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Template-based Elections and business graphics

AstonElections is cost-effective and extremely user-friendly, template-based intuitive application intended for graphics coverage for broadcast elections, and the result of more than 20 years of experience that Brainstorm has in delivering election projects to a large number of major broadcasters all over the world. It can be used as a standalone solution or users of the InfinitySet virtual studio application can combine it within a virtual environment.

AstonElections combines the necessary key features to control all aspects involving data management. So, once data is loaded -manually or via a CSV file, Aston Elections automatically reorders data, rearranges the graphics and divides them into pages depending on the number of items to show, always ensuring they are displayed fluidly on screen.

Why AstonElections

AstonElections is a simple, easy-to-use application that provides customization and on-air playout of Elections and business graphics based on pre-defined templates

Allows for hassle-free operation for broadcast and corporate environments.

Combines the advanced graphics and CG features of Aston with the powerful playout features of OnDemand.

Template-based graphics

AstonElections provides customization and on-air playout of Elections and business graphics pre-defined templates, allowing hassle-free operation for broadcast and corporate environments. AstonElections does not require specialized election knowledge. AstonElections’ highly intuitive interface allows for the simple and easy use of complex, high-quality and eye-catching graphics.

AstonElections can sort the data for you, reformat the graphic with the data and divide it into pages depending on the content. In addition, AstonElections allows the entry of data manually. Use the same template with different data as many times as you want by loading an independent CSV file in the rundown mode.

Customizable graphics

AstonElections allows you to choose one of the three available “IN” animations: select your favourite graphic -bars, pies, pictograms, etc.- or combine several of them, position the graphic as you wish, edit colours, sizing and fonts, or even select your preferred background.

Not just for the Elections day

With AstonElections you can choose any of the available templates for elections shows, graphics for promotional and marketing campaigns, polls or any business graphics. Corporations, or service providers can also benefit from the graphics power of AstonElections.

Available Templates

AstonElections comes with 20 customizable templates, allowing to personalize animations, color, position, etc. Of course, it allows for including the Parties’ image, colours and logos, and many other customizable options. On top of that, AstonElections can import 3D maps or objects from packages such as 3DMax or Cinema4D in a variety of formats.

Templates include StormLogic animation, that allows the interaction between them, and some of them can co-exist in the same image (such as ticker, clock or sidebar).


The bars reflect the total of votes, the representative and the percentage of votes.


Reflects the data sample in a circle, adding the details and total of votes on the right side.

Lower Third

Displays a lower third on screen, and can co-exist with tickers and sidebars.

Pie Alliances

Displays the total of seats of any possible alliance between parties to conform a majority in a pie chart.

Ticker 1 line

Displays a one-line ticker.

Custom Bars

On top of Bar’s features, Custom Bars allows to modify the shape of the bar elements using splines.

Bar Alliances

Displays the total of seats of possible alliances between parties to conform a majority in a lower third bar.


Generates a customizable map from a pre-existing 3D design from any 3D software package.

Side Bar

Displays data in the right hand side of the screen.

Ticker header

Displays a one-line ticker with a Headline News and allows for automatic replacement and speed control.

Bars Photo

On top of the Bar’s features, Bars Photo allows to include the candidate’s pictures.

Face to Face

This template shows up automatically the two first candidates in number of votes, placed one next to the other. Some additional options allows for exposing the official data in between both candidates.


Displays a clock on the sidebar, useful for countdowns and live connections.



Establishes comparison between the results of the different parties and the results of each party in different elections, showing as well indications of the increase or decrease of seats over time.

Ticker Data

Displays  a ticker with the results and total number of seats.


Allows to display results in a curve, very useful to show the evolution of different years or events.


A fully customizable template that displays the evolution of votes of different parties in a period of time.


Displays the chamber composition in a half pie chart, with a line showing the majority threshold.

Table Generic

Establishes comparison between the results of the different parties, adding the names and pictures of the candidates.


Some of the templates allow for combining them into the same page.

Templates can also be configured for displaying polls and preliminary data, instead of official data. This allows for showing a range of seats or percentages, which is inherent to the polls’ data due to applying the margin of error.

Poll Bars

Polls Face to Face

Polls Bars Photo

Poll Pie

Go to air in just 3 steps

Aston Elections is pre-loaded with templates for elections shows, graphics for promotional and marketing campaigns, polls or any business graphics. It’s so simple to use that allows to play out graphics to air with just 3 steps:

Configure the data
  • Define the elements, its colours, logos, etc
  • Select the data source (CSV, etc)
Configure the template
  • Select one of the available In/Out animations
  • Place the graphic, adjust size and scaling
  • Change colors
  • Select typeface
  • Select, prepare or import your own background
Play out to air
  • Preview and program pre-visualization
  • Launch graphics one by one or combined
  • StormLogic animation provides advanced animations and transitions between templates, allowing for complex template interaction

AstonElections in action

AstonElections is simple to use, but at the same time its graphics can be as good-looking as required. Templates can be customized to match the broadacasters’ requirements, allowing for a complete and professional coverage of any kind of Elections.

AstonElections concentrates, in a comprehensible application, more than 25 years of experience in producing high-end Elections’ coverage, all over the world.

Easy-to-use system

AstonElections is a cost-effective solution offering savings on hardware, personnel, installation and training. The template defines which elements are editable and to what extent, allowing for simple and hassle-free operation, even while on-air, making the system as smart as the template allows for.


Tier definitions

Middle Tier: Program with Fill and Key output, no input.

SDI Recommendations

Laptop: BlackMagic Ultrastudio SDI (USB3)

Recommended configurations

The following table of recommendations is orientative only and showcases standard certified configurations for Brainstorm products. While customers may attempt to use their own workstations for operating Brainstorm’s software, as we are flexible as far as hardware is concerned, it is advisable that our quality department certifies them first. Failure to follow this procedure may result in the software not working properly. Brainstorm does not take responsibility for system failures caused by the usage of uncertified workstations.

Range Model CPU GPU RAM Other Level
Laptop zBook 17 i7-4910MQ K5100M 8GB A
Media z440 E5-1620v4 P2000 8GB(2×4) A


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