Built-In CG, Still Store, DVE and Intuitive Design Make the Grade for Live, Local Broadcasts
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts (November 13, 2006) - When remodeling its studio facility, Seattle Public Schools TV, the channel that runs live broadcasts of the city‘s school board meetings, selected a Broadcast Pix 2000 digital switcher based upon its built-in CG, still store, clip store, and DVE capability. In addition to broadcasting school board meetings, the new studio is also being used to produce training videos for the school district.
“Two of its biggest selling points for us were the programmability of the switcher and its ease of use,” said Greg Hughes, Station Manager, Seattle Public Schools Television. “We have a variety of untrained personnel operating the system so it must be extremely intuitive, which it clearly is. The internal CG, stills, clips, and DVE moves have enabled me to produce a much more professional looking program. And because of its all-in-one approach, one person can now cover the meetings or training events. It‘s much easier to operate than having a separate CG system. Plus, the service we‘ve experienced through Broadcast Pix has been superb. They‘ve been very responsive whenever we‘ve called.”
Broadcast Pix is a premier manufacturer of live switchers for the broadcast market with such high-profile customer as CBS, ABC, Fox and PBS, as well as large corporations including Microsoft, HP, Cisco and Morgan-Stanley.
The Broadcast Pix 2000 switcher includes a rack-mounted workstation with a hard-panel control panel and a Break-out-Box. It includes a digital switcher with four keyers, Inscriber Character Generator, clip stores, still stores, logo generator, three DVEs, and it provides SDI and analog I/O, including composite, Y/C and component. Options include control of cameras and video servers.
About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix provides the industry‘s only live video production switchers with a built-in character generator, clip store and full-motion monitoring. They are more powerful, easier to use, and much more cost effective than a traditional control room of individual components, yet retain a fast action human interface and robustness. Broadcast Pix switchers enable a single operator to create engaging live television that used to require a team, yet gracefully adds operators when desired. They are also the only switchers that can be controlled remotely over the Internet. Broadcast Pix is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in California and Europe. Customers include leading broadcast, cable, corporate, education, entertainment, mobile, faith and government studios. For more information on Broadcast Pix, go to
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