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Watercooler Social TV Generates Advanced Ads

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:59 AM

Watercooler:  VDS system for automation Social Media messages in sync with your broadcast or cable playout. Here's a way to use Watercooler for advanced advertising via automated social media messages.

VDS Provides Streamliner to FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network

by Larry Mincer on Friday, April 5, 2013 3:03 AM

Provides triggers for real-time, rules-based content replacement in streaming output

March 27, 2013 - VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design and plug-in products announced today that it has delivered Streamliner™, an integrated, fully-automated system for generating embedded content replacement triggers in sync with the linear broadcast, to the FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network in support of FOX’s TV Everywhere initiative.

VDS NAB 2013 - Streaming, Graphics Automation, Content Creation

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:21 PM

NAB 2013 Preview:


The primary purpose or Streamliner is for sending triggers downstream to a streaming encoder or Ad decision system for on-the-fly content or advertisement replacements in the streaming output.

Synapse Plug-ins for Quantel’s Pablo Rio V2!

by Larry Mincer on Monday, March 18, 2013 2:24 PM

We are happy to announce the release of Synapse for Quantel’s Pablo Rio V2!

Synapse features over 900 high-end visual effects, imaging and time-based plug-ins for Pablo Rio V2, all run as in-process 64-bit code for maximum performance on this new platform.

Sponsorship - Make Your Ticker Software Work for You!

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:30 PM

Whenever we discuss automated graphics systems with potential clients, questions always come up regarding the generation and management of sponsor operations.

Is frame accuracy really needed for streaming video?

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:43 PM

Recently Phil Kurz of Broadcast Engineering posted an article summarizing a study completed by the University of Massachusetts and Akamai showing how video stream quality impacts the behavior of viewers. That article, “Research quantifies how video stream quality affects viewer behavior” highlights how important the quality of the viewing experience is to viewers of streaming content.

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Top 5 Features to Check Out in Sapphire - Quantel Plug-In

by Larry Mincer on Friday, November 9, 2012 4:48 PM

Patrick Cadigan at GenArts recently sent us some info on the top 5 features of their Sapphire Quantel Plug-in.

Quantel Plug-In > Sapphire 6: Presets On Demand and more..

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 3:55 PM

If you are looking for details on the latest Quantel plug-ins, here is some great information and tips from Gary Oberbrunner, Chief Scientist and one of the founders of GenArts.

VDS Soapbox with VidiGo Graphics - Affordable Social TV Solution!

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:58 PM

We are happy to announce that we have integrated our Soapbox social media product with the VidiGo Graphics software to provide a turnkey solution for Social TV.  

Whats the ROI For Automated Broadcast Graphics?

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:01 PM

Investing in a system for the automated generation of broadcast graphics requires planning and careful consideration of the costs and benefits.