Powerful live graphics platform integrates with popular vision mixing software and hardware to reduce cost and complexity for live content creators
Stream My Event, an innovator in live production, has launched Holographics, a software-based live graphics application for content creators designed to work in any live broadcasting environment. The software will get its first public debut this April at NAB Show 2019 (Stand N2235)
“The number of video production service providers, freelance operators and professional streamers is growing rapidly, but existing live graphics solutions use outdated pricing models and are not flexible enough for modern workflows” says Thom Verdenius, Co-founder of Holographics.
In response, Stream My Event has launched Holographics, a new Amsterdam based start-up serving the growing segment of small and mid-sized professional live content creators that fills the gap between expensive hardware products and fragile DIY freeware. The software-based solution for both OS X and Windows devices combines a simple learning curve with powerful features like custom themes, widgets and key and fill output.
Holographics can be used from within popular vision mixing software including Open Broadcaster Studio (OBS), V-Mix and other multi-camera software applications supporting HTML overlay. In addition, Holographics allows for industry-standard key and fill output to video switchers including popular models from Blackmagic, For-A, Grass Valley and other major vendors.
Floris Porro, Co-founder of Holographics adds: “Live content creators need graphics software that works in all resolutions, is easily customizable and designed to work on a large variety of platforms. We couldn’t find anything reasonably priced, so we’ve created Holographics both for ourselves and to help others in what we feel is an untapped market.”
Described as “the easiest way to add graphics to your live video”, Holographics’ technology is based on widgets and themes with a built-in library of both that includes tickers, lower thirds, broadcast messages and countdown timers.
“Themes are based on Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), which is already a standard in web technology. Small adjustments like fonts and colours are super easy even for non-technical users, our designers picked it up in no-time and before we knew it were creating advanced custom themes” says Porro. “Themes are also easily exchanged between installations and it’s really just a text file, you can even send it over WhatsApp if you need to”.
Holographics is offered as a freemium business model allowing creators to instantly start using a basic version of the software. Whilst subscribed users can create unlimited widgets and receive support for just $20/month with no minimum contract. Holographics is also available under a perpetual license model of $200 which includes updates for a period of three years.
Press, bloggers and influencers are also invited to briefings with the founders in Amsterdam, via conference call or in person at NAB Las Vegas in April (Booth N2235). For more information, contact Floris Porro on +31 6 361 84 369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Stream My Event
Stream My Event, founded in 2012, is an Amsterdam-based all-round technical video production company focusing on live streaming and other technically complex productions. Their specialty is pioneering new technologies to improve the quality of work, whilst reducing production complexity. Corporate clients include Philips Lightning, Hyperloop One, Nikon and NAB show. Website: http://streammyevent.com
Holographics is the fastest and easiest way to add live graphics to your videos. Easily overlay lower-thirds, broadcast messages, ticker tapes and your own custom widgets on any live video feed. Or output Key & Fill signals using a supported application. Website: https://hologfx.io