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What is a chyron?
A chyron is a text-based graphic that overlays video content, such as television shows and movies.
Chyron is the general name for any graphic that is superimposed over a video or live broadcast. While a chyron is usually placed at the bottom of a frame, it can appear anywhere within the frame.
Closed-captioning is a common use of chyrons and generally appears at the bottom of the video frame. Chyrons placed here might also include important information for the video, such as the time and location of the scene. Newscasts often use chyrons for news headlines, sports scores, stock market information, weather reports, and other related information.
Example: For the weather report frame, Nick created a custom chyron that can support images of rain clouds.
Where does chyron come from?
The first records of the term chyron come from around 1976. It comes from the name of a company, the Chyron Corporation, which pioneered the use of chyrons in television broadcasts.
The chyron is named after the mythological Greek centaur named Chiron, who was a wise centaur. The company wanted to connect the idea of wisdom with technology. It was so successful that it changed the company name from Systems Resource Corporation to Chyron Corporation.
While the Chyron Corporation created the chyron, the name chyron has now become the general name for graphics superimposed on video.
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How is chyron used in real life?
While the Chyron Corporation is still active in television graphics and development, the term chyron is most often used generally to refer to the graphic overlay.
I watched a movie that had a chyron “1990” and the cars looked old and the clothes looked weird and I was like “c’mon it’s just 1990” but then I realized that’s 30 years ago and it would be like if I’d watched a movie in 1990 that was set in 1960 and I’m gonna throw up now.
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) January 31, 2021
The “Not Gerard Butler” chyron still has me dying. DYING
— Katie Morton (@hellokatiemo) September 4, 2019
No more starting a movie with some weird scene and then cutting to something else and chyron'ing "one year earlier"
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) July 24, 2016
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Be sure to proof the chyron before it goes on the air so we avoid embarrassing mistakes.
How to use chyron in a sentence
Fox News claimed to consider this costuming a liberal attack on the president and in outrage suffered an inflamed chyron.Shakespeare still matters. A new book reminds us why.|Michael Sims|September 9, 2021|Washington Post
It is the pin of an elder statesman, of a pundit worthy of her Fox News chyron.