NewTek’s Live Story Creator scriptwriter uses Google Docs or Word as a front-end

Live Story Creator can trigger graphics and macros

At NAB 2019, one of several interesting new announcements from NewTek (now part of Vizrt) was Live Story Creator. Live Story creator uses either Microsoft Word or Google Docs (even on a Chromebook) as a front-end UI (user interface) to write scripts. Particular styles can trigger lower thirds, and key words in comments can trigger macros in a TriCaster or other NewTek video mixer (“switcher”) with graphics generator. At the end, the file must be exported as a .docx file.

Live Story Creator will soon become part of NewTek’s Premium Access subscription (currently US$99 per month). NewTek’s Brian Olson (VP of Product Management) confirmed that the trigger words will initially be in English only, but other languages for them may arrive later.

Image courtesy of NewTek.

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…