Gain greater efficiency—just addedMaestro | News provides new support for the Array control and exposers functions introduced in Maestro | Designer (formerly 4Designer) and RenderEngine. With Array control, you can set the timing of exported elements directly in the Maestro | Designer animation timeline while creating content, which will then trigger data being sent to a Maestro | News property. Maestro | News pages can also now retrieve data values directly from a RenderEngine-loaded scene and send them to a completely different scene, providing you with a fast and easy way to reuse information or mirror data between different production systems.
Simplify your workflow—just added
Greatly accelerate the Maestro | News page creation process with new extended timeline scripting capabilities. This feature extends page script functionality further, enabling scripts to send exports and control animation, reducing the number of tracks needed in the timeline.
Find stories faster—just added
With new rundown filtering capabilities, managing the content of complex stories and large rundowns is easier than ever. Simply use different search keywords or phrases to apply a filter in your rundown to locate stories. This filtering goes beyond just the item name—it applies to the content inside of any item too, making it easier to find the exact story you need.
Expand your capabilities—just added
Maestro | News offers a new Auto Still Cue settings option for the video playback module, enabling a clip to display relevant metadata in its first frame or In point when the video item is cued, facilitating better information sharing with production teams. You can also add video items from the MediaCentral | Maestro News app directly to a MediaCentral | Newsroom Management rundown. This enables access to media storage, quick creation of media In and Out points, and the ability to preview media and add it to your Maestro | News rundown, improving graphics and video workflows in news and production environments.
Interact with Maestro | News from anywhere
With MediaCentral | Maestro News, a new MediaCentral app, you can access the full Maestro | News (formerly Maestro) graphics production workflow from anywhere, using any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. Add graphics and quickly position and preview them over a sequence. Drag and drop images and clips into Maestro | News templates from any connected storage device, MediaCentral | Asset Management, or Interplay | MAM to add to your rundown. And because graphic elements can be automatically re-created, you can increase the value of archived material, without any effort.
Discover the story-centric workflow
Add MAM capabilities
With the new MediaCentral | Graphics Management workflow module, you can browse, search for, and transfer clips and images directly from within the software interface. This powerful and easy-to-use graphics asset management solution delivers seamless workflow integration across your graphics production environment, providing teams with greater access, efficiency, and collaboration.
Gain fast turnaround workflows
Maestro | News enables you to play back non-flattened sequences, eliminating the need to flatten projects to a single file and transcode media—before or after editing—to a single codec, so you can get edited video to air faster. A critical requirement for live news and studio productions. You can also play out media directly from Avid NEXIS instead of transferring it to your playout device, eliminating the time wasted and need to render projects.
Gain new workflows with RenderServer
RenderServer can now render graphic elements as clips in several formats, opening up many new workflow possibilities. Make graphics content available for publishing to social media. Make rendered content available to third-party editing systems without requiring native graphics integration. Store rendered graphics in MediaCentral | Asset Management and MediaCentral | Production Management as video material. And enable designers to create rendered versions of graphics for approval or preview.
Find relevant content faster
Maestro | News now offers access rights management, metadata per asset type, and search capabilities natively, enabling you to find the content you need faster and more easily. In addition, Maestro | News can also connect to multiple MediaCentral | Asset Management, MediaCentral | Production Management, Interplay | MAM, and/or Interplay | Production systems, so you can search for and retrieve media from multiple sources. No matter where they’re stored. You can also retrieve MediaCentral | Newsroom Management and iNEWS rundowns without using MOS, making your workflow simpler and more efficient.
Play stored content on air
No need to transfer content to your playout device. You can simply connect Maestro | News components to MediaCentral | Production Management and/or Interplay | Production, enabling you to browse and search media that can be played on air (via the Maestro Media Engine) directly from Avid NEXIS or Avid ISIS storage, minimizing the time to air of edited media. This new extension makes Maestro | News a sophisticated controller for video and graphics in your production workflow.
Get extended user management
With the widespread use of graphics in today’s complex production environments, you need to be able to know and control who has access to what to maintain security and prevent accidents, such as bringing the wrong content to air. Maestro | News makes things easier, enabling you to connect its user rights management to your MediaCentral user management system or to Windows Active Directory, so you can manage all users on a single system.
Transition to UHD and video over IP
Modernize your entire broadcast graphics production with support for ultra-high-definition media. And with upcoming support for video and graphics over IP, you can use your existing Ethernet infrastructure to ingest, insert, monitor, and play out content easily—without the costly infrastructure upgrades.