Broadcast Pix Debuts 2 ME Live Integrated Production System

At NAB, Broadcast Pix will debut the Slate 5000 switcher series, a 2 ME version of its HD/SD Slate family of production switchers for live integrated production. The Slate 5000 allows a single operator to run all aspects of 2 ME live HDTV production, including complex graphics, animations, clips, and effects, as well as control robotic cameras, audio mixers and video servers.

The Slate 5000 can accommodate up to 32 video inputs, six keyers, six DVEs, animated transitions with audio, as well as a multiview monitor, dual channel clip store for up to 60 hours of QuickTime and MPEG-2 clips, Harris Inscriber CG, and five channels of graphics. The panel has two banks of device controls, each of which can be assigned to a switcher function, clip or graphics store, or to control other devices in the studio. The panel features PixButtons (patent pending) that display the file names of every clip and graphic on the pushbuttons. New Slate 5016 and 5032 models include an integrated 16x16 and 32x32 router respectively, to increase I/O and redundancy.

The Slate 5000 series includes HD/SD, SD-only and analog models, or combinations of them. They can simultaneously process 1080i, 720p, SD-SDI, HD analog component, analog composite, Y/C, component, DVI and VGA inputs, with both synchronous and asynchronous signals, in both NTSC and PAL, and in both 16:9 and 4:3 formats without distorting aspect ratios. Slate HD models can output both 16:9 and 4:3 formats simultaneously.

Broadcast Pix will be at Booth SU10605.