LineupNX 2.5

Newsroom Computer System

Features listed by module

Rundown editor
v1.7
v2.0
v2.5
More than 35 program blocks, 99 items per block
Y
Y
Y
Number of meta data tags for each item in a rundown
19
38
38
Select from single editor of multiple editor models for rundown creation, adding and deleting items and setting running order
N
N
Y
Intro preview screen shows voice-over copy in different color
Y
Y
Y
Group rundown items so moving one item in the rundown moves them all whether by renumber or by drag and drop
N
N
Y
Save rundowns in plain text format with option to include description of each item
Y
Y
Y
Email rundowns directly from mailing list maintained in LineupNX
Y
Y
Y
Automatically create and upload web page of rundown
N
N
Y
Color coding on rundown to indicate links to video, graphics and audio
N
Y
Y
Five status light indicators for item readiness
Y
Y
Y
Move items from one edition or show to another. Existing scripts and notes move to the new rundown Y
Y
Y
Attach a complete spreadsheet to every rundown item
N
Y
Y
Link a digital video file to each item in a rundown
N
Y
Y
Link a graphic or still store file to each item in a rundown
N
Y
Y
Link an audio file to each item in a rundown
N
Y
Y
Keep 3 show-based timing cues with a rundown or template
N
Y
Y
Swap program blocks if needed to accommodate late-breaking stories Y
Y
Y
Archive system to put all material related to a show into a single compressed zip file
Y
Y
Y
Set date for archive folder
N
N
Y
Auto item numbering
Y
Y
Y
Drag items in rundown to change running order
N
Y
Y
Print teleprompter script in order with pages and sub-pages from rundown
Y
Y
Y
Release rundown to control room with auto option
Y
Y
Y
Lock page numbers for split
Y
Y
Y
Playback digital video preview directly from rundown screen
N
Y
Y
Preview graphics from item record
N
Y
Y
Preview digital video from item record
N
Y
Y
Preview digital audio from item record
N
Y
Y
Edit key item data in place without opening the data record
Y (some cols) Y (some cols)
Y (all cols)
Color coding of rundown to indicate page number lock
Y
Y
Y
Add item to specific place in the rundown even after page numbers are locked
Y
Y
Y
Multiple access levels customize the rundown for different job functions on the production team
Y
Y
Y
Change running time and/or on air time of show and have all front and back times recalculated automatically
Y
Y
Y
Keep track of series and episode numbers for produced series
N
Y
Y
Export rundown to comma delimited CSV format
N
N
Y
Copy entire rundown to Windows Clipboard
N
N
Y
Create and store templates for fixed show formats
Y
Y
Y
Drag and drop rundowns onto rundown screen
N
Y
Y
Open a rundown by double clicking
N
Y
Y
Link item elements to rundown from remote locations
Y
Y
Y
Link item elements to rundown by drag and drop
N
Y
Y
Customize main item data headings
Y
Y
Y
Select tape hit-times over page back-times
N
Y
Y
Push message communication system to keep all networked computers up to date
N
Y
Y
Pull communications system to update computers on the network
Y
Y
Y
Parent and child rundowns for prerecorded program segments
Y
Y
Y
Import one rundown into another
N
Y
Y
Mark items in one rundown for automatic retrieval into another one
Y
Y
Y
Single click moves an item from selected rundowns to main show rundown
N
N
Y
Swap show blocks with a few keystrokes
Y
Y
Y
Estimated read time tool to time all copy in the rundown with a single key stroke
Y
Y
Y
Automatic separation of copy to camera from live voice-over copy in timing
Y
Y
Y
Keep a file of item notes with every lineup item
Y
Y
Y
Keep a spreadsheet with every lineup item
Y
Y
Y
Read time lock function to override ERT when talent times copy by hand
N
Y
Y
Back- Front- and Hit-times updated with every rundown change
Y
Y
Y
Continuous display of light/heavy status of rundown as it is developed
Y
Y
Y
Rundowns automatically update at each workstation to indicate when an item is actually airing
N
Y
Y
Automatic backup and recovery of last good rundown in event of problem
N
Y
Y
Export a text file with a list of events and keys in the rundown
N
Y
Y
Create an RSS feed from the rundown at any time
N
Y
Y
Make an m3u playlist of all video links in the rundown
N
Y
Y
Export entire rundown to an Excel file (requires an Excel installation)
N
Y
Y
Dynamic and automatic web-page creation and upload of rundown to selected site
N
N
Y
Automatically detects installations of MS Word, WordPerfect, Open Office / Libre Office Writer and gives option to designate one as the standard script editor and associated spreadsheet
Y
Y
Y
Works with both MS Word DOCX  and DOC format files
N
Y
Y
Converts MS Word package scripts to text for prompter output
N
N
Y
Print draft copy of all intro material by rundown, block or page range
Y
Y
Y
Print all copy including in order with proper sub-page numbering by page range, block or entire show
Y
Y
Y
Drop and recover items via dynamic, dropped item clipboards, one for each folder you use.
Y
Y
Y
Anchors can hand-time copy and lock time in rundown using local teleprompter function
N
Y
Y
Intro editor       v1.7
v2.0
v2.5
Convert case of all text lower to upper or vice versa
Y
Y
Y
Display ERT as intro is written
N
Y
Y
Spell check (need MS Word)
Y
Y
Y
Undo last action
N
Y
Y
Select typeface and font size
Y
Y
Y
Two columns, one for copy, one for directions
Y
Y
Y
Print draft from editor window
Y
Y
Y
Print final copy from editor window
Y
Y
Y
Help from menu
N
Y
Y
Automatically save on exit
Y
Y
Y
Insert ERT into rundown "Int" column
Y
Y
Y
Codes for voice-over display
Y
Y
Y
Support non-Latin alphabets (e.g. Arabic, Dari, Hebrew)
N
Y
Y
Copy and paste between columns
Y
Y
Y
Paste text from RSS newsreader into prompter copy
Y
Y
Y
Save copy in Rich Text Format -- .rtf (as well as LineupNX .pnx) for use with 3rd party teleprompters
N
Y
Y
Teleprompter  
v1.7
v2.0
v2.5
Supports resolutions up to 1280x1024
N
Y
Y
Special low resolution mode for older, slower computers
Y
Y
Y
Play out single intro, block of intros, entire show or from a specific page
Y
Y
Y
Change running order in just a few seconds
Y
Y
Y
Automatically cue to next story
N
Y
Y
Skip story with a single keystroke
N
Y
Y
Rewind to start of item sequence with a single keystroke
N
Y
Y
Supports third party controllers such as Shuttle Pro or Griffin Jog Dial
Y
Y
Y
Use mouse buttons and wheel to control prompter
N
Y
Y
Non-spoken text / directions displayed in a different color
Y
Y
Y
Designate text color for a second presenter
N
Y
Y
Designate text color for voice-over copy
N
Y
Y
Choose light text on black background or black text on light background (with compensation for NTSC black/white levels)
Y
Y
Y
Mirror image option for non-reversing prompters
Y
Y
Y
Select type face and font size to suit your needs
Y
Y
Y
Supports languages such as Tamil with "tscii" encoding
Y
Y
Y
Supports dual monitors with automatic configuration
N
Y
Y
Include text of SOT package scripts (written in MS Word only) in prompter roll
N
Y
Y
Print back- or hit- time on printed teleprompter copy
N
Y
Y
Control room timing  
v1.7
v2.0
v2.5
Time copy separately from tape or digital video
N
Y
Y
Display window for copy, showing voice-over in different color
Y
Y
Y
One button reload for rundown update
Y
Y
Y
One button reset for item
Y
Y
Y
Display warning for end of item
Y
Y
Y
Display warning for item based cues
Y
Y
Y
Display warning for program-based cues
N
Y
Y
Live-to-tape setting for prerecording
Y
Y
Y
Jump to any story in the rundown
Y
Y
Y
Large countdown clocks
Y
Y
Y
Audio warnings as well as visual cues for end of item
Y
Y
Y
Rundown displayed in tabular format with slug and times
N
N
Y
RSS news reader     v1.7
v2.0
v2.5
Monitor an unlimited number of feeds
Y
Y
Y
Add and delete feeds
Y
Y
Y
Edit existing feeds
N
Y
Y
Set access restrictions on who can edit or create feeds
N
Y
Y
Copy and paste from feed into intros or notes
Y
Y
Y