—Broadcast Pix has released the second generation of its iPixPanel app for
Apple iPad, which can control any Broadcast Pix integrated production system to
provide an intuitive wireless control surface.
V2 adds a
three-axis virtual joystick, rotary knobs, additional mnemonics, and enhanced
connectivity. It is available now from the Apple Store as a free upgrade for V1
customers or $9.99 for new users.
the iPad app with a touch screen, you have what I would describe as next
generation workflow,” said Broadcast Pix CEO Steve Ellis. “Version 2 takes the
art of live studio production one step further.”
controls all aspects of a Broadcast Pix system. It switches cameras and adds
key layers, while its patented device control bank can control the system’s
clip server, CG and more. It also features patented PixButtons that dynamically
change to show the device and file name on the button for selection during live
productions. PixButton mnemonics have also been enhanced to show the exact
names of Fluent Macros effects on the buttons.
control has been enhanced as well, with a virtual joystick that can position
and zoom a camera, plus knobs to adjust focus, iris, white balance and other
settings. The joystick and knobs can also customize PiP boxes to position,
size, crop or add borders. The knobs can quickly scrub through a clip in the
system’s clip players or change fade rates for switching video or adding key
V2 also ensures
that the iPad maintains its wireless connection, and it automatically
reconnects if a connection is lost. When the app connects, it automatically
detects the Broadcast Pix system and configures itself.
iPixPanel can be
the sole control surface for a system, or it can be a portable panel. It also
excels in multi-operator productions, providing graphics or clip support during
especially fast paced productions. For multi-screen productions, iPixPanel can
be used to control one screen, while a conventional panel or second iPixPanel
can be used for the other.
Pix Granite, Mica, Slate, or Flint live production system can be controlled
through iPixPanel, which is compatible with all generations of iPads. Broadcast
Pix also offers iPixPad, a free iPhone app, as well as control surface
solutions for Androids and Windows tablets.