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New Viz Video Hub™ Version 2.0 Provides Archiving, NLE and Workflow Integration, Viz Link Video Asset Management

Bergen, Norway, November 9, 2009 Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt announces the introduction of the upgraded Version 2.0 of its Viz Video Hub plug-and-play asset management (MAM) system. Among other significant enhancements, Version 2.0 provides extended support for archiving through a Tape Robot feature. The Tape Robot support enables broadcasters to archive huge amounts of video assets directly within Viz Video Hub. And it can serve as a long-term storage solution because the Tape Robot hardware exchanges outdated tapes automatically.

The new version is also now integrated with Avid’s NewsCutter video editing software, so that users can leverage Viz Video Hub with the popular non-linear editing (NLE) software. As with previous versions, Viz Video Hub also supports Apple’s Final Cut Pro NLE software.

“Viz Video Hub 2.0 helps media organizations maximize the value of their media assets by making them easily accessible throughout the organization,? said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Chief Technology Officer of Vizrt. “The new Avid NLE integration is extremely smooth and the Tape Robot feature greatly increases its storage capacity, making this a system capable of storing huge amouunts of video. We are extremely enthusiastic about the possibilities this system creates for our customers. “

Viz Video Hub is a scalable, upgradeable system for IT-based production and archiving. It can serve as the anchor for the entire Vizrt workflow, spanning newsrooms, editing stations, channel branding, control rooms, and every production task from ingest to playout. The software includes capabilities for ingest and playout, transcoding, browsing, and craft editing.

With its support for Viz Link workflow, Viz Video Hub 2.0 allows graphics solutions, including the Viz Trio™ HD/SD CG graphics engine, Viz Content Pilot™ for real-time template-based graphics creation, and Viz Multichannel™ for channel branding, to search for video clips on the MAM storage, retrieve and edit them, and add them to graphics and templates.

The Viz Link support enables video assets contained in the Viz Video Hub to be quickly and easily retrieved and repurposed by Vizrt graphics solutions such as Viz Content Pilot, Viz Multichannel and Viz Trio. Additionally, the video assets of Viz Video Hub can be directly accessed from within the Escenic Content Studio™ software for managing and publishing media content to web, mobile, and other new media distribution platforms.

Viz Video Hub 2.0 is directly tied to Viz Ingest Manager™, a control interface for managing automatic recording of live feeds, as well as Viz Capture™ from tape, providing easy control of multiple Viz Video Engine video servers.

With the integration of Viz Video Hub 2.0 and Viz Escenic Content Studio, web journalists can now search and add video content stored within the Viz Video Hub to their online news stories directly from the Escenic Content Studio interface.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt creates leading-edge content production tools for the digital media industry – from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools.

We propose a new vision for content creation, management and delivery with an end-to-end solution from conception to multi-format distribution. Through constant innovation and a good measure of fun, we create software and services that push creative boundaries and develop new ways of telling stories.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

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