Create with Confidence
Because there is no second take in live production
Integrated Live Video Production Systems
Create with Confidence
Because there is no second take in live production
Integrated Studio
Broadcast Pix provides integrated live video production
systems called Video Control Centers™. Each system combines
a switcher, clip server, CG graphics and device control software.
Confidence
There are other ways to assemble a live studio, but only a
Broadcast Pix system has exceptional control of all the
integrated parts to give you the confidence to create great
live video. Patented control panels and unique touch-screens
enable any camera or file to be selected. Combine them in
macros for stunning effects. Experience heads-up feedback
with fully customizable monitoring. Confidence rises still
further with patented technology that maintain lip-sync and
system stability. Great technical support backs you up.
Broadcast Pix
Broadcast Pix has been innovating for over a decade, and
now has installations in over 110 countries. They range
from compact systems controlled by a touch-screen or
voice-automation to large sophisticated 2 M/E multi-output
productions. Customers include leading broadcast, streaming,
corporate, education, religious, government, entertainment
and mobile studios.
Broadcast Pix Video Control Centers
Featuring intuitive touch-screens and
patented control panels.
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Integrated Studio
It looks like a switcher, but every Broadcast Pix systems is an entire live video production system, and includes:
1. Switcher
Multi-definition I/O accepts up to 22 SDI
video inputs in any combination of 1080i,
720p and SD, plus 7 channels of file-based
inputs from internal clips, animations, and
graphics. 6 keyers provide powerful layering. Up to 12 SDI and 2 DVI outputs.
2. Clip Server
Play up to 180 hours
of clips, with audio
in ProRes, h.264 and
DNxHD. Integration
includes auto-start
and auto-next.
Video
3. CG
Broadcast quality
Harris Inscriber CG
(optional Chyron),
creates titles, rolls,
crawls and animations.
4. File-based Workflow
Import clip, animation and graphic files
from your favorite editing and graphic
systems using Fluent Watch-folders,
even during a show. Connect data too
with optional Fluent Rapid CG.
Granite Switcher
Each: 1080i, 720p, SD
Clip Files
H.264, ProRes, DNxHD
Graphic Files
.jpeg, .png, .gif...
Granite Server
Data
xml, RSS, scoreboards...
Control External Devices Too
Camera Control
Be your own camera
operator. Control robotic
cameras from Sony,
Panasonic, Hitachi and
Telemetrics. Select preset
positions, or use manual
control. Optional.
AJA Recorders
Control record and/or
playback of up to 12 Ki
Pros. Records program
and other outputs to a
safe location into a useable format. Standard.
Broadcast Pix Video Control Center
Streamers
Control ViewCast
streamers for powerful
streams that don’t
compromise system
stability. Standard.
Mixers
Have your audio mixer
automatically follow
your video creation.
Control MIDI mixers,
including Yamaha and
Roland. Optional.
Servers
Control external video
servers from Omneon,
Grass Valley K2, Harris and
360 Systems. Optional.
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Create with Confidence - Exceptional Control
The best part about a Broadcast Pix system is the exceptional control that let’s you harness all of the power of its integrated studio.
Patented PixButtons
Switch with Confidence
Confidence starts with the buttons on the panels. They have
built-in displays that tells you exactly what you get when you
press one. We call them PixButtons. They’re patented and
unique to Broadcast Pix.
The top shows an icon with the device name, such as a clip,
graphic or animation. Then it shows the file name, such as the
River clip in the example at the right, which is automatically
taken from the clip file. It changes dynamically during your
production as you load different files. PixButtons tell at a glance
what is loaded on every input, every key layer and every output.
They also help control external devices like cameras, recorders
and streamers, as well as macros and effects.
Device Icon
File-name
Patented Device Controls
Access Anything
Enjoy rapid access to anything thanks to the panel’s patented
device control bank, another Broadcast Pix uniqueness. Just
select the internal or external device you want to control, and
then the PixPad of 12 PixButtons let’s you quickly select the file
you want. Flip through pages of files with the next button. The
Fluent-View monitor follows along and shows you the thumbnail
associated with each PixButton.
The device control bank also includes a 3 axis-joystick, knobs and
motion controls - everything you need to control the internal clip
server, CG, graphics system, key layers, macros and outputs, as
well as all the external devices. It turns the switcher panel into a
complete video control center.
Unique Fluent Macros
Dazzling effects
Create amazing effects with the memory system that combines
switcher moves with specific files, camera moves, and more.
Add magic to your show with the push of one button. Like this
one with 3 PiPs in key layers, over an animated background file,
plus a title file and animated logo file. Macros enable a novice
to look like a pro.
The sophisticated Fluent-Macro editor remembers any sequence
of button pushes, and then you can tweak them, adjust timing,
and more. Only from Broadcast Pix.
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Create with Confidence - Exceptional Control
Touch-Screen Control
For the iPhone Generation
Touch-screen control is perfect for a whole new generation of operators that touch their iPhones, Androids, iPads
and Tablets. Touch-screen monitors are now so affordable
- just add one to a Broadcast Pix system and you can learn
to create great video in minutes. See page 11.
Broadcast Pix touch-screen control let’s you access all
of the power in a Broadcast Pix video control center.
There’s even a touch joystick. And Fluent-View let’s you
customize your touch surface any way you want to.
And operators that prefer panel control will also find that
touch-screens are a great complement to the panel.
Customizable Fluent-View
Optimal Feedback for YOUR needs
Confidence rises when you have the best feedback for
your production. Broadcast Pix Fluent-View is the most
comprehensive heads-up feedback system in the industry,
as described on the next page. It’s also the only multiview that’s CUSTOMIZABLE for all of you inputs, outputs,
key layers and files.
Get rid of unnecessary clutter. Every window on the
Fluent-View can be moved, resized or deleted. Enlarge
your most important monitors, as resolution is oversized.
Customize the colors of the windows and backgrounds.
Customize two monitor or up to four on Granite systems.
Save custom layouts for each recurring show, and they
load automatically when you start that show.
Create with Confidence - No Worries
Lip-Sync Always
Stability
Great Support
Confidence also means not worrying about
lip-sync. Broadcast Pix patented technology
keeps audio delay with genlocked cameras
constant at just 1 frame, even if you convert
formats, add PiP, graphics, clips and effects.
Lip-sync never
drifts out. This
helps in all
applications,
especially live
events.
The cornerstone of confidence is
Stability. We use today’s latest CPUs
for clips, graphics, and networking
but all switching and keying is done
in hardware, just like a conventional
switcher, so it doesn’t stress the CPU.
Plus streaming
and recording is
external. So our
CPU is just loafing
along. Plus we
build in lots of
redundancy.
Confidence means great support
behind you. Our knowledgeable,
helpful support professionals help
on the phone or by email. They
can even log into your system
remotely with you.
Broadcast Pix Video Control Center
“The support from
Broadcast Pix
has been terrific.”
- Woody Weaver, SAS
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Create with Confidence – Exceptional Feedback
Fluent-View
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Fluent-View is the most comprehensive heads-up display
to compliment any switcher or video production system.
It provides great feedback if you are on a panel, or use a
touch-screen or a mouse and create on the Fluent-View.
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1. Video and File Sources See cameras and other
external sources, plus internal clip, animation and
graphic stores.
2. Four Outputs See Program, Preview, PowerAux and
Clean Feed or on Granite 6000 and 5000 the second
M/E. (Slate systems show two outputs).
3. Key Layers See the contents of every key layer.
4. PixPad See clip and graphic file libraries on thumbnails
that correspond to the PixPad on the control panel.
It can also select camera presets, or start a ViewCast
streamer or AJA Ki Pro recorder.
5. Clocks See countdown clocks for each clip and
animation, time-of-day clocks, and an integrated
show countdown timer.
6. CG Integrated Harris TitleMotion GS Character
Generator, or (on Granite and Mica) the optional
Chyron Lyric Pro CG.
7. Fluent Watch-Folders Be alerted to incoming
files from your editing and graphics systems.
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8. Fluent Macros Edit and fire-off dazzling
effects, using unique file-based macro
memories.
9. Replicate Spread across two monitors, and
replicate any window, like program output.
Granite and Slate can spread across up to 4
monitors, with a Quad-monitor option.
10. Multi-Lingual Create in your language.
Select Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese on
the drop down menu and the Fluent-View
changes. Or add your language with the
translation assistant.
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Create with Confidence – Any Number of Operators
One Operator
Be a “one-man-band”. Thanks to exceptional control and feedback, you can
produce a show that makes it look like a team of operators must be doing it.
Empowering a single Broadcast Pix operator also means dramatic savings in
the cost of staffing and space.
Add Operators as You Need
Add operators whenever you want to expand the production team. Add a
graphics operator on the keyboard and mouse. Add someone on an iPad or on
a Soft Panel on a laptop or Android. Add an iPhone operator on a PixPad app.
Add remote panels. They look like an aux panel, but their PixButtons let you
do so much more, like see the name of each input and what file is loaded, and
even fire-off Fluent Macros.
Remote Panel
Unattended Operation
Host
Override
Panel
Voice Automated Productions
The VOX option creates live video without an operator. It’s great for adding
video to a radio internet broadcast, or for producing a meeting.
VOX detects which microphone is active and then triggers the right Fluent
Macro. For example, when someone talks it detects their voice, and the video
goes to their picture, and puts up their title. If they talk too long it might go
out to a different shot or to a wide shot or a 3 box to keep it interesting.
VOX supports up to 8 microphones, and be cascaded to over a hundred.
Broadcast Pix Video Control Center
The best part about VOX is
its sophisticated software
that determines which
macros to run, pacing,
mic priority, and graphics
timing. That makes it look
like someone must be
producing it. A host
override panel lets the
host start it, stop it, run
an opening, or any macro.
And you can still add a
panel to run some shows
with an operator.
Mixer
VOX
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Integrated Studio - Clip Server
Touch them on the panel...
The Broadcast Pix clip server puts many hours of clips at your fingertips. Up to 30 hours on Mica, up to 180 hours on Granite and up to
120 hours on Slate. Granite and Mica systems have 1 clip channel
plus 2 animation channels. Slate systems have 2 channels of clips.
...See them on the Fluent-View
Instant Access
Select a clip store on the control panel and then all of the panel’s
device controls are dedicated to it, including PixPad, knobs and
motion controls. The PixPad shows the first 9 clips, or push next
for the next 9. The clip names are on the buttons, so you know
exactly which clip you are selecting. Look up at the Fluent-View
to see a corresponding PixPad with the thumbnails for each clip,
plus their file names and meta data, like whether the clip is set to
auto-start.
Auto-Start and Playlists
Auto Start...
Auto Advance...
Auto Transition
Use the motion controls to manually start and stop clips, or
take advantage of the clip store’s powerful automated features.
Auto-start on transition to air. Create a playlist by setting clips to
automatically play the next clip or to transition back to the talent.
Set animations to loop for beautiful backgrounds. You can also
scrub clips, set mark-in and out points, add refrain points and even
aspect correction.
Dazzle with Animations
Spice up your production with animations. Great for moving
backgrounds, behind PiP boxes, or for moving titles or powerful
transitions. Create animations on the built-in CG, or on your
favorite animation system, including Apple Motion, Adobe After
Effects, and Digital Juice. Easily create animated transitions by
setting a cut point on the animation.
Popular Formats
Use Fluent Watch-Folders to rapidly add clips and animations to
your system from popular editing systems. Granite and Mica play
1080i, 720p or SD .mov or .mp4 clips in H.264 or ProRes in their
clip store, as well as Avid DNxHD .mov clips in 1080i or 720p. They
also play short QuickTime Animations and Targa sequences in their
animation stores. The Slate clip stores play HD or SD .mov clips
in H.264, ProRes, DV and DVC PRO, and also animate a folder of
Targa sequences. Clips and animations support audio through the
system’s XLR outputs.
ProRes MP4 H.264 DNxHD
QuickTime Animations
Integrated Studio - Multi-Screen
Now you can create three screens at once. “Screens” can be
projectors, internet streams or television channels.
Drive 3 “Screens”
projection/streaming/television
In this example, the program output feeds one projector, a
PowerAux feeds a second projector, and another PowerAux
feeds a stream. PowerAux enables each composition to be
different, and each can have up to 6 key layers on top.
Create all 3 from one panel, or have a separate panel for each,
including physical or soft panels.
From 1, 2 or 3 panels
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Integrated Studio - CG
Every Broadcast Pix system has
a built-in Character Generator
(CG) so you can add networkquality graphics.
Flexible Workflow
• Create graphics before going
to air.
• Change graphics while on air
by just right-clicking on its
thumbnail and editing live.
• Create graphics in Photoshop
and bring into your CG as
background elements.
• Create entire CG graphics on
another computer by ordering
an offline CG license.
• Automate Harris graphics
production by adding the
Fluent Rapid CG 2 option,
(see below).
Harris Inscriber TitleMotion GS
Chyron Lyric Pro 8
The Harris Inscriber GS CG is standard with every
Broadcast Pix system. It’s a new CG that is easy to
use and follows standard conventions that you will
recognize. It’s the same CG engine used by leading
studios worldwide to create striking titles. Creates
rolls, crawls and animations. Use easy templates,
create your own look with its powerful tools, or
import elements
from Photoshop
or elsewhere.
Chyron Lyric PRO 8 is optional on Broadcast Pix Granite
and Mica systems. Chyron is widely used by leading
broadcasters. Chyron users will enjoy the same interface
that they are used to, and the Broadcast
Pix system will play the same Lyric files
with their visual sophistication. Create
powerful titles, graphics and prerendered 3D animations, and import
favorite elements to use in them.
Integrated Studio - Graphic Stores
Store thousands of graphics and
instantly recall them. There are four
channels of graphics stores for CG
graphics you create and for other
graphics you import. The contents
of each channel can be instantly
accessed from the PixPad, just like
clips. With Fluent Watch-Folders,
others can send you last-minute
graphics in a wide variety of formats,
including .tga, .bmp, .jpg, .tif, and
.png.
Fluent-View
PixPad
Panel
PixPad
Integrated Studio - Automate Graphics
Streamline graphics creation by
adding optional Fluent Rapid CG 2
to the built-in Harris CG.
Start with easy, quick and accurate
template filling. Have an RSS feed
automatically update a graphic.
Connect the CG to an XML or
Access database. Create your own
action buttons to increment any
graphic, like a score. Add clocks
and dates. It’s great for any
application with rapidly-changing
data like sports, election returns
and game shows.
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Daktronics Scoreboards
Fluent Rapid CG 2
When the Daktronics scoreboard controller
changes the score it automatically updates
the on-air graphics . Available for Baseball,
Basketball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer
and Volleyball. Use the second channel of
Fluent-Rapid CG 2 for player statistics, just
click on a player in a database and their
headshot and stats show up.
Second-generation Fluent Rapid CG 2 is super
fast. It can update clocks by the second. Support
two on-air channels of graphics at once. As
your data changes it can update many templates
simultaneously. And it integrates with EZ News
news automation system.
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Integrated Studio - Virtual Sets
Broadcast Pix virtual sets create a professional look,
and are so easy to use and customize. Virtual Sets are
included on all Mica models, and on all Granite models
except the 5000 and 6000.
Professional Look
Virtual sets work with cameras shooting in front of a
green (or blue) screen. You can have up to 8 camera
angles, and you still have three keys to position graphics
and PiP boxes on top.
Place a virtual set inside a PiP Box. Create sophisticated
looks with 2 or even 3 PiP boxes, position them anywhere you want, even on top of animated backgrounds.
You can even zoom any PiP shot out to full screen, or
pull it back into the box.
So Easy to Use, and Customize
Some virtual sets look great in demos, but are very
difficult to customize when you get home, Broadcast
Pix makes it so easy to create your own look. Use any
of the five included sets, each with many angles, by
just attaching an angle to each green screen camera.
You can also buy more sets from any supplier.
Best of all, create your own set in minutes out of any
picture. Use a stock image or take one with your
camera. Use a picture to transport your set anywhere,
in minutes!
Integrated Studio - Camera Control
Robotic Cameras
from Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and Telemetrics
Be your own camera operator. Select preset positions on your PixPad. Use your
joystick and knobs to manually control position, zoom, focus, iris, even white balance.
Supercharge your Fluent Macro effects by adding camera moves. Switch with
confidence by viewing thumbnails of preset positions for Sony and Panasonic
cameras. Control robotic cameras from Sony, Panasonic or Hitachi, or choose our
Telemetrics control for just about any camera brand. Control 12 Sony cameras with
16 presets each, and 12 Panasonic cameras with 100 presets each. Optional.
View thumbnails of each preset
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Desktop Systems - Granite, Mica or Slate
Touch-Screen or mouse control
Touch-screens are an easy and fun way to create great live video. Add one
to a Broadcast Pix Desktop system and create with touch, not just a mouse.
Or use a touch-screen to complement any one of our panel systems, such as
to select clips or fire macros. Touch-screen brings a whole new dimension
to live video production, another control innovation from Broadcast Pix.
Touch-screen control
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Touch the camera or source you want to preview.
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Touch “Trans” on a key layer to add it to preview. (Touch the key window
to add it directly to program)
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Touch program to cut your composition “to air”, touch preview to take it
to air with a transition.
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Touch “Assign” and then a source to assign a source to a key layer.
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Touch a device selector to bring it to the PixPad, like clips or graphics.
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Touch the clip (or graphic) you want on the PixPad to select it.
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Touch the PixPad’s joystick and knobs to move a robotic camera or
position a PiP box. Push a little and it moves slowly. Push more and it
moves faster. Or tap the nudge buttons. Use the motion controls.
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Fire-off a Fluent Macro to launch a dazzling effect, like show open, an
animated transition, or PiP boxes on an animated background.
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Open the Harris or Chyron CG to create Broadcast quality titles.
Spread your control surface across two screens. Fully customize as each window can be independently sized. And,
if you ever want to add a panel someday, just plug one in.
Each Desktop Video Control Center has a powerful video
switcher (page 17, 18 and 19), an integrated Fluent-View
monitor (page 6), clip store holding hours of clips (page
8), and a graphics system that includes a Harris or Chyron
character generator (page 9). Create Virtual Sets (page 10).
Extend control to external devices, and distribute control
to additional operators when needed (page 7).
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Granite 500, Mica 500 and Slate 500 - Pro Power in a Compact Space
The Broadcast Pix 500 Video Control Center packs a full set of professional
controls into a highly compact package that fits in a rack drawer, and it’s
easy on your budget.
The video inputs range from 11 or 22 on the Granite 1000, to 8 on the Mica
1000, to 4 or 8 on the Slate 1000. Plus each model adds 7 channels of filebased inputs.
Panel Controls
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Switcher has 9 source buttons (18 with shift) to select video and
file-based sources. See the content of each on corresponding
windows on the Fluent-View.
2
Buttons to select 3 or 6 key layers. See content of each key layer
on corresponding key windows on the Fluent-View.
3
Patented Device controls to control clips, titles, graphics, Fluent
Macros, cameras, streamer and more. Includes PixPad, 4 knobs,
2D joystick (3D optional), motion controls and display. See the
PixPad’s content on corresponding thumbnails on the Fluent-View.
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Assign sources to keys and auxiliary outputs.
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The switcher’s next transition controls include fader arm, up to 6
keyers, and fade to black.
Each 500 Video Control Center has a powerful video switcher (see page
17, 18 and 19), an integrated Fluent-View monitor (page 6), clip store
holding hours of clips (page 8), and a graphics system that includes
a Harris or Chyron character generator (page 9). Create Virtual Sets
(page 10). Extend control to external devices, and distribute control to
additional operators when needed (page 7).
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Panel Dimensions
15.2 x 9.3 x 4 in / 39 x 24 x 10 cm
Panel Power
30W
Panel Weight
5 lbs / 2 kg
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Granite 1000, Mica 1000, and Slate 1000 - PixButton Power
The Broadcast Pix 1000 Video Control Centers include a spacious
control panel that features our patented PixButtons – for switching
video and file-based sources with maximum confidence.
Each PixButton has a built-in display which shows
the device icon and the file name of a clip or
graphic. They dynamically change during production, so you always know what is on every source
and key layer. A bank of PixButtons on the panel’s
versatile PixPad makes it easier to select content
libraries, camera presets, and more.
The video inputs range from 11 or 22 on the Granite 1000, to 8
on the Mica 1000, to 4 or 8 on the Slate 1000. Plus each model
adds 7 channels of file-based inputs.
Panel Controls
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Switcher controls have 9 PixButtons to see the first 9 sources, both
video and file-based, shift to see 9 more.
2
Patented device controls to access any clip, animation or graphic in
the internal devices, plus Fluent Macros, external robotic cameras,
streamers, recorders and more. Device control bank includes PixPad
of 12 PixButtons, knobs, 3-axis joystick, motions control and display.
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Control 3 key layers, shift for 3 more.
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Delegation for key layers and auxiliary outputs.
Each 1000 Video Control Center has a powerful video
switcher (see page 17, 18 and 19), an integrated Fluent-View
monitor (page 6), clip store holding hours of clips (page
8), and a graphics system that includes a Harris or Chyron
character generator (page 9). Create Virtual Sets (page 10).
Extend control to external devices, and distribute control to
additional operators when needed (page 7).
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Panel Dimensions
18.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 in / 47 x 32 x 14 cm
Panel Power
45W
Panel Weight
7 lbs / 3 kg
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Granite 2000 and Mica 2000 - Production Power
The Broadcast Pix 2000 Video Control Centers is available as a Granite 2000 or a
Mica 2000. It features our largest and most powerful 1 M/E panel.
The Granite 2000 has up to 22 SDI inputs and 12 SDI outputs. The Mica 2000 has
8 SDI inputs plus 1 more for a key cut and 6 SDI outputs. Both models also have 7
channels of built-in clips, animations and graphics, plus 2 DVI outputs.
Panel Controls
1 16 Button program/preview Switcher Controls
Classic professional switcher layout, with 16 source buttons (32 with shift) for
rapid selection. PixButtons show sources, keys, and file-names.
2 6 Keyers with priority controls
Bank of 6 key controls with layer priority controls. 6 DVEs and PiP boxes.
3 Large Device Control Section
Patented bank enables control of the internal clip store, animation stores and graphic
stores, plus external robotic cameras, streamers, servers and recorders. The 2000 has
dedicated buttons for each internal store plus 4 assignable external buttons.
4 Dedicated Fluent Macros Controls
16 buttons for quickly firing off Fluent Macros effects (32 with shift).
5 Delegation Controls
Quickly assign each key layer and each auxiliary bus output, and see their contents on
a PixButton.
6 Control 2 M/Es
Each 2000 Video Control Center has a powerful HD/SD video switcher (see page 17 and 18),
an integrated Fluent-View monitor (page 6),
clip store holding hours of clips (page 8), and a
graphics system that includes a Harris or Chyron
character generator (page 9). Create Virtual Sets
(page 10). Extend control to external devices,
and distribute control to additional operators
when needed (page 7).
Granite models can flip the M/E controls to a second M/E. Great for setting up the next
composition, combining M/Es, or producing two outputs.
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Panel Dimensions
27.5 x 12.5 x 7 in / 70 x 32 x 18 cm
Panel Power
Redundant 100W
Panel Weight
16 lbs / 7.3 kg
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Granite 5000 - Compact 2 M/E Power
Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 has the power of a Granite 6000 in a more
compact panel, with 16 buttons per source row. It features a 2 M/E
switcher panel up to 22 multi-definition SDI inputs plus 7 internal
channels of file-based inputs, and 12 SDI outputs plus 2 DVI outputs.
Panel Controls
1 2 M/E Banks with 16 button rows
Broadcast Pix provides the only 2 M/E (Mix/Effect) systems that access
both video and file-based content. 2 M/E’s allows you to set up powerful
looks on the off-air M/E, or combine M/Es by re-entering in a keyer, or
use each M/E to control a separate output such as two screens. Each
M/E has controls for program and preview rows, and a next transition
section with fader arm, transition controls, wipe generator, fade-to-black
and 6 keyers. Key layer priority is shown in the blue display, and can
easily be changed at the press of a button. The keys can be part of the
transition, or taken directly on and off air.
2 2 Device Control Banks
There are two patented device control banks. Either can control
the built-in clip store, animation store, CG title store or graphics store, a keyer, aux bus, or countdown timer, as well as external robotic cameras, servers, streamers and recorders. Each device
control bank has a PixPad of 12 PixButtons plus 4 knobs, motion controls and a display. The 3
axis joystick is shared.
3 Fluent Macro Bank
The Fluent Macro controls enable one-push access to 16 Fluent Macros, each of which is
described with words or a picture on a PixButton (shift for 32). There is also a dedicated macro
display and a play button. Enjoy the only switcher macro system that recalls any specific file.
4 Delegation Controls
The 5000 has 6 keyers and 12 auxiliary busses, each of which can be easily assigned in the
delegation section.
The Granite 5000 Video Control Center
has a powerful HD/SD video switcher
(see page 17), an integrated Fluent-View
monitor (page 6), clip store holding up
to 120 hours of clips (page 8), and a
graphics system that includes a Harris
or Chyron character generator (page 9).
Extend control to external devices, and
distribute control to additional operators when needed (page 7).
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Panel Dimensions
32.5 x 16.5 x 8 in / 83 x 42 x 20 cm
Panel Power
Redundant 150W
Panel Weight
24 lbs / 10.9 kg
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Granite 6000 - Wide 2 M/E Power
Broadcast Pix Granite 6000 is our largest Video Control Center. It features a wide 2 M/E switcher
panel with 24 source buttons across (32 with shift), to quickly harness the maximum power of a
Granite System. It has up to 22 external SDI inputs plus 7 internal channels of file-based inputs.
2 Mix/Effect Systems
Broadcast Pix provides the only 2 M/E (Mix/Effect) systems that access both video and file-based
content. 2 M/E’s allows you to set up a powerful look on an M/E wholly separate from the one
on which you do your main switching. Or, combine M/Es by putting one into a PiP box on the
other. Drive a dual-screen production with full control of each, and add more screens with
auxiliary outputs. Or, produce shows tailored to two audiences, such as one
for broadcast and the other for the Internet.
Dual Device Controls
One of the most unique features of a Broadcast Pix system is device controls, and the 6000 panel
has 2 banks. Each bank has a PixPad of PixButtons showing file names. For example, use one
bank to control the built-in clip store and the other for the built-in graphics system.
Dedicated Fluent Macro Bank
Create engaging effects on the only switcher macro system that recalls files. The 6000 has a
dedicated macro bank of 24 PixButtons, 48 with shift, plus a dedicated macro display and a
play button.
The Granite 6000 Video Control Center
has a powerful HD/SD video switcher
(page 17), an integrated Fluent-View
monitor (page 6), clip store holding up
to 120 hours of clips (page 8), and a
graphics system that includes a Harris
or Chyron character generator (page 9).
Extend control to external devices, and
distribute control to additional operators when needed (page 7).
Quad-Monitor
Enjoy the most comprehensive feedback. With four monitors
you can have one wall monitor for outputs and one for sources
and the six key layers, plus a personnel touch-screen for a PixPad
and macros, and a monitor for the integrated CG graphics system.
Quad-monitor is optional on all Granite systems.
Broadcast Pix Video Control Centers
Panel Dimensions
39.4 x 16.5 x 5.5 in / 100 x 42 x 14 cm
Panel Power
Redundant 150W
Panel Weight
29 lbs / 13.2 kg
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Granite System
HD/SD Maximum Capacity and Redundancy
Granite is our highest capacity, most redundant system with the most options
including 2 M/E models. Each has a Granite Switcher and a Granite Server.
Built-in redundancies include redundant power in the switcher and server,
redundant switching even if the Granite server should ever stop, and
redundant control using Fluent-View or a SoftPanel if the panel should
ever stop. The premium storage option adds redundant RAID5 clip storage.
Granite Switcher
The switcher runs 1080i native and takes 11 SDI video inputs, and 7 channels of filebased inputs from the Granite Server. The Granite+ model adds a second I/O board
for 22 SDI inputs. Each SDI input automatically detects 1080i, 720p or an SD source
- the LED color tells you which format is in use. There is a frame synchronizer and
aspect correction on each input. 6 keys are standard, and DVEs enables at least 4
PiP boxes. There are 6 SDI and 2 DVI outputs, while Granite+ models increase the
SDI outputs to 12. Output multiple formats, and use the built-in router to send
any of the 22 inputs to any of the 12 outputs. Create a second or third composited
output with PowerAuxes or another M/E. Output audio from the clip and animation stores.
Granite Server
Granite’s dedicated server provides a channel of clips, 2 channels of animations,
and 4 channels of graphics. The clip store holds up to 60 hours of H.264 and ProRes
clips, which is expandable to up to 180 hours of clips including animations with the
premium storage option. The CG is Harris, with Chyron optional. The server runs
the Fluent-View display, Fluent Macros, and Fluent Watch-Folders runs on Windows
7. Control of ViewCast streamers and AJA Ki Pro recorders are included. The server
communicates with the switcher over a single PCIe cable.
Granite Options
• 2 M/E control panels: 5000, 6000
• 1 M/E control panels: 500, 1000, and 2000
• Granite+: second I/O board for 22 SDI inputs and 12 SDI outputs
• Quad monitor distributes Fluent-View across up to 4 monitors
• Multi-View expansion for more than 8x4 full-motion monitors
• Premium Storage: triple capacity, redundant RAID5
• Remote panel – for outputs and macros
• Tally Boxes: 8 or 24 – adds relay closures
• Chyron CG (instead of standard Harris CG)
• Fluent-Rapid CG 2: link to database, RSS, Daktronics scoreboards
• Control robotic cameras from Panasonic, Hitachi, Telemetrics, Sony
• Control MIDI audio mixers from Yamaha and others
• Control servers from 360 Systems, Harris, Omneon, Grass Valley
• VOX Voice-Automated Control
• Extended Warranty
• Training and/or commissioning
Great Live Events with Low Constant Delay
Enjoy low and constant 1 frame of delay end-to-end, including Picture in Picture,
effects, layers, and format and aspect conversion, and adding clips and graphics.
Only an unsynchronized camera (or rare 2 M/E re-entry) adds a frame of delay.
Video:
• Processing: 1080i
• Video I/O formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94,
720p/50, 480i/59.94 or 576i/50.
Video Outputs:
• SDI: 1080i: Program, Clean Feed
1080i/720p/SD: Program, Preview, PowerAux, Clean Feed
• DVI: 2 of 1080i: Program, Preview, PowerAux, Clean Feed
Broadcast Pix Video Control Center
Inputs:
• SDI Video
• Clip Channels
• Animation Channels
• Graphic Channels
Granite
Granite+
11
1
2
4
22
1
2
4
6
2
12
2
Outputs:
• SDI Video
• DVI
Switcher
Server
Dimensions
3RU
2RU
19 x 16 x 5.25 in 19 x 23 x 3.5 in
49 x 41 x 13 cm 48 x 58 x 9 cm
Power
Weight
150W
16 lbs / 7.3 kg
400W
29 lbs / 13 kg
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Mica System
HD/SD Maximum Value
Mica delivers Broadcast Pix leadership control in an HD solution
with exceptional value.
Powerful Multi-Format Switcher
Mica runs 1080i native, and takes 8 SDI video inputs, plus 1 SDI key
cut input, and provides 6 SDI outputs and 2 DVI outputs. Mix and
match video formats, as each SDI input accepts 1080i, 720p or SD.
There’s a frame synchronizer and aspect correction on each input.
The switcher has 3 keys standard and 3 more optional (all standard
on Mica 2000). One key can be filled with an external device and
all can be filled with internal devices. Multiple DVEs enable up to
6 PiP boxes. Create a second or third with PowerAuxes. Built-in
redundancies include redundant video even if the system should
ever stop, and a redundant control using Fluent-View or a SoftPanel
if the panel should ever stop.
Powerful Clip Store, CG and More
Mica has a built-in clip server that holds up to 30 hours of clips, a
dual channel animation store, and four channels of graphics. There
is audio output for clips and animations. Harris CG, or optional
Chyron CG. Mica provides Fluent-View display, Fluent Macros, and
Fluent Watch-Folders and runs Windows 7. Control of ViewCast
streamers and AJA Ki Pro recorders are included.
Great Live Events with Low Constant Delay
Enjoy low and constant 1 frame of delay end to end, including
Picture in Picture, effects, layers, and format and aspect conversion,
and adding clips and graphics. Only an unsynced camera adds delay.
Video:
• Processing: 1080i
• Video I/O formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 480i/59.94
or 576i/50
Video Outputs:
• SDI: 1080i: Program, Clean Feed
1080i/720p/SD: Program, Preview, PowerAux, Clean Feed
• DVI: 2 of: 1080i Program, Preview, PowerAux, Clean Feed
Broadcast Pix Video Control Centers
Mica Options
• 1 M/E control panels: 500, 1000, and 2000
• Expand from 3 to 6 keyers (standard on Mica 2000)
• Remote panel for macros
• Tally Box – adds relay closures
• Chyron Lyric Pro CG (instead of standard Harris CG)
• Fluent-Rapid CG 2: link to database, RSS, Daktronics scoreboards
• Control robotic cameras: Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, Telemetrics
• Control MIDI audio mixers from Yamaha and others
• Control servers from 360 system, Harris, Omneon, Grass Valley
• Custom keyboard for Desktop control surface
• VOX Voice-Automated Control
• Extended Warranty
• Training and/or commissioning
Inputs:
• SDI Video
• SDI Key Cut
• Clip Channels
• Animation Channels
• Graphic Channels
8
1
1
2
4
Outputs:
• SDI Video
• DVI
6
2
Dimensions
4RU
22.5 x 19 x 7 in
57 x 48 x 18 cm
Power
500W
Weight
44 lbs / 20 kg
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Slate System
Hybrid System
Slate is a hybrid system that is ideal for SD and analog solutions.
Optional HD I/O conversion is available.
Powerful Switcher, Clip Store, CG and More
The switcher has 4 (or optionally 8) video inputs, 2 channels of clips
and animations, and 5 channels of graphics. 3 Keys are standard, and
3 more are optional, and each has a built-in DVE for multiple PiP boxes,
and they support chromakeys and lumakeys. One key can be filled
with an external device, and all can be filled with internal devices. And
there’s audio output for the clip stores. The Clip Store can hold hours
of clips and animations. The CG is from Harris. Production benefits
include Fluent-View display, Fluent Macros, and Fluent Watch-Folders.
Control of ViewCast streamers and AJA Ki Pro recorders are included.
Video I/O
Slate comes with one 4-input video I/O card, either SD SDI or analog
(which provides composite, Y/C and component on each input). A
second 4 input video card may be added as an option, either SD SDI,
analog, or HD SDI which convert HD sources. Single card Slate systems
provide 4 outputs, including 2 SD SDI, 1 analog and 1 with the same
format of the inputs. The optional second I/O board adds a fifth
output, matching the input format of the second board. So, with
two cards, the system totals 8 inputs and 5 outputs. Each input has
a built-in frame synchronizer. When the HD I/O board is added, then
a DVI board may be added for 1 DVI input and 1 output.
Great Live Events with Low Constant Delay
Enjoy low and constant 1 frame of delay end-to-end in SD (3 frames
in HD), including PiP, effects, layers, format and aspect conversion, adding clips and graphics. Only an unsynced camera adds delay.
Video:
• Processing: 480p/576p
• Video I/O formats: 480i/59.94
or 576/50, analog composite,
Y/C component, 1080i/59.94,
1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50
Broadcast Pix Video Control Center
Slate Options
• Second I/O board of SD-SDI, Analog or HD/SDI
• 1 M/E control panels: 500 and 1000
• Expand from 3 to 6 keyers
• Tally Box
• DVI I/O (requires HD option board)
• Quad monitor distributes Fluent-View across up to 4 monitors
• Premium workstation with redundant power
• Expanded clip storage
• PowerAux output
• Fluent-Rapid CG: to link to a database, RSS or action buttons
• Control robotic cameras: Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, Telemetrics
• Control MIDI audio mixers from Yamaha and others
• Control servers from 360 system, Harris, Omneon
• Custom keyboard for Desktop control surface
• VOX Voice-Automated Control
• Extended Warranty
• Training and/or commissioning
Inputs:
• Video SDI analog
• Clip Channels
• Graphic Channels
• DVI
4 or 8
2
5
1 optional
Outputs:
• SDI
• DVI option
4 or 5
1 optional
Slate
Dimensions
Power
Weight
4RU
19 x 20.5 x 7 in
48 x 52 x 18 cm
500W
48 lbs / 22 kg
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Create with Confidence
Because there is no second take in live production
Broadcast Pix
Video Control Centers
3 System Platforms
Video
Internal Processing
Minimal Constant Delay
Inputs
Outputs
Clip Store Hours
CG
Fluent-View Monitors
Granite
Mica
Slate
HD/SD
1080i
1 Frame
11 or 22 SDI
plus 7 channels of files
6 or 12 SDI + 2 DVI
Up to 180 hours
Harris or Chyron
1, 2, 3 or 4
HD/SD
1080i
1 Frame
8 SDI + 1 SDI key cut
plus 7 channels of files
6 SDI + 2 DVI
Up to 30 hours
Harris or Chyron
1 or 2
SD/Analog/HD
480p/576p
1 Frame in SD
4 or 8 SDI or analog
plus 7 channels of files
4 or 5 SDI or analog
Up to 120 hours
Harris
1, 2, 3 or 4
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