A: Inception News is not a piece of software installed on client machines in your newsroom. Instead, users can access the NRCS using any of the popular Web browsers already installed on their computer. It opens up more possibility about the types of devices used to access the NRCS and the locations where you can access Inception from outside the newsroom.
A: Inception offers several workflows to take a story from idea to publication. You can create content inside a rundown, use a wire story as a starting point, or begin with a breaking social media post. Use the workflow that best suits the scenario.
A: Inception offers the ability to create custom views or perspectives. You can add, remove, and move columns to best suit your role in the newsroom. Users can save that perspective to use again. These views are linked to your specific user profile. Super users can also create global perspectives that all users have access to.
A: Yes. Select which format you’d like to create and Inception will automatically copy and paste the text body of the story in a new window. Inception will also strip any production cues or MOS information that may have existed within the script. There is a recase button to easily move from capitalized text to sentence case.
A: Inception News offers a host of default columns, from timing tools to story management. If you need to track other metadata, you can create custom columns. Super users can design these to look and perform anyway you’d like.
A: On most tablets, Inception can be accessed by using the installed Web browser. Inception News offers a paperless workflow for on-air staff specifically on an iPad. Users can launch scripts in a special Tablet View, swiping from one script to the next. You can also allow iPad users to track the timing of their show by simply swiping through scripts.
A: Yes. Inception News was designed to create and publish stories across multiple platforms. Inception News supports publishing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
A: Using playlists, users can easily search Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr for user-generated content. In some cases, you can even geo-target a social media search to a specific location. Users select the content deemed appropriate for air and drag to a playlist for immediate, real time use. It’s also possible to enforce an approval process for this content before it can be used on-air.
A: Yes, Inception offers support for the most popular text wire services. Users can categorize and highlight wires according to urgency. High priority wire alerts will appear in the notification bar. Wire content can also be dragged and dropped to the Assignment Manager.
A: Inception News works on MOS protocol. We currently support several devices and are open to working with any company whose device uses MOS protocol. An updated list of supported devices is available on our website.
A: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram.
A: Inception has a plugin available for WordPress. An SDK will allow sites to use the Inception API to create custom connections to other CMS platforms.
A: It depends on the licensing. The current max cap is 100 publishing channels.
A: There’s no limit to the number of user logins you create. But, Inception is licensed based on concurrent users or how many users are logged into the system at one time.
A: No, users can all be given unique sets of permissions; allowing or disallowing access to social media accounts on a case by case basis.
A: Any post published using Inception will appear as though it was published natively from the social media platforms.
A: Yes. You can even schedule posts on different accounts and use the task manager to see, at a glance, how many stories are publishing to accounts on any given day.
A: Inception supports the ingest of videos from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you are also using XPression for live graphics, Inception can automatically transcode these videos into the XPression codec for immediate use on-air.
A: Yes. Using a feature called the Blacklist. The Blacklist comes with a default list of words and character combinations to filter. Users with the appropriate permission setting can add and subtract from the list and change how it’s enforced.