BILLERICA, MASS.—Broadcast Pix has introduced Version 2.0 of its Flint integrated production system.
Flint V2 adds an internal eight-channel audio mixer, as well as broadcast quality internal H.264 recording and .WMV Web streaming.
Flint’s audio mixer takes audio from any camera input or internal clip stores, which is then controlled through an audio interface with on-screen stereo faders and VU meters, with peak hold capability, mute and solo functions and built-in audio-follow-video. Two outputs enable separate mixes for master recording and Web presentations. The audio mixer can also be controlled through Fluent Macros.
Flint V2 also adds built-in recording of the program output to the internal hard drive. Broadcast quality 1080i H.264 .MOV clips can be added using Fluent Watch Folders, Flint’s built-in file management system or exported to an NLE system. V2 adds the ability to steam to a Windows Media Server using Microsoft Expression Encoder in up to 720p resolution.
Another upgrade adds a network input that allows video and audio from a Windows-based PC to be accessed as a source in the built-in production switcher.
Flint’s multi-format production switcher supports up to six HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and analog cameras, plus eight channels of clips and graphics. It includes three keyers for layering, each with PiP and customizable DVE. An internal Harris Inscriber CG provides six graphic channels, while a built-in, two-channel clip server stores up to 30 hours of clips and animations in a variety of file formats. Other features include the customizable Fluent-View multi-view, virtual sets and control of robotic cameras, video servers, external audio mixers and other devices.
Flint V2 is a free upgrade for all Flint systems under warranty and will ship with all new Flint systems in late October.