At this week’s IBC show, Broadcast Pix will showcase its new 3G Switcher Frame, a 3Gb/s 1080p upgrade for its Slate live video production systems. The new upgrade provides simultaneous multidefinition SDI I/O for 1080p, 1080i, 720p and SD. It also creates a 3G 1080p integrated production system, including switcher, multiview, 100-hour clip store, graphics stores, Inscriber character generator and Fluent workflow software.
The new 3G upgrade is a separate frame, which simplifies wiring, increases the amount of I/O and further enhances robustness. The frame accepts up to 20 SDI inputs, as well as another 16 video and key inputs of clips and graphics, which are carried from the Broadcast Pix workstation to the frame over a single PCI Express bus cable.
The included Fluent workflow software exploits the Slate system’s unique video and file integration to improve functionality and performance. Slate systems can take file inputs as well from its integrated clip and graphic stores. With new Fluent Watch-Folders, content can be sent over a TCP/IP network from edit stations and graphic systems to these stores for immediate access, even during the middle of a production. New Fluent Macros can recall specific clip, animation and graphic files, as well as camera positions and switcher moves, which enables the creation and instant playout of complex combinations for highly compelling productions. The new Fluent CG Connect option provides the ability to connect an XML or Microsoft Access database to on-air graphics.