Television newscast (especially when LIVE) requires a fast and flexible delivery mechanism, without compromising on the graphics quality. Graphics form the backbone of news presentations– they provide a structured display of data, alert information, background facts, wire/data-feed statistics etc. in an intelligible manner to its viewers. At any given time, the amount of information that needs to go on-air, far exceeds the capability of current graphics systems – the issues ranging from the inability to handle multiple sources of data inputs, multiple playout points, networked access and control of graphics content, to the limitations of existing workflow capabilities. The WASP3D solution has been designed to address all these issues.
"The solution is essentially a flexible, networked and a highly scalable workflow solution. It brings the power of graphics automation, allowing non-graphics personnel to create and deliver on-air graphics."
The multiple delivery points in a news station eg. tickers for downstream graphics, full frame graphics at the production control, graphics for news stories being edited on the NLE stations are some of the locations where the SDI I/O playout engine can reside. The networked content input stations allows everyone on the WASP3D network to contribute data, by choosing the appropriate graphics published by the artists, and appending the variable graphics data. The WASP3D components are modular and act as building blocks, allowing news stations to easily scale to the next level by adding more licenses.
Usage Examples: Name straps, live dogs, reporting graphics, bugs, clocks, headlines, breaking news straps, news update straps, lower-third tickers, financial tickers, program stings & montages.