio playout. 3DPlay enables the entire graphics and production flow to be condensed, archived, and exported for further use in its entirety. 3DPlay supports script-free logic, multiple events, and animations with a single trigger, thereby minimizing secondary events and pages that need to be prepared in advance.
Motion Video Play (MVP) - Sport Enhancement
Orad's MVP sport enhancement platform offers a comprehensive video and graphic enhancement solution for any type of sports event. MVP provides captivating visual tools to better visualize critical plays, the flow of the game, and post-game analysis. Some of MVP's features include flow motion effect, which creates a video highlight of selected objects; magnifying glass feature, which allows a tighter zoom than the original camera zoom; and Bird's Eye View, providing a top view for better analysis of the play. New to MVP is the "Revolver" feature, which runs several play enhancements, one on top of the other. MVP is HD and SD compatible, can be used for live productions or highlight shows, and supports up to 16 different cameras without camera or lens modifications. MVP can be used with all types of platforms to generate new revenue streams including television, the Web, and cellular phones.