Versatile and flexible
LineupNX 2.5 raises the bar for affordable Newsroom
Computer Systems (NRCS). On the daily news, LineupNX 2.5
lets you work the way you want to work. Other suppliers
offer "simple" rundown solutions that are really just
spreadsheets with some timing arithmetic added. They can do
only a fraction of what LineupNX can do for you in your
The full flowIn a TV larger newsroom -- where an Assignment Editor starts with a future file or other repository of potential stories (a rundown that all reporters can help build in advance), develops a first outlook, attends story meetings with journalists, adds material to the outlook and then hands off to a Lineup Editor who revises the outlook and uses it to build the show rundown -- you can use our full work-flow.
Reporters write their stories and link them to the rundown. The Desk writes copy stories. Anchors use the teleprompter rehearsal mode to time their copy. Production Assistants work on timing video segments, linking video and audio to the rundown, recording timing cues and generating text for the Character Generator.
At some point rundown page numbers are locked and the rundown is released to the control room where material can be added if needed. Eventually a full show rundown is ready to go to air and then the teleprompter and control room timers come into their own.
One "Editor" in control or several
Many newsrooms, in order to maintain a clear line of editorial
control, put permission limits on who can actually add items
to a rundown or set the running order. If that is the way your
newsroom works, you will find that LineupNX accommodates you
well. Our single editor mode limits adding, deleting and
re-ordering to the designated Editor (with possible override
from the Executive Producer).
On the other hand you may want to build rundowns collaboratively with several Producers contributing. We have a provision for that in the rundown system too. The choice is yours.
Please note that we use the term "editor" in the British newsroom tradition. You may have a very different title for the person who performs what we are calling the "editor" function.
The small news roomIn a smaller production environment, one person may play several roles -- Producer, Writer, maybe even Switcher (vision mixer) in the control room. The production may only be 15 minutes a day and the full work-flow may not be needed. Not a problem. LineupNX gives you the control you need.
The way you workDon't use a Future File? No need for multiple outlooks? Prefer to create a rundown from scratch each day? Want the sports department to lineup their own segments? No problem. LineupNX lets you work the way you want to work.
Ways to use the program
Daily newsIf you are producing a daily show, LineupNX is a great tool. Create a master template for the show format or if each day of the week is different (for example and arts and entertainment pack may run only on Fridays, the consumer advocate may be on Tuesdays and so on), create a template for each day of the week.
Different departments contribute to a master show rundown
Using the LineupNX single editor model there can be only one Editor for each open rundown. The Editor has control of the running order of items, and the insertion of items into the show. But each department can have responsibility for a small rundown for exclusive material. When the rundown is ready, the Editor for the main show rundown merely imports the department rundown.
Using the multiple Editor mode, all producers can add their material directly to the show rundown.
Many programs are produced in "live-to-tape" mode meaning
the show is prerecorded but with no stops as if it were
live. The only difference is that the precise time recording
will start may not be known in advance. With "live-to-tape"
mode enabled, the LineupNX control room timers automatically
use the actual time you start recording to set the show