Total workflow control
Optimize your operation
Maestro | News easily integrates into existing production environments, reducing operational costs. It offers workflow-specific tools for designers, journalists, editors, and other team contributors to collaborate. It further optimizes your operation by establishing 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.
Connect into MediaCentral news workflows
Maestro | News now offers direct integration with MediaCentral, enabling journalists and production staff to access, edit, and use Maestro | News graphics templates to build MediaCentral | Newsroom Management stories—right from MediaCentral | Cloud UX. And because MediaCentral | Cloud UX runs in any web browser or on an iOS or Android mobile device, journalists and producers can work from any location—wherever the story takes them.
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.
Get better Simple Search
As graphics libraries continue to expand, Maestro | News now makes finding content even easier. With scaled and improved Simple Search, search results automatically update as you type. Plus, new wildcards enable better filtering, greatly enhancing content management. Simple Search also works across all integrated solutions too, including MediaCentral | Asset Management, MediaCentral | Production Management, and the MediaCentral | Newsroom plugin.
Get easy clip playback
Play clips directly from any Maestro | News page with new template controls. With access to Avid’s new clip playback engine, which combines graphics and video clip content on the graphics platform, you can take simple control over clip playback during production, with support for a variety of broadcast industry-standard formats, including DNxHD, XAVC, H.264, and XDCAM.
Get easy user management
Easily know and control who has access to what content to maintain security and prevent accidents, such as bringing the wrong content to air. With Maestro | News, you can simply 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—just added
Modernize your entire broadcast graphics production with support for UHD media when using the new Maestro | Engine 4K rendering platform. Maestro | Engine also supports video and graphics over IP, so you can use your existing Ethernet infrastructure to ingest, insert, monitor, and play out content easily—without the costly infrastructure upgrades.
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.
Expand and automate control
With the free OradControl app, you can control newsroom or manually created playlists from your iPad. Directly play graphics on-air at any moment, making the relevant graphics follow the flow of the conversation—without any restrictions on movement. You can also use a third-party device to control playout, minimizing mistakes in more demanding broadcast operations.
Save time with smart logic
Easily compose graphics that automatically change based on onscreen events and/or predefined rules. This ensures that data and animation always display properly—regardless of the playout order. And it allows graphics to react differently to different situations, without adding complexity. You can have a single operator managing visually complex productions, while drastically reducing the risk of on-air mistakes.
Control video playback
Maestro | News can control Avid VideoEngine devices, including FastServe | Playout, to manage and play video and graphics. Add video elements to a news rundown or directly on Maestro | News. And easily retrieve content from MediaCentral | Production Management and Interplay | Production, as well as rundowns from MediaCentral | Newsroom Management and iNEWS, enabling a single operator to control all video and graphics content for an entire show.