At InfoComm, Broadcast Pix is launching its new “Live Production & Streaming Bundles,: a packaging its Granite and Slate video production systems with a ViewCast Niagara streaming media appliance and Yamaha audio mixer.
Broadcast Pix Granite “We’ve collected the essential tools you need to create and stream compelling live video for events, broadcasts, and presentations,” said Ken Swanton, Broadcast Pix president. “Broadcast Pix is known for delivering an entire integrated video production system that one person can control. Our new Bundles extend the ‘one-man-band’ to also control audio and streaming. It can simultaneously output HD-SDI, SD-SDI, analog, DVI, and stream either Windows Media or Flash, so it’s an ideal way to help your operation establish multimedia distribution.”
The bundles are priced from $16,490 and include software to control the audio and streaming from the Broadcast Pix system.
For video, each bundle includes a Broadcast Pix 100 or 1000 video production system, each with a 1 M/E production switcher and Fluent workflow tools–including 120 hours of clipstore, CG and graphics systems, integrated multiviewer, macros with file-based effects, and watch-folders that streamline file import from editing and graphics systems. Slate models specialize in hybrid multi-format applications. Granite models combine an HD switcher and HD server – and are upgradable to 1080p.
For streaming, each bundle includes a ViewCast Niagara streaming media appliance with SimulStream technology, which allows simultaneous streaming to multiple digital media platforms. Built on ViewCast’s Osprey technology, the Niagara 2100 (Windows Media output) and Niagara 2120 (Flash output) include built-in Web interfaces for allows complete control from anywhere on the network.
“By integrating live video streaming capabilities through the integration of the ViewCast Web services platform, Broadcast Pix has leveraged the power of our Niagara streaming appliances to create a very compelling solution for the delivery of video to broadband and mobile networks–and the new Live Production & Streaming Bundles make it an even more cost-effective solution,” said Dave Stoner, president and CEO of ViewCast.
For audio, the bundles can also include a Yamaha 01V96VCM digital mixing console. It’s compact and offers 24 bit/96 kHz operation and built-in VCM audio effects. The 01V96VCM can handle up to 40 inputs and can be cascaded if more are required.
Software included in each bundle enables the Broadcast Pix control panel and user interface through TCP/IP control to select, monitor, and control up to 12 ViewCast streams. Additional software enables the Yamaha mixer to automatically follow the actions on the switcher through MIDI control, so when cameras or clips are selected, the desired microphones or clip audio is chosen. And both streamer and audio control actions can be integrated into the Broadcast Pix Fluent Macro memory system.
The bundles will be available starting in July.
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