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PostDeko for Editors Overview

Integrate on-air graphics into key workflows

Integrate stunning on-air graphics, using templates or from scratch, into your production workflows with Avid PostDeko for Editors software graphics design and integration plug-in for Avid NewsCutter, Avid Media Composer, and Avid Symphony. Flexible enough for broadcast and news or post production, PostDeko for Editors includes integration with NRCS systems via DekoSelect, as well as iNEWS Command rundown control.

In a fast-changing news environment, PostDeko for Editors allows graphics to remain uncommitted to the edited sequence. You can also choose to commit the templated or scratch-built graphics to the edited sequence and render them as part of the timeline. Graphics triggers are kept in sync with the NRCS story and iNEWS Command playlist, and played out from an on-air Avid Deko system.

Key Benefits

Complete offline production
Eliminating the bottleneck to the online Deko system and ensuring optimum creativity and efficiency, PostDeko for Editors graphics provides the full Deko motion graphic creation environment within your Avid editing system, including 2D and 3D charts and graphs, effects and even integrated video clips that can be created offline. Deko on-air graphics are integrated as a plug-in to Avid editing systems for greater consistency between on-air and pre/post production.

Multiple workflow options
To produce high-quality graphics for multiple applications, select from three modes of operation for ultimate workflow flexibility: Integrated News Graphics mode, Graphics Creation mode, or Graphics Template Fulfillment mode.  Each mode is customized to provide the most efficient workflow.

Brand assurance
Avoid errors and broadcast a consistent visual look with Deko tools incorporated into PostDeko for Editors, allowing visual image and style to be defined once and then used throughout the production and delivery process. One set of graphics can be created for both on-air playback and edit suite pre/post production.

Maximum flexibility for live production
Sequence playback graphics remotely within a news environment using iNEWS Command. For maximum live program flexibility, graphic references can remain uncommitted in the editor’s sequence and be fulfilled at the time of playback, or composited on the output.

Easy operation
Get to air quickly with the familiar Deko graphical user interface, equally powerful for live or automated playout.

Simplified change management
Cut down on communication, re-creation, render, and transfer time by managing changes in the edit suite. Increase graphic production throughput while maintaining flexibility for last-minute changes.

Format flexibility
Make graphics for any video format, including NTSC, PAL, 4x3, and 16x9, as well as HDTV standards.  PostDeko for Editors integrates with Deko on-air graphics systems and provides titling functionality for Avid production servers and editing systems.