Hive for Journalists

Learn Hive from a journalist's point of view

Price per delegate: €4750

Duration: 2 days

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What will you learn

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Hive from a journalist’s point of view. As a journalist you will learn about the various elements of a news production system, the features and benefits of the Hive system and the new features introduced with Hive.

By the end of this course you will learn all the journalistic aspects of a Hive system and how they fit together. You will also understand the various interfaces across the system, what each interface element does, how to log in to the system and perform general journalist tasks.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at any journalist that will be working with Hive within a broadcast company. This includes any journalist new to Hive or any journalist who has already worked with previous versions of Sonaps. 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.
The Unified Content Management concept

This part of the course explains the basic interface design introduced with Hive, the Unified Content Management interface.

This includes:

  • The Unified Content Management concept.
  • Accessing the unified desktop.
  • Interface elements and functionality.
  • User login privileges and restrictions.
  • Departmental divisions and differences.
Hive interfaces

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

This includes:

  • Starting up and logging into Hive.
  • Desktop operations with Hive.
  • Setting up the interface and personal settings.
  • Saving your personal settings.
  • Connecting to the Common Gateway.
  • Common Gateway operations with Hot Folders.
  • Ingest operations with Hive.
  • 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 operations with Hive.
  • Importing from and saving to the cloud.
  • NRCS improvements.
  • Editorial/engineering approval flags.
  • Shortcut key improvements.
  • Individual playout channel & preview channel.
  • Break and return events with duration.
  • On-air control improvements.
  • Setting up the archive.
  • Using ODA as a nearline or deep archive.
  • Using an HSM.
Basic Hive editor operation

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

This includes:

  • Interface makeup and details.
  • Detailed operation of each interface element.
  • Connecting to the server and import tasks.
  • Format and frame rate options.
  • Setting up a project and working bins.
  • Operating the timeline and building a story.
  • Performing rapid edits with simple cuts.
  • Using the effects tools and adding effects.
  • Export options for the final story.
  • Archiving material and stories.
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.