Mosart Newscast Automation 3.4 has a range of new features and functions, including a redesigned graphical user interface (GUI) with full user configurability, and will be on show at NAB 2013. Story elements such as cameras, clips, and graphics can be assigned to buttons for simple and quick access. A range of interface overviews also can be assigned to buttons, making the GUI a shot box for touch screens and adaptable for a range of TV productions. Story scripts from the newsroom computer system are shown directly in the Mosart GUI, and Mosart operators can store clips and graphical elements in a pool ready for execution on request.
Newscast Automation 3.4 now also includes interfaces with Harris Nexio and Grass Valley K2 video servers; Calrec and Stagetec audio mixers; Casper, Xpression, and Pixelpower graphics; and Brainstorm virtual studio and Camerobot systems. Mosart’s industry-leading open-systems compatibility is extended with new support for Octopus and Annova’s OpenMedia in addition to ENPS, iNEWS, Dalet News, and NorCom’s NCPower.
Mosart’s Virtual Audio Fader Panel gives the director and production staff more control and a better overview of audio faders and levels — both those on air and those coming up next.
Content repurposing/reuse and media asset management (MAM) integration are enhanced with Mosart’s delivery of news as-run information to continuity control systems such as Snell’s Morpheus. Through the news as-run integration, continuity and MAM systems are now able to reuse individual stories or events from earlier recorded Mosart productions. Mosart can also be user-configured to query MAM systems for metadata information.
Mosart multi-studio solution is a software package for larger multi-studio broadcasters, and consists of Mosart Media Router and Mosart Template Sharing. The package provides highly efficient, streamlined sharing of resources and coordination across several control rooms. Scarce resources such as video server ports and graphics engines can be shared for optimal use of infrastructure. Workflow for journalists and production staff is optimised across the broadcasting facilities through template sharing and an automated template database, making it possible to create templates that can be called by the journalists from the Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) throughout the organisation and can be used in multiple control rooms. Mosart’s system also integrates with studio management systems to provide the ultimate in efficiency and economy.