What software do TV news stations use?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I need to do nearly everything they do software wise except a live broadcast including :
    Lay images over videos.
    Give peoples names under them like they do on the news.
    make a neat intro video (this might be separate software)
    Thanks for all the help.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't know if this is what they use but I have this and it actually is kind of cool based on the previews. I have not activated my license and I doubt I ever will.

    BoinxTV.
     
  3. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know what they use, but you can pretty much do all of that with Apple's Final Cut Express ($199). Quite a few TV stations and other media outlets uses Final Cut Studio which is the pro version of FCE for their broadcast and online work. FCE is about 90% of the features of Final Cut Pro (FCP itself is bundled as a part of Final Cut Studio), so it's a pretty good deal for FCE.

    There's a learning curve with even FCE but an official Apple-sanctioned book by the incredibly great Diana Weynand goes a long way in helping you get ahead of the learning curve:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321534670/
     
  4. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    CAn final cut pro put an image over a video? i already have it so great!
     
  5. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure it can though I'm a little rusty with FC stuff. Are you thinking of an image as a background image, foreground image, or sorta translucent? Does this image need to move around?
     
  6. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I would like it to be like on the tv news where they put a picture to the side of them. it would be neat if it would fade in though.
     
  7. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, sure, no problem at all! Easily done in either FCE or FCP.

    The fade-in can be done with a technique called 'keyframing' -- wanted to mention it so you'd know what to look for if you looked up in a book (like Diana Weynand's -- she has a book for FCE and a book for FCP) or through Google searches.

    I would strongly recommend Weynand's book for the Final Cut software you have (FCP, right?) and work through the book because it's extremely well written and will give you the basic skills you need to pull all this stuff together. And also, there are a few great websites + Google search results full of tips/howtos/tutorials.
     
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    TV stations use a wide range of software. For your needs, you could use Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, or any number of other programs. You already mentioned you have one of these, so I'd use that. BTW, Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator are both great at creating the graphics you want to overlay the video.
     
  9. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    Most TV stations use dedicated hardware and software to place graphic elements like lower thirds, over-the-shoulder graphics, etc. over live television images. Chyron is on of the most popular solutions.

    BUT, for your needs, I'd say Final Cut with Live Type should be OK.
     
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    wow, necrobump.
     

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