Avid Bolsters Broadcast Graphics Software with New Design Tools
Avid has announced the release of a new version of Avid 4Designer next-generation graphics authoring software. The new version of 4Designer enriches the artist’s toolset with new graphics features and workflow improvements, enabling users to create captivating real-time graphics more quickly and efficiently.
Integrated with the MediaCentral Platform, 4Designer is the core application used to create graphics for Avid’s entire production environment, including on-air graphics, virtual studios, channel branding, sports enhancements, video walls, and interactivity. The new version gives Avid’s community of graphic designers new design tools and timesaving features for creating real-time graphics for news, sports and other broadcast productions with unprecedented creative power and speed.
Innovations in the new version of 4Designer include:
- 4Designer can now render scenes to a variety of broadcast video standards including DNxHD, MPEG2 and XDCAM, as well as image sequences in PNG / TGA and JPEG, allowing artists to send their designs for production approval helps improve their turnaround time for new graphic content.
- The extended Adobe Photoshop importer now supports separate text and vector layers, giving artists the ability utilise more pre-production content in their workflow, while preserving the stations brand identity.
- The ability to quickly and easily create and customise bar charts using a range of pre-made elements. With these editable elements, users can quickly update charts as data or needs change.
- A range of user-requested features, improvements, and fixes that enable users to create real-time graphics faster and more easily.
Avid will host a free 45-minute 4Designer webinar on the 18th of July, 2017 at 10am ET where Martin Appleton, Senior Principle Product Manager for Avid’s Graphic Solutions will demo the new 4Designer 1.3 features. To register for the webinar visit this link.
The new version of 4Designer is available now.
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