TV Automation Software

TV Automation Software

TV automation software

What is TV Automation Software?

Just like you need a radio playout software in a radio studio, you need a TV or video playout software to manage the content of your TV studio.

This type of software is able to manage the scheduling and the video stream of a television station.

How does TV automation software work and what are the most popular TV automation software?

This type of software consists of applications that can automate the workflow of a television channel.
This includes: video playout, archiving and editing, graphics, advertising, registry printing, video recording, camera management and messaging.

The main software, which no television studio can do without, is the Playout. It can manage the whole schedule, which is automatically generated based on settings and filters. Alternatively, it can be used manually to create multimedia content.
It can also manage and schedule commercials and ads, depending on the station’s needs.
Furthermore, it creates official reports on what is broadcast, thus taking care of the documentation that is to be submitted to the regulatory agents.

There are also other types of software, such as the Video Logger. These can record continuously - 24/7 - any chosen signal, and make life much easier for those who operate in countries which require you to store all your content for a period of 90 days.

When interfaced with acquisition and playback cards, TV automations can receive and send signals from and to the directing/editing room.

Some of the most popular automation software for TV are: OpenBroadcaster Television, XTV Suite, Xautomation, ART TV PRO and FluO TV.

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