Features

Total workflow control

Optimize your operation

Maestro | News integrates into any production environment, reducing operational costs. It offers workflow-specific tools for designers, journalists, editors, and other team contributors to collaborate. And it establishes logical relations between different devices in your control room, making it a versatile solution for news, branding, studio productions, OB vans, editing, and post production.

Enable remote collaboration through MediaCentral

Browse and search for MediaCentral-managed content directly from within Maestro | News with the integrated MediaCentral browser to find assets faster. Likewise, you can access Maestro | News from within MediaCentral, enabling you to drag and drop Maestro graphics templates right into MediaCentral | Newsroom Management to build a story and even burn in graphics. And because MediaCentral is accessible in a browser or mobile device, anyone can work from anywhere.

Access Maestro graphics on the MediaCentral platform from third-party NRCSNEW

You can now leverage Maestro | News graphics templates and take advantage of MediaCentral functionality using your existing third-party NRCS. Access the Maestro | News database via MediaCentral from within ENPS or Octopus to browse, search, preview, and edit media using the MediaCentral MOS plugin. And connect stories in CGI’s OpenMedia to Maestro | News graphics templates in MediaCentral | Cloud UX and use both interfaces side by side. 

Turn around content quickly

Maestro | News eliminates the need to flatten projects to a single file and transcode media 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 or transfer it to your playout device, saving even more time.

Create stunning visuals with Maestro | Designer

Maestro | Designer is the core graphics authoring application and is included with Maestro | News. It provides all the tools you need to create high-end 2D/3D graphics, plus integration with your favorite design and 3D modeling tools too, enabling you to present information in visually compelling ways.

Get easy user management

Easily control who has access to what content to maintain security and prevent accidents, such as bringing the wrong content to air. Simply connect the Maestro | News user rights management to your MediaCentral user management system or to Windows Active Directory, and manage all users on a single system.

Get powerful rendering and reliability

Maestro | News works in conjunction with the high-performance Maestro | Engine for real-time 3D, HD/UHD, and HDR graphics and video rendering. It provides the dedicated hardware rendering power you need to composite high-res graphics, video, text, and data into stunning visuals. And it makes it easy to transition from SDI to video over IP workflows whenever you’re ready. 

Create intelligent tickers 

Display multiple tickers and take control of the speed, loop, content, and more. You can introduce content manually or extract it from external databases, RSS feeds, or even social media. You can also add “intelligence” to their behavior, enabling different content to play out depending on context.

Interact with social media

Increase viewer engagement by bringing content from social media, news agencies, video sharing platforms, and news websites into your workflow with x.news. Integrated with Maestro | News and MediaCentral, or used standalone, x.news enables you to retrieve, monitor, filter, and moderate content for use in your stories and graphics to enhance your coverage.

Save time with smart logic

Easily compose graphics that automatically change based on onscreen events and/or predefined rules to ensure proper display regardless of the playout order. Graphics can be set to react to different situations, enabling a single operator to manage visually complex productions, while drastically reducing the risk of on-air mistakes.

Control video and clip playback

Maestro | News can control Avid VideoEngine devices, including FastServe | Playout, to manage and play video and graphics. Add video elements to a newsroom or Maestro | News rundown. Play clips directly from any Maestro | News page.  And easily retrieve content and rundowns from MediaCentral, Interplay, iNEWS, and other newsroom systems, enabling a single operator to control all video and graphics content for an entire show.

Flexible integration and powerful features

Access content outside of MediaCentral

In addition to accessing MediaCentral-managed content, you can now browse and search for content housed on local network storage in the same way. This extended integration enables teams to access content from both MediaCentral and any Maestro-accessible storage location and drop assets directly into Maestro graphics templates—all within the same browser.

Connect editorial with HTML5

As production moves to decentralized workflows, you need innovative tools to provide editorial access to stories. With HTML5-based newsroom plugins, journalists and editors can build stories, preview content, and add graphic elements to Maestro | News stories directly from any web browser. 

Integrate your newsroom

Streamline graphics production by linking Maestro | News to your newsroom system using the News Producer plugin. Journalists can then browse or search templates, enter relevant data, preview the graphic on their workstation, and add it to the newsroom system’s rundown. Once updated, a mirrored rundown within Maestro Controller is automatically updated as well.

Use graphics in post production

With the included News Producer NLE plugins, you can use an existing Maestro graphic template you created for broadcast within your video editing system environment too. This enables you to achieve a unified look for both real-time and post-production elements—without requiring extra work to create new graphics.

Repurpose content easily with RenderServer

Generate clips from existing graphics and quickly repurpose content for different applications, including Internet, social media, and mobile. You can also make rendered content available to third-party editing systems without requiring native graphics integration. And enable designers to create rendered versions of graphics for approval or preview.

Boost your broadcast and brand

Elevate the look and feel of your broadcast and brand by expanding your workflow to other Avid graphics solutions. From creating virtual 3D objects with Maestro | AR to interacting with, automating, and controlling content using Maestro | Interactive and Maestro | TX, your creative possibilities are endless.

Choose your favorite tools

Maestro | News works with all leading vendors who provide newsroom, editing, automation, and traffic management systems used across today’s broadcast environments. These include the following:

  • Newsroom—Avid MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, iNEWS, AP ENPS, OCTOPUS Newsroom, ANNOVA OpenMedia, Dalet Galaxy, NorCom NCPower, and Dayang
  • Editing—Avid Media Composer | Enterprise, Adobe Premiere, Quantel qEdit, Sobey, Sony SONAPS, and EVS Xedio
  • Studio automation—MediaCentral | Command, Ross OverDrive, Viz Mosart, Sony ELC, Aveco ASTRA Studio, Grass Valley Ignite, and Dalet Playout
  • MCR automation—Imagine Communications, Snell Advanced Media, SGT, Aveco ASTRA, and Pebble Beach Systems
  • Traffic—MediaGeniX and PROVYS

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