UNC Goes HD with Broadcast Pix

UNC Chapel Hill has acquired a Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 integrated production system as part of an HD upgrade to its Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) department. The Slate 5000 replaces an older model switcher. Also included in the upgrade were Sony PMW-EX3 cameras, Soundcraft audio console, and Bitcentral Precis news production system.

Bumps, stingers, and other materials are accessed directly through the Slate’s built-in Fluent clip store, and the built-in Inscriber HD CG is part of every broadcast. Clips and graphics can be sent to Slate from other parts of the studio with Fluent Watch-Folders.

The Slate 5000’s multiple outputs are used for the educational setting. Two outputs provide multi-view monitoring to two 52-inch LCD monitors in the control room, while a third feeds a program monitor in the studio. Another is fed to an LCD screen in the newsroom along with live IFB audio feed, so JOMC students can monitor the interaction between the technical director and talent during the production.