The process of acquiring news content and delivering it to television viewers has remained largely unchanged for decades. There are three major pain points: 1) Little to no metadata is available in the process; 2) Delays in accessing video and delivering to consumers; and 3) Most workflows only provide access to edited content, leaving most raw media unavailable for hours, if ever.
Typically, journalists spend several hours recording video elements for a story. The finished story is edited then transferred over cellular networks for a scheduled newscast. Prior to that transfer process no content is available unless the process is interrupted to transmit urgent video. There has also been a lack of available metadata included to allow content retrieval or repurposing in the future.
This paper outlines the technical parameters to significantly improve news workflows by exposing metadata from the newsroom computer system to cameras in the field as well as automatically sending all content shot in near real time into the production management system. The new workflows will provide news content creators with the ability to acquire and deliver to any platform in real time.