Hive System Overview

An overview of the Hive system

Price per delegate: €1750

Duration: 1 day

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What will you learn

This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of Hive. You will learn about the various elements of the news production system, features and benefits of the Hive system and the new features introduced with Hive.

By the end of this course you will learn what all elements of a Hive system are and how they fit together into a complete end-to-end production system. You will learn the various job roles within each area and how a programme flows from one end to the other within the system to make a complete programme ready for transmission on air, and how material is stored and archived for future use.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at anyone that will be working with Hive within a broadcast company. This includes anyone new to Hive or anyone who has already worked with previous versions of Sonaps. The course is appropriate for production and engineering personnel, and journalists. The course is also useful for news crews, and anyone providing material for Hive.

Course contents

Hive Operational Overview

The course begins with a brief reminder of the various Hive system elements.

This includes:

  • Identifying the various Hive ‘building blocks’.
  • Identifying the Hive graphics user interfaces.
  • How material flows through Hive.
Hive features and benefits

This part of the course explains some of the improvements made with Hive.

This includes:

  • Solid tried-and-trusted workflow.
  • New from-the-ground-up core software elements.
  • Standardised modular design.
  • Standardised interface.
  • Improved flexibility.
  • Enhanced ingest and archive paths.
  • Metadata entry and search improvements.
  • Ceph object storage system.
  • HA platform and framework.
Convergent Nodes

This part of the course explains a major part of Hive, the Convergent Node.

This includes:

  • Standardised modular concepts.
  • Working with nodes.
  • Node quantities and system capabilities.
  • Server and bandwidth design.
  • Node elements, function and purpose.
Hive interfaces

This part of the course summarises the various interfaces within Hive.

This includes:

  • The Unified Content Management concept.
  • Accessing the unified desktop.
  • Interface elements and functionality.
Hive Common Gateway operation

This part of the course briefly summarises the differences in the features set and user interface for the Common Gateway.

This includes:

  • User interface changes.
  • Import and export format capabilities.
  • Using Hot Folders for import and export.
  • XML exchange.
Ingest improvements & changes

This part of the course looks at the changes and improvements in ingest operations with Hive.

This includes:

  • User interface changes and improvements.
  • Batch digitising with Hive.
  • Linkage and preview with Hive.
  • One step/clip import operation.
  • Hardware support.
  • Plan Lists in Hive.
  • Ingesting from mobile devices.
  • Security planning from mobile devices.
Cloud operation with Hive

This part of the course examines cloud connectivity and operation with Hive.

This includes:

  • Connecting to a cloud service.
  • Importing material from the cloud.
  • Operating a multi-site Hive with the cloud.
  • Bandwidth considerations with cloud operations.
  • Editing in the cloud.
Hive Editor

This part of the course looks at the new non-linear editor for Hive.

This includes:

  • Interface makeup and details.
  • Basic operation.
  • Connecting to the server and import tasks.
  • Using different formats and frame rates.
  • Operating the timeline and building a story.
  • Performing rapid edits with simple cuts.
  • Adding effects.
  • Exporting the final story.
  • Archiving material and stories.
Playout improvements

This part of the course looks at the changes and improvements in playout with Hive.

This includes:

  • NRCS improvements.
  • Editorial/engineering approval flags.
  • Shortcut key improvements.
  • Individual playout channel & preview channel.
  • Break and return events with duration.
  • On-air control improvements.
Archive changes and improvements

This part of the course summarises the changes in archive operations with Hive.

This includes:

  • Setting up the archive.
  • Using ODA as a nearline or deep archive.
  • Using an HSM.
Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.