Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/20/2009 3:25 PM
Broadcast Pix released a new 3G Switcher Frame as an upgrade for its Slate G series of live video production systems. The frame is native 3Gb/s 1080p/60 and provides simultaneous multidefinition SDI I/O for 1080p, 1080i, 720p and standard definition, as well as DVI.
The 3G Switcher Frame features simultaneous input of 1080i, 1080p, 720p, SD-SDI and DVI, and simultaneous output of all. The 3G upgrade helps futureproof Broadcast Pix systems with the emerging 1080p standard already found in TV sets, routers, monitors, computers, projectors, and many emerging cameras.
Broadcast Pix native 3G provides support for 3Gb/s on a single SDI cable and processing of complete 1080p/60 progressive streams inside 1 M/E. The 3G Switcher Frame is a separate box, which simplifies wiring, increases the amount of I/O and further enhances robustness. It communicates with the Broadcast Pix workstation over a single PCI Express bus cable, which carries