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Broadcast Pix ships 200th HD system to WRAL

Broadcast Pix has shipped its 200th Slate HD unit and 1000th overall Broadcast Pix SD or HD system to WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate that broadcasts to the Raleigh-Durham, NC, market. The digital TV broadcaster has purchased two Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 HD live production systems for WRAL NewsChannel, a 24-hour channel offering WRAL news, sports and weather. The systems will be installed in new chroma-key studios built specifically for preproduction of WRAL NewsChannel HD programming and will go live in December.

The new Slate 5000 HD systems will also be used for preproduction of WRAL News Over Wireless programming. The new chroma-key studios will drive WRAL’s focus to produce more local programming without impeding on the production workflow in the main control room. The compact, single-operator platform of the Slate 5000 HD allowed the broadcaster to build out “mini studios” for talking head interviews, Web programming, News Over Wireless updates and special green-screen projects. The Slate 5000 HD is the centerpiece of the new studios.

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