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Studio Television Production and Directing, 2nd Edition by Andrew Utterback

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5

NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEMS, PROMPTER, GRAPHICS, PLAYBACK

INTRODUCTION

This chapter describes crew positions that are usually located in the control room. The jobs are structured by the particular hardware and software installation – the equipment package – to be found in a given television station. For example, the procedures associated with the Graphics position will vary a great deal, depending on the hardware/software package used to create, store, manage, and recall the graphics in a particular installation. Nonetheless, certain common tasks and procedures are associated with these jobs.

This chapter also describes two fairly common and complex special effects – digital video effects (DVE) and keying. Again, depending on how the control ...

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