01.16.2009 08:25 AM
Broadcast Pix Debuts Slate G Series
Broadcast Pix has introduced the Slate G Series, incorporating 3G and 1080p capabilities into its integrated production systems.
The Slate G Series is currently shipping.

The new version features a new Intel quad workstation that houses the Slate video processing boards and can be upgraded to future 3 Gbps 1080p boards. The quad workstation also boosts the Slate’s built-in clip and graphics stores to HD and upgrades its built-in Inscriber CG to HD. New workflow software streamlines the flow of clips and graphics from edit stations into Slate, even during the middle of live production.

The Slate G Series is currently shipping. Its 3G upgrade is expected later this year, with the upgrade priced at $11,900 for 1 M/E models and $18,900 for 2 M/E models. Both Slate G and its 3G upgrade will be shown at Broadcast Pix booth at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas (booth #SU2617).

“A single operator on a $14,400 Slate G system can create amazing HD television,” said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix in Billerica, Mass. “And soon, with the 3G upgrade, Slate will leapfrog conventional HD equipment in picture quality too. It’s live production with no compromises.”

The HD clip formats now supported include Apple ProRes, MPEG-4 and AVC/H.264. Each of the five new G Series models features a switcher, multiview monitoring, clip store, graphics store, CG and aspect and format conversion, and are available with HD, SD, analog or hybrid I/O. Current Slate customers can now download the new workflow software, and for $4,700, can swap their workstation for the new G Series quad workstation for HD clips and graphic support, as well as future 3G upgradeability.

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