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LNS – Live News & Sport Systems

Newsroom production management and automation systems

• Intuitive, graphical user interface, with video thumbnails • Customizable video edit screen with configurable screen layouts • Wide variety of input sources video and text feeds, agencies, RSS, social media feed, web sites • Intuitive, Outlook style scripting • Easy and advanced search modes • Keyword alerts customised for each user • Seamless MAM integration to browse and use archived video • Built in video player for previewing and trimming videos and voice overs • Proxy file support for network based playback » Customizable news edit screen, configurable screen layouts » Custom workspace for each new item » Organize all production materials for each programme in one space • Proxy based server side editing and rendering


ACQUISITION & NEWS PLANNING Journalists can quickly and easily browse for video and text, with a variety of information sources at their disposal: wire agencies, rss feeds, websites, the station’s existing media archive, or any external video file. The time and number of programmes per day, week and month, and the format or outline structure with placeholders, are imbedded into LNS system. News stories on individual rundowns are assigned to journalists who can see the tasks assigned to them from their own login.

SCRIPT AND VIDEO EDITING Journalists write their story, app and web page template cues, prompter script, camera cues and character generator text using a simple to use, multilingual Windows programme. As the story is changed and updated, all users are updated on developments. The journalist can record voice overs and undertake a simple edit in their workspace, using the inbuilt timeline editor. If extensive video editing, packaging and compositing is required, the timeline can be exported to an NLE, rendered and the file imported back into the LNS workspace. If only cut editing and voiceovers are required, then rendering of the timeline is processed by LNS. After checking, the assigned journalist marks the resulting video as the on-air copy, which notifies it’s completed. It is then marked as being ready for more senior editorial approval and placed in a pool of stories and content, ready to go into the programme running order with a simple drag and drop.

PRE-PRODUCTION RUNDOWN MANAGEMENT Using pre-prepared templates for each deadline or programme category, the completed stories and packaged content is now in a specific rundown, which shows detailed information on the readiness of each of the stories or packaged content, signaling potential issues such as video missing, prompter script not approved, cg not approved, etc. Users who have sufficient rights can then publish the rundown, for air, app and web

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