Viz Pilot Edge User Guide

Version 1.0.3 | Published December 06, 2017 ©


This is the user guide for Viz Pilot Edge. Used as a newsroom component, Viz Pilot Edge is part of a bigger environment where the aim is to create, manage and deliver content to live and taped broadcast productions. Viz Pilot Edge's role in this environment is to fill templates with content and store them as elements. The elements are then put into the rundown located in the newsroom system, where it can be monitored and played out using Viz Pilot Director or other third party control applications.

Viz Pilot Edge can also be used as a Graphics plugin in NLE workflows.


Main features of Viz Pilot Edge:

  • Search for templates, elements and media assets

  • Fill templates using an auto generated fill in form

  • Preview graphics

  • Open and edit videos in Timeline Editor

  • Add, move or remove graphics in the video timeline. Preview videos with graphics

  • Save elements to the database

Document Structure

This User's Guide is divided into the following chapters:

Related Documents

Viz Pilot User's Guide provides complete documentation of the Viz Pilot system which provides an environment to create, manage and deliver content to live and taped broadcast productions.

The Template Builder is a tool for customizing fill in forms which can be used by Pilot Edge.

For more information about all of the Vizrt products, visit:

Customer Feedback and Suggestions

We encourage suggestions and feedback about our products and documentation.

To give feedback and, or suggestions, please identify your local Vizrt customer support team at

  1. Click on Contact (top of page).

  2. The Vizrt office which is nearest to your location will be shown, or select from the list of Vizrt offices.

  3. Click on the Contact button for the office you want.

  4. Complete the required details in the window that open

  5. A Vizrt representative will contact you as soon as possible.


    If this message is for Customer Support, and there is a Support Contract in place, then click on the ‘For support requests, please visit our support portal’ link in the message window.

Customer Support Requests

Support Requests are supported by Vizrt if customers have a valid Service Agreement in operation. Customers who do not have a Service Agreement and would like to set up a Service Agreement should contact their regional sales representative (see Customer Feedback and Suggestions).

When submitting a Support Request, relevant and correct information should be given to Vizrt Support, to make sure that Vizrt Support can give the quickest and best solution to your Support Request.

This section contains the following topics:

  • Before Submitting a Support Request

  • Submitting a Support Request

Before Submitting a Support Request

Before a Support Request is submitted make sure that you:


  • The relevant User Guide or Guides

  • The release notes

and Check:

  • That the system is configured correctly

  • That you have the specified hardware, tested and recommended versions
    Always refer to your Vizrt Service Level Agreement document.

Submitting a Support Request

When completing a Support Request, add as much information as possible.

Content of a Support Request

The report should contain information about these topics:

  • Problem description: Include a good description of what the problem is and how to reproduce it. Specify your workflow. Remember to use simple English.

  • Screen shots and illustrations: Use these to simplify the message. These are extremely useful for Vizrt Support.

  • Software configuration: Add exact versions of software used. This is extremely important information. The version information is available in the log.

  • System log files: Send the system log file. You can save your log file in the link to Logs pane.

  • System locale: Specify the Region and Language settings of the system.

  • Hardware configuration: Add exact versions of hardware used, especially for Viz Engine.

  • System setup: Describe differences in the installation, if any, from the recommended setup.

  • System Network: Add a description of how the network, bandwidth, routers, and switches are configured.
    Always refer to your Vizrt Service Level Agreement document.

To submit a Support Request:

  1. On the page, click on Support.

  2. Click on Report a case.

  3. Click on LOG IN to login to the Customer and Partner portal.

  4. At the top of the Case Management page, click on Report a Case.

  5. In the online form complete the required minimum information (shown by a red asterisk) and click SAVE.

  6. In the saved Support Case that opens, complete the various text boxes and upload any required documents, files, etc. (see Content of a Support Request).
    To track the status of open support tickets, login to the Customer and Partner portal. Add information or communicate about the cases directly with the support team.