VidiGo makes next step in virualised workflows for live TV production


On 26 March 2015, VidiGo announced that they are launching the VidiGo Control Centre (VCC) at NAB 2015. The VCC is a fully web-based control server for VidiGo’s live production workflows. The VCC is VidiGo’s next step towards virtual live TV production.

VidiGo is known for its innovative 100% software based live production workflows. The VCC is built on the existing VidiGo API for external control applications. Uniquely this API provides a very deep level of control for every aspect of the software. The API is already being used in many places to add a very high level of automation to the production chain for news, current affairs, sports and entertainment programs.
The VCC brings this API to the web. Use Ipad’s, Android devices or any computer running a standard web-browser to take control. The VCC completely separates control from the actual VidiGo Servers. This provides the possibility to truly virtualize (parts) of the workflow, tailor the level of automation and create the perfect mix between manual and automated operations.

Although automation is the key word, VidiGo believe that successful automation has to go hand-in-hand with easy-to-use manual control. The best intuitive workflows provide people the choice between manual and automated production at all times. “I do not believe in “black-box’ all-in-one systems that force their ways on users. Open protocols based on widely adopted web technology like HTTP allow for extreme flexibility and future proof investments,’ Said Peter IJkhout CTO of VidiGo.
A big advantage of the VCC is that it allows TV producers to really customize their own workflow. Users can choose from the complete spectrum, from a fully automated, one single-operator or a more traditional set-up with the complete traditional crew and effectively switch between them based on demand. Whatever the format requires VidiGo provides the best possible mix between manual and automated workflows.

The web-based API’s can be used with standard HTML and/or Javascript to build both manual interfaces and automation modules that can run anywhere inside a web-browser as if you were visiting a webpage. Anywhere and on any device.

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Chanelle Ellaya is the editor of Screen Africa. She completed her BA Journalism degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2011. While writing is her passion, she has a keen interest in the media in various capacities. Chanelle is an avid social media networker and a firm believer in the power of social and online networking. Between writing and tweeting, she finds time to feed her love for live music.


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