Live Compositor


Less Cost. More Creativity.

A challenge for broadcasters in today's competitive media landscape is that they have to do more with less. Live Compositor from ChyronHego is a powerful and intuitive software solution for live multi-camera production, allowing broadcasters, new or experienced, to create compelling, live video content without the need for technically trained personnel. Think, create and go live in seconds.

Video switching and audio mixing, a powerful video effects engine, multi channel graphics, multiple clip players, and robotic camera control are built-in and packaged in an easy to use all-in one solution. 

Live Compositor is the ideal tool for news and current affairs producers, and also a perfect fit for small and medium sized sports productions usually produced with OB vans. 

To learn more, scroll down and explore the Tabs below for more information on Live Compositor, including key features, technical specifications, and other product information.

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The System

    Less Cost. More Creativity.

    We believe everyone can produce broadcast quality content, but with less cost, in less time, and without the need for large crews. System integration issues should never get in the way of a great production. With Live Compositor, it’s all about rapid set-up times, single operator control and the freedom to try out new production ideas.

    Remote Production
    Remote Production is a new IP-based service that separates the user interface of Live Compositor, our multi camera production system, from the core engine. Now, a centralized control room connects to the on-site engine that provides the SDI inputs and outputs. This on-site engine, a standard computer workstation, connects to a private or public network.

    An important feature of Remote Production is the real-time feedback of sources via the multi-viewers. Without this feedback, remote production would not be possible. How does this service do that? By streaming the multi-viewers from the location where the engine is, back to the control room, with a unique near-zero delay.

    Playout Automation

    Playout Automation lets you create, load and control a rundown. Users easily combine scenes into running orders and simply drag and drop the elements to compose a story. Playout Automation consists of an Engine, the Live Compositor user interface package and Live Assist. Live Assist integrates with newsroom computer systems, and it’s the perfect solution for any scripted show where last minute changes to the rundown are common.

    Hotkey Panel
    To automate a task that you perform repeatedly, you can store a series of commands, also known as a macro, using buttons. Live Compositor offers these buttons, but we also offer an app that lets you create a button-based Hotkey panel on any laptop or desktop. This Hotkey Panel gives you super-fast control of various ChyronHego products. It can be used, for example, to switch between cameras, change the live and preview sources, adjust audio settings, show new social media messages, and more.

Key Features
  • Keying & DVE

    Real-time DVE and chroma, luminance or RGB keying, as easy as possible and on as many sources as you like!

  • Easy to Use Interface

    The sky is the limit with our unique intuitive interface: think, create and go live in seconds.

  • Up to 18 HD Sources

    Live Compositor supports up to 18 sources in full HD: 12 SDI inputs, 4 video/still players and 2 Adobe Flash graphics sources to boost your live production.

  • Macros & Scripting

    Automate your production with our powerful macros and scripting possibilities. Be creative and go automatic with Live Compositor.

Tech Specs
  • 12x SDI Inputs

    SDI is the professional standard for AV. Live Compositor sets the software standard with up to 12 SDI inputs.

  • SDI Video Switcher / Audio Mixer

    Full software-based mixers.

  • Remote Cam Support

    Robotic remote camera control, Live Compositor natively supports the Sony VISCA camera control protocol and the Panasonic AW-HE60/AW-HE120.

  • Standard Workstation

    Live Compositor runs on powerful standard workstation hardware. This results in more flexibility and no vendor locking.

  • Video Inputs and Outputs

    Video input: SD/HD-SDI SMPTE 259M-C / SMPTE 292M (576 50i PAL, 486 59.94i NTSC, 1080 50i/59.94i) (max 12)

    Video output: SD/HD-SDI SMPTE 259M-C / SMPTE 292M (576 50i PAL, 486 59.94i NTSC, 1080 50i/59.94i) (2)

    Genlock: Blackburst or Trilevel

  • Internal Audio and Video

    Supported video format:SD PAL (720 x 576, 4:3 and 16:9, 50i)
    HD 1080i 50/59.94Hz (1920 x 1080, 16:9, 50i)

    Audio: 16 bit 48 KHz audio

  • File Support

    Audio: MPEG-1 Layer II and III or linear WAVE files (16 bit, 48 KHz, stereo)

    Video: MPEG I, MPEG II, H264-MP4, IMX 30, IMX 50, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, ProRes (Apple), AVC-intra, DNxHD.

    Stills: PNG with alpha (24 and 32 bit), JPG and BMP (24 bit) different resolutions.

    Multimedia: SWF.

  • Live Compositor Platform I/O

    Workstation: Rack mounted workstation (4U)

    Nvidia GeForce video card

    Deltacast SDI input cards

    Audio card

    Audio breakout ADAT convertor

    Behringer 2000 external fader
    controller (1 or 2)

    Hardware Controller (optional)

    JLCooper eBOX (Tally GPI) (optional)

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