ASG Partners with Vizrt, Adds Viz Vectar Plus Switcher Option to Virtual Production Control Room Ecosystem

EMERYVILLE, CALIF., AUG. 30, 2021 – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, today announced it has partnered with Vizrt, the leading provider of software-defined visual storytelling solutions for media content creators, to integrate the Viz Vectar Plus software-based live production switcher into ASG’s Virtual Production Control Room using Vizrt’s NDI (Network Device Interface) video-over-IP protocol. NDI is also a key component in the VPCR ecosystem.

Part of the Vizrt Live Production Solution, Viz Vectar Plus extends functionality beyond normal video input sources, with direct support for videoconferencing call applications, web browsers, and multiple streaming protocols. Its resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio independence provide support for multiple outputs to accommodate programming for various device types. 

“NDI quickly established itself as the de facto standard for IP-based live video production, and it’s a critical element of the Virtual Production Control Room infrastructure,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “Vizrt has also done an excellent job adapting its existing technology for cloud-based production, and Viz Vectar Plus is a welcome addition to the Virtual Production Control Room.”

“Real-time cloud production is finally a reality, and software-based production tools are more advanced than ever,” added Pino Barile, sales manager, Vizrt. “The flexibility of Viz Vectar Plus helps content creators include a variety of sources into a single production environment without compromise. We’re proud to be a part of ASG’s collaborative, off-prem solution.” 

Instead of an all-in-one service with limited options, ASG’s VPCR is a multi-vendor, best-of-breed solution that provides a powerful and versatile virtual control room. The VPCR platform is supported by more than two dozen companies, with multiple product options in almost every control room position.

The VPCR remote production service is powered by Google Cloud for real-time, broadcast-quality coverage of live events and other programming. No on-prem services are required to deliver secure, cost-effective content. Not only does the system support major videoconferencing applications with multiple live participants, productions can include video switching effects, multi-channel audio, graphics, animations, captions, and more.

VPCR is available in three different subscription models, with optional engineering services or fully managed production services.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group, LLC enables creativity through better technology for media creatives and content owners. From acquisition to post production to delivery, whether on premises or in cloud, ASG’s goal is to ensure customer success through tailored solutions that create optimal workflows. One of the largest Systems Integrators in North America, ASG provides engineering services, physical and cloud integration, training, and support. ASG’s Virtual Production Control Room allows clients to operate their live event control room in the cloud. ASG’s Managed Services delivers customized staffing solutions for all phases of media production, including creative and engineering. Based in Northern California since 1997, ASG also has teams in Los Angeles, the New York Tri-State Area, and the Rocky Mountain Region to provide nationwide services. Find your solution at www.asgllc.com