State-of-the-Art, Real-Time Broadcast Graphics Creation with Avid Maestro | Designer

By in Broadcast, Graphics Solutions

With the increasing influx of new shows and media competing for viewers, finding and growing an audience has become much more of a challenge. If your show lacks the finesse and polish of your competitors, viewers will simply change the channel. Therefore, your production’s visual narrative should be just as impactful as the stories you tell.

Maestro | Designer, Avid’s real-time graphics authoring software gives you all the tools you need to create eye-catching on-air graphics, animation, and virtual sets to stay ahead of the competition.

Below are some of the many features now available:

 

Speed up review and approvals with Render to File

With new improvements and advancements made to Maestro | Designer, creating and sending previews of the content for which you seek editorial approval has never been easier. You can now send scene content directly to RenderEngine’s internal VideoEngine—locally or remotely—to render a clip or sequence of images displaying the scene content. This eliminates the added steps of having to externally capture content or use other tools to render files.

Render to file supports variety of broadcast formats, including DNxHD, MPEG2, XDCAM or Image sequence

Gain more creative flexibility with new geometry modifiers

With the new advanced Geometry modifiers, you can now easily customize base objects right in Maestro | Designer, enabling you to create new elements and designs without the need for third-party modeling tools.

Now along with Bend, Skew, Explode and other cool geometry modifiers, you can use the Melt Modifier to add a melt effect on a specified object.

Visualize heat map data

Heatmap textures is a special texture which represents different data points inside an image. It can be used to identify the frequency of events occurring in a particular area, to illustrate a player’s presence in different parts of the pitch, to indicate a change in temperature, and so on.

Now you can visualize heat map data as a 2D texture natively in Maestro | Designer—no plug-in required.

Multi-Color Point Gradient

Lastly, here is a sneak peak of one of the new features coming out this June in the next version of Maestro | Designer: multi-color point gradient.

Until today, gradients were limited to three colors. In the next version of Maestro | Designer, the Gradient texture will be expanded to support unlimited colors, using the gradient slider tool.

Its new UI will allow you to create beautiful gradient designs, quickly and easily within Maestro| Designer so that you no longer need to switch to different 3rd party applications to create multi-color gradients.

Avid Maestro | Designer

Captivate audiences with stunning real-time 2D and 3D graphics for news, sports shows, elections, weather segments, and other types of broadcast production.

As Principal Product Manager for Maestro | Designer at Avid with over a decade in the broadcast industry, I am proud to be part in the core team, creating the best tools for the graphic users.