Viz Pilot Edge User Guide

Version 2.4 | Published March 31, 2023 ©

Find Media

Click Find Media to search for and work with available media assets. Enter search terms and filter searches based on publishing time, media status and tags. You can also add graphics, edit the timeline, save media and drag it the newsroom system form the Find Media.

This section covers the following topics:

Finding and Opening Media

  • Open an asset by double-clicking it.

  • Preview by right-clicking an asset and selecting Preview or High Resolution Preview.

  • You can add filters to narrow down your search using the search boxes Show, Media Status and Tags.


The selected media opens in a new window where it can be dragged directly to the newsroom system as-is, using the Drag item to Newsroom button images/download/attachments/92964362/image2017-4-28_12_33_28.png .

Note: Media Status is only available if search providers support filtering. A warning appears if only one provider supports filtering.

Adding Graphics to Videos

Double-clicking a video from the Find Media tab will open it in a new window consisting of three main parts: the Fill In Form on the left, the Preview Window on the right and the Timeline Editor located below the Preview Window in the application. The Timeline Editor offers basic functionality for video editing and managing graphics.

Note: Clicking on the vertical split-bar that separates the two windows will collapse the Fill In Form to make more space for the timeline and Preview Window. Clicking on the sidebar again restores the view.

Adding Graphics to the Timeline

  • Click the Find Graphics tab while keeping the video open.


  • Find the desired graphic and drag-and-drop it into the Timeline Editor. Repeat the same procedure to add more items.

WARNING: If there are no unsaved changes, double-clicking the graphic will replace the video view with the graphic view. A warning dialog will appear if there are unsaved changes.

In the example below, a lower third graphic is added to the Timeline Editor from the Find Graphics tab. Each of the graphics types has its own graphics track. To edit the content of a specific graphic click it and edit the content in the Fill In Form.


Info: Viz Pilot Edge provides basic support for Transition Logic scenes.

Graphics Shortcut Menu

The graphics shortcut menu (accessed by right-clicking a graphic in the timeline) contains the following options:


  • Move to top/bottom of layer: If graphics are overlapping, move one graphic behind or in front of other graphics on the timeline. Graphics moved to the top will not be obstructed by other graphics, while moving to the bottom will place a graphic behind other graphics that could block it entirely or partially.

  • Snap to end of main track: Move the graphic to the end of the main track without changing its duration.

  • Resize to end of timeline: Move the graphic’s out point to the end of the timeline. The graphic’s in point remains the same. The feature is disabled if an item already matches the end of the timeline.

  • Load animation: Click to view any graphic animations. A green check mark indicates that the animation is loaded:

  • Remove graphic: Delete a graphic from the timeline.

    Note: Pressing the DELETE key after selecting a graphic also removes it from the timeline.

Editing and Previewing on the Timeline

Located below the Preview Window, the Timeline Editor lets you make basic edits and provides an overview of graphics added to a video.

Tip: Hover your cursor over the Timeline Editor buttons to display shortcuts.

The main timeline editor feature are listed below:

  1. Adjust in and out point positions in the timeline.

  2. Play/move frames.

  3. Loop video, mute and information about keyboard shortcuts.

  4. Graphic track: Move graphics to the desired position and adjust the timing of the graphic. Click the graphics track to add/edit content in the Fill In Form.

  5. Area containing graphic tracks. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Right-click for shortcut menu.

  6. Playhead: Drag to scrub the clip.

  7. List of the names of the different graphic tracks.


The Timeline Editor supports several layers of graphics. This allows graphics to overlap and be played out correctly, as long as they are in separate layers or the correct layer. The Timeline Editor will indicate a conflict by displaying a warning icon and a message in the graphic track.

In the example below, two lower third graphics are overlapping:


Timeline Shortcut Menu

The timeline shortcut menu (accessed by right-clicking an empty area in the timeline) contains the following options:

  • Clear timeline: Removes all overlay graphics from the timeline.

  • Always show labels: The titles of the overlay graphics will always be displayed when enabled. Hover your cursor over the graphics element to display the title when disabled.

For more shortcuts, please check the Keyboard Shortcuts page.

Saving and Dragging Items to the Newsroom

After opening a video, it can be dragged into the newsroom as-is using the Drag item to Newsroom button images/download/attachments/92964362/image2017-4-28_12_33_28.png .

If one or several templates have been added to the video, the element must be saved images/download/attachments/92964362/image2017-4-28_10_59_52.png before it can be dragged to the newsroom. This saves the video together with the graphics. If the graphics element is a previously saved element, any changes made to it are saved.

Note: The save as functionality, images/download/attachments/92964362/image2017-4-28_12_32_5.png , is not available for videos with graphics since Viz One does not support saving multiple timelines for the same video.