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Video-broadcast system with dve-related alert feature

In one aspect, a method includes: receiving an instruction to apply a particular digital video-effect (DVE) of a particular DVE type to a temporal portion of a video segment based, at least in part, on the temporal portion of the video segment being suitable for having a DVE of the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Use of a program schedule to modify an electronic dictionary of a closed-captioning generator

In one aspect, an example method involves accessing data representing a program schedule of a media program, wherein the program schedule comprises first text. The method also includes selecting second text from among the first text. The method further includes transmitting, via a communication network, an instruction configured to cause... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Systems and methods for generating a video clip and associated closed-captioning data

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for generating a video clip and associated closed-captioning (CC) data. An example method involves accessing a first video clip demarcated into frames; accessing CC data demarcated into CC blocks, identifying a starting frame from among the frames; determining a first set of frames that... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Video-production system with social-media features

In one aspect, a method includes (a) accessing, by a computing system, a social media (SM) platform, (b) selecting a SM content item published on the SM platform, (c) responsive to the selection, accessing a webpage of the SM platform, (d) detecting that the webpage contains a nested link object,... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Video-production system with social-media features

In one aspect, a method of retrieving a social media (SM) content item by a computing system operable to access a plurality of SM platforms. The computing system stores multiple sets of platform-specific rules for retrieving SM content items from multiple SM platforms. Each set corresponds to a respective one... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Method and system for dynamically adjusting a camera setting for a video stream

In one aspect, an example method for dynamically adjusting a camera setting for a video stream includes: (i) receiving, by a computing system, video content captured by a camera operating in accordance with a camera setting; (ii) generating, by the computing system, a video stream representing the video content; and... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Systems and methods for using caller data to set an operational mode of a phone switch

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for using caller data to add a phone number to an outbound-call list. In one aspect, a method involves (i) a device receiving caller data corresponding to a phone call sent by a phone switch to a phone terminal; (ii) retrieving a school record... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Delivery of media content and associated metadata using a bonded cellular system

In one aspect, a bonded cellular system includes a client in communication with a transmitter having a number of cellular modems and a server in communication with a receiver. A file can be transmitted from the client to the server by parsing the file into data packets and dividing transmission... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

News production system with dve template feature

In one aspect, an example method involves: accessing, by a computing system, data associated with an election; using, by the computing system, the accessed data to make a determination that a status of the election satisfies each condition in a condition set; based, at least in part, on the determination,... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Use of location lulls to facilitate identifying and recording video capture location

A method and system to facilitate identifying and recording capture location of recorded video. A computing system determines multiple locations where a video camera has been substantially stationary over time, such as by tracking location of the video camera itself or by evaluating where supplemental device carried with the video... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

News production system with display controller

An example news production system includes a scheduling system, a composite display with multiple display panels, and a driver and a controller for the composite display. The controller receives data from the scheduling system. The controller then identifies a digital video effect to be run by the driver. The digital... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Using scene-change transitions to output an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system

In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system involves: a computing device receiving a first video-stream that represents first video-content; the computing device generating a first signature based, at least in part, upon an extent of scene-change transitions included... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Using closed-captioning data to output an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system

In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system involves a computing device receiving first closed-captioning data that corresponds to a first video-stream; the computing device receiving second closed-captioning data that corresponds to a second video-stream; the computing device making... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Clip scheduling with conflict alert

An example method involves: accessing a first list including ordered clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn; accessing a second list including ordered player identifiers P1 . . . Px; determining that an identifier Cm of the identifiers C1 . . . Cn is restricted to being assigned an identifier... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

System and scheduling clips

An example method involves: accessing a first list that includes ordered clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn; accessing a second list that includes ordered player identifiers P1 . . . Px; making a determination that a clip identifier Cm is an initial one of the clip identifiers C1 .... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Using aspect-ratio transitions to output an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system

In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system involves: a computing device receiving a first video-stream that represents first video-content; the computing device generating a first signature based, at least in part, upon an extent of aspect-ratio transitions included... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

System and scheduling clips

Disclosed is a system and method for scheduling clips. An example method involves (i) accessing a first list that includes ordered clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn; (ii) accessing a second list that includes a player identifier Pq; (iii) accessing a third list that includes player identifiers P1 .... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Tethered unmanned aerial vehicle system

In one aspect, an example system includes: (i) a base including a bottom surface and a first coupling-point; (ii) a vertically-oriented elongate structure comprising a lower end, an upper end, and an inner channel, wherein the inner channel comprises an upper access-point disposed proximate the upper end, wherein the base... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Tethered unmanned aerial vehicle system

In one aspect, an example system includes: (i) a base including a bottom surface and a first coupling-point; (ii) a vertically-oriented elongate structure comprising a lower end, an upper end, and an inner channel, wherein the inner channel comprises an upper access-point disposed proximate the upper end, wherein the base... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

News production system with integrated display

An example news production system includes a scheduling system, a composite display, and a camera. The scheduling system accesses a news program schedule that specifies a sequence of actions to be performed by the news production system. The scheduling system reads entries from the news program schedule, identifies actions associated... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Using bitrate data to output an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up media-broadcast system

In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up media-broadcast system involves: a computing device determining first bitrate-data associated with a first compressed media-stream; the computing device determining second bitrate-data associated with a second compressed media-stream; the computing device making a determination... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

System and scheduling clips

An example method involves: accessing a first list that includes ordered clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn separated at least into a first block of clip identifiers C1 . . . Cj and a second block of clip identifiers Cj+1 . . . Ck; accessing a second list that... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Use of wireless connection loss to facilitate identifying and recording video capture location

A method and system to facilitate identifying and recording capture location of recorded video. A computing system determines multiple locations where a first wireless communication module and second wireless communication module have lost wireless connectivity with each other, as possible locations where a video camera may be used to capture... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Using mute/non-mute transitions to output an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up audio-broadcast system

In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up audio-broadcast system involves: a computing device receiving a first audio-stream that represents first audio-content; the computing device generating a first signature based, at least in part, upon an extent of mute/non-mute transitions included... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Video-production system with metadata-based dve feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a first computing system, content captured by a second computing system via a camera of the second computing system; (ii) receiving, by the first computing system, metadata of the received content, wherein the metadata was generated by the second computing... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Media-production system with social media content interface feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, data associated with a program schedule for a video program; (ii) based on the accessed data, selecting, by the computing system, a social media (SM) content item; (iii) providing, by the computing system, a user interface that... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Video-production system with dve feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, a first command; (ii) responsive to receiving the first command, executing, by the computing system, a first portion of a digital-video effect (DVE) by sequentially performing a first subset of ordered steps, wherein executing the first portion... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Video-broadcast system with dve-related alert feature

In one aspect, a method includes: receiving an instruction to apply a particular digital video-effect (DVE) of a particular DVE type to a temporal portion of a video segment based, at least in part, on the temporal portion of the video segment being suitable for having a DVE of the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

System and corresponding facilitating application of a digital video-effect to a temporal portion of a video segment

In one aspect, an example method includes: receiving an instruction to apply a first particular DVE to a temporal portion of a video segment; making a determination that no temporal portion of the video segment satisfies each condition in a condition set; and based, at least in part, on the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

System and corresponding facilitating application of a digital video-effect to a temporal portion of a video segment

In one aspect, an example method for use in a video-broadcast system having a DVE system includes: (i) receiving an instruction to apply a particular DVE of a particular overlay-DVE type to a temporal portion of a video segment based, at least in part, on the temporal portion of the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Selecting and providing of supplemental content for video transport stream

A method and system to facilitate localized replacement of one or more commercials or other instances of base content in a video feed with replacement-media delivered in a separate broadcast TV transport stream. A local TV station that broadcasts to an area covering a video program distributor (VPD) includes supplemental... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Using single-channel/multi-channel transitions to output an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up audio-broadcast system

In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up audio-broadcast system involves: a computing device receiving a first audio-stream that represents first audio-content; the computing device generating a first signature based, at least in part, upon an extent of single-channel/multi-channel transitions included... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

Use of program-schedule text and teleprompter output to facilitate selection of a portion of a media-program recording

In one aspect, an example method involves accessing first data representing a program schedule of a media program; making a determination that first text of the program schedule matches second text displayed by a teleprompter, where a portion of the media program was recorded proximate a time when the second... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

News production system with dve template feature

In one aspect, an example method involves: accessing, by a computing system, data associated with an election; using, by the computing system, the accessed data to make a determination that a status of the election satisfies each condition in a condition set; based, at least in part, on the determination,... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

News production system with program schedule modification feature

In one aspect, an example method involves: accessing, by a computing device, a program schedule of a news program; accessing, by the computing device, data associated with an election; using, by the computing device, the accessed data to make a determination that a status of the election satisfies each condition... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

02/02/17 / #20170034556

News production system with dynamic character generator output

In one aspect, an example method involves: using, by a computing device, data associated with multiple elections to generate a set of ordered content items, wherein each content item of the set of ordered content items includes content associated with a respective one of the multiple elections, and wherein the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

02/02/17 / #20170034582

News production system with dynamic character generator output

In one aspect, an example method involves: accessing, by a computing device, data associated with an election; using, by a computing device, the accessed data to determine a status associated with a voting option of the election; using, by the computing device, the determined status as a basis to select... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170017371

Video-production system with social-media features

In one aspect, a method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, a social media (SM) platform, (ii) selecting, by the computing system, a SM content item published on the SM platform, (iii) responsive to selecting the SM content item, receiving, by the computing system, a corresponding link, (iv) using,... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019367

Permission request for social media content in a video production system

In one aspect, a method includes a first computing-system (i) selecting a social media (SM) content item associated with a second computing-system, (ii) based on the selected SM content item, determining a SM-platform user-profile identifier associated with the selected SM content item, (iii) using the identifier to determine that the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019448

Media production system with social media content integration feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, data associated with a program schedule for a video program; (ii) based on the accessed data, selecting, by the computing system, a social media (SM) content item; (iii) generating, by the computing system, video content that includes... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019450

Media production system with social media feature

In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) selecting, by a first computing system, social media (SM) content; (ii) identifying, by the first computing system, a second computing system associated with the selected SM content; and (iii) causing, by the first computing system, the identified second... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019451

Media production system with location-based feature

In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) determining, by a first computing system, a first location; (ii) identifying, by the first computing system, a second computing system, wherein the identifying is based the determined first location and a second location of the second computing system... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019452

Video-production system with social-media features

In one aspect, a method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, a social media (SM) platform, (ii) selecting, by the computing system, a SM content item published on the SM platform, (iii) responsive to selecting the SM content item, the computing system receiving an account identifier and a timestamp... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019687

Video production system with dve feature

In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) receiving, by a first computing system, from a second computing system, video content transmitted from the second computing system; (ii) determining, by the first computing system, a live/non-live characteristic of the transmission; (iii) using, by the first computing... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019694

Video production system with social media content item modification feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) selecting, by a computing system, a social media (SM) content item; (ii) identifying, by the computing system, an element of the selected SM content item based on the element being associated with a particular characteristic; (iii) modifying, by the computing system, the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019696

Media production system with social media link authorization feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, data associated with a program schedule for a media program; (ii) based on the accessed data, selecting, by the computing system, a social media (SM) content item, wherein the SM content item was published by a SM... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019697

Media production system with scheduling feature

In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, social media (SM) content, wherein the SM content includes one or more elements; (ii) storing, by the computing system, each of the one or more elements of the received SM content into a... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019702

Media production system with score-based display feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) selecting, by a computing system, a media content item from a set of multiple media content items; (ii) identifying, by the computing system, a set of operations that a media production system and/or a media broadcast system performed in connection with the... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019713

Video production system with content extraction feature

In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) receiving, by a first computing system, video content, wherein the received video content comprises at least a first element and a second element, wherein the first element is social media (SM) video content published by a SM user,... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019715

Media production system with scheduling feature

In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) accessing, by a first computing system, a program schedule for a media program; (ii) identifying, by the first computing system, a second computing system, wherein the identifying is based on the second computing system being associated with an... Tribune Broadcasting Company Llc








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