The Canadian Army News chooses LineupNX
The Ottawa-based production team
now has a valuable tool to improve their productivity.
The Multimedia team of the Canadian Army has chosen LineupNX 2 over
other newsroom programs as their newsroom computer system in the
production of The Army News.
The Army News
team produces two bilingual newscasts a week. The stories are for and
about soldiers in the Canadian Army and are distributed to Canadian
forces units from Wainwright, Alberta to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
"This was an interesting assignment for us," says David Mowbray of
Baobab Productions. "Because the Army News show is bilingual with a
co-anchor for each language, the producers wanted to color code the
teleprompter copy. We were able to do that and now each
reader/presenter has their own prompter text color."
Before installing LineupNX 2, the production team had been using a word
processor to create rundowns and a separate teleprompter program to
play out copy written with another program. Timing was done with a
calculator or a spreadsheet. With LineupNX the Army News team can do
all those tasks and more in a single, integrated environment with many
of the steps, like the sexagesimal timing arithmetic, being done
automatically. The twelve workstations running LineupNX are always up
to date. Copy edits and rewrites are much easier to manage and all
members of the team can be more directly involved in helping improve
Learn more about LineupNX at www.lineupnx.com/
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