Video broadcast management system

  • Status Closed
  • Budget N/A
  • Total Bids 7

Project Description

Having trouble finding a simple video magement system that does what we need it to do at our local TV station. We need a system that can schedule so that the station can run replay programming in autopilot while inserting commercials automatically but can also transition over to our live switcher at a scheduled time when we do live shows and manage the commercial breaks there too. We want it to be Ubuntu based or a variant for stability. We want it to be a simple, non complicated set of runtimes for management and stability. The details are below...

General Functionality...

-24 hour playlist with gap visual.

-Selectable dissolve option between all videos, commercials, emergency/resume option and live input with millisecond customization for dissolve/transition time

-Live input / pass through to program out as a scheduler item

-Commercial insertion w/rules for commercial breaks per hour and minutes per break on schedular. Number of impressions limit, vendor start and end dates, time slots for certain vendors such as for a show sponsor and reports.

-Watermark on program out

-Time offset shift for resolving broadcast delay

Hardware API...

-All video in and out locked at 1080i [url removed, login to view]

-"Live Input" on any Blackmagic / Decklink card HD SDI or HDMI card

-"Tally Out" on any Blackmagic / Decklink card HD SDI or HDMI card

-"Program Out" on any Blackmagic / Decklink card HD SDI or HDMI card

Special Features...

-Emergency schedule/autopilot suspend hot button (video and/or commercials continue to play so that time and schedule is maintained but no longer on program out) live input passes through to the output as live.

-Resume normal scheduled operation hot button

-Courtesy video option for emergency interruption / resume (we interrupt this program for...)

Tally Features...

-Red talley outline of the talley output frame indicating that program out is currently outputting the live input, indication that show is on air and live.

-Green talley outline of the talley output frame indicating that system is playing scheduled videos/commercials in autopilot or that there is a commercial break during a live show.

-Customizable countdown on tally output embedded into video (warning) hours, minutes & seconds before a live show starts or minutes & seconds before a commercial break starts or minutes & seconds before the commercial break ends and live show resumes.

-Naming the upcoming show in the scheduler to be viewed next to the countdown clock and embedded into the video on talley out. Also give notice on tally out next to the countdown clock of upcoming commercial break and notice of coming back to the named show next to the countdown clock.


-GUI for system is all web interface on a local IP address.

-OS environment is Ubuntu Linux

-Videos uploaded to a drop box on system via SMB that can be accessed and viewed by the program as a file folder.

-System must be in sync with computer clock which must be in sync with Internet time, atomic clock

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