Broadcast Pixâ„¢ Mobile Studio Brakes for IBC 2008

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IBC introduction of Slate HD and 2 M/E Live Integrated Video Production Systems Billerica, Massachusetts (August 4, 2008) Broadcast Pix™, the company that redefined the production switcher as a live integrated production system, will demonstrate its popular and newly expanded Slate™ switcher line at IBC 2008 at the RAI Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stand 7.H31). Broadcast Pix’s Mercedes OB (Outside Broadcast) Van, containing a fully functional Slate live production system will be parked at the booth. The company also debuts at this year’s IBC, HD versions of the Slate™ switcher family and of the Slate™ 5000 switcher - the only 2/ME live video production system. These new products were announced at NAB this year and are already in use throughout Europe. The Broadcast Pix OB Van is on an extensive European demonstration tour, which includes stops in 27 countries. “Since it first hit the road, response has been overwhelmingly positive. The van dramatically shows how simply a mobile studio can be created with the all the power and functionality typically found in a larger OB van," said Ken Swanton, President of Broadcast Pix. Broadcast Pix Slate™ 5000 switcher brings sophisticated 2 /ME productions to a new price point. It enables a single operator or small team to create polished live video productions far more economically than anything previously. For less than the cost of a 2 M/E switcher the Slate 5000 2 M/E switcher includes as standard equipment: a multi-view monitoring system, Inscriber® CG, 60 hour clip store, and format and aspect converters. It enables a single operator to run all aspects of a 2 M/E live HDTV production, including complex graphics, animations, clips and effects, as well as control robotic cameras, audio mixers, and video servers. All Slate™ 5000 switchers come equipped with newly enhanced redundancy systems that automatically back up weekly, daily or even hourly. The system has redundant power for the workstation with instantaneous auto fail-over and removable media drives. Slate 5000 switchers are now being used by leading broadcasters, web casters, mobile studios, universities, corporations and governments. Three new Slate HD models are also making their IBC debut - the Slate 100 HD, 1000 HD and 3000 HD. The model 100 includes a switcher with up to six keyers and DVEs, multi-view monitoring, CG, and clip store. Its hybrid I/O supports: 1080i, 720p, SD, DVI and VGA, plus analog output in composite, Y/C and component, and can optionally add: HD and SD analog inputs and 1080p output. Both 16:9 and 4:3 content can be mixed while preserving the native aspect ratio of each element, and HD models can output 16:9and 4:3 shows simultaneously. The Slate 1000 adds a professional switcher control panel, while the Slate 3000 HD adds a router manufactured for Broadcast Pix by Harris® Corporation, providing up to 18 live inputs and more redundancy. Slate SD models are priced from just $10,995, and HD models are priced from $14,400. About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in combining technologies from the computer and live television equipment industries to create an innovative family of live video production systems. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of conventional live video production solutions; yet retain a switcher’s fast action control and non-stop, on-air robustness. They can be run by a single operator instead of requiring a team. Customers include over 800 leading broadcasters (including CBS, NBC and ESPN), webcasters, cable stations, stadiums, corporate, education, religious and government studios in over 50 countries. Broadcast Pix is based at 3 Federal Street, Billerica, Massachusetts, with offices throughout North America and in Europe. See




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