05.15.2009 02:47 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Broadcast Pix goes portable with Magic Wave Magma at NAB2009

The functionality of Broadcast Pix is going portable. Magic Wave Productions, a systems integrator and event video production company based in Pleasanton, CA, has created the Magic Wave Magma, a portable unit powered by the Broadcast Pix Slate integrated production system.

Magma incorporates Broadcast Pix’s Slate and Fluent workflow software into a portable, ruggedized 45lb package that can be quickly set up on a table or other work surface. The system includes a 17in LCD monitor and detachable keyboard, plus a custom semisoft travel case with wheels for easy transport. Optional accessories include a hard shipping case as well as other Broadcast Pix control interfaces, including the new Slate 100 control panel in addition to larger control panels.

Now the Slate systems can help produce compelling live video cost-effectively in the field. And for facilities that already use Broadcast Pix in their control rooms, Magma lets them learn one system for both studio and remote productions.

The Magic Wave Magma system maintains all the I/O functionality of the Broadcast Pix Slate integrated production system, including the video switcher, multiviewer, Inscriber CG, clip and graphic stores, Fluent workflow software and aspect and format conversion. Magma will also support 3G 1080p Slate system upgrades. Magma HD/SD-SDI, SD, analog and hybrid configurations also are available. Magic Wave Productions will sell Magma through Broadcast Pix Elite dealers in the Americas and selected Broadcast Pix distributors worldwide.

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