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Broadcast Pix Announces Video Control Center 3.0
Upgrades include touch-screen control, voice-automated control, virtual sets and automated graphics
Broadcast Pix™ have introduced its Video Control Center™ 3.0 software for its Granite™ and Mica™ video control centers. The new 3.0 software features the first optimised production control on a touch-screen, first voiceautomation control of switching and graphics, virtual sets that anyone can customise, and automated, dual-channel graphics that include Daktronics scoreboard integration. The company will ship 3.0 from this month, and will demonstrate all of its features at the 2012 NAB Show, which runs at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Video Control Center 3.0 provides more production control than ever to help our customers create great live video,” said Ken Swanton, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “Not every TD prefers a traditional control panel for many, our new comprehensive touch-screen controls are a more intuitive way to switch. We’ve also added support for VOX, our truly revolutionary product for voice-automated video production. Our virtual sets enable anyone to create their own look. And our new graphics automation is great for elections and sports, and it includes Daktronics integration.” While Broadcast Pix is known for its innovative panels that control both video and file-based content, the touch-screen controls enable operators to control all of these elements on affordable touchscreens. The touch-screen friendly joystick and knobs control robotic cameras and picture-in-picture (PiP) box sizing, while new layering controls simplify place content into key layers moving them front to back. There are also new switcher transition controls and enhanced controls for selecting the built-in clip store, animation stores, and Harris or Chyron graphics system. The new virtual set software enables up to eight cameras to have virtual backgrounds plus three key layers on top for PiP, titles, and animated logos. Up to three PiP boxes on an animated background can each contain a virtual set and any can be zoomed out to full screen. A simple eyedropper tool is used for chroma key setup. Broadcast Pix provides several backgrounds, but any photo can be used. Plus, the built-in image editor can crop and blur an image to simulate depth of field. Video Control Center 3.0 also supports VOX™, the new voiceactivated video production option that eliminates the need for an operator for some live productions. VOX adds advanced video-followaudio capabilities by working with Broadcast Pix’s built-in Fluent™ macros to select camera presets, roll clips and animations, add or remove graphics, and execute PiP compositions. VOX software enables complete control over timing, and a host override panel is included. VOX has been used to add video to radio station broadcasts, and is ideal for broadcasting meetings of all kinds on television, the internet or projection. Also new for Video Control Center 3.0 is support for Fluent Rapid CG™ 2, the second generation of Broadcast Pix’s optional software that automatically integrates databases, RSS feeds, and custom action buttons into templates to streamline the creation of dataintensive CG graphics. A free upgrade for current Rapid CG customers, Fluent Rapid CG 2 delivers faster updates including clocks by-the-second, offers dualchannel capabilities to update two different on-air graphics at once, and supports EZNews news titles. Also announced is support for Daktronics scoreboards. Video Control Center 3.0 is a free upgrade to all Granite and Mica customers, and a Beta version is available for download at www.broadcastpix. com. VOX is now available, with Daktronics support available in April. ■

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Contents
Broadcast Networks Delivers for Arqiva
Swedish Hockey Safe in the Bank
Viewcast Launches Niagara 9100 Series
Cavena: Enhancing the Value of Content
Broadcast Pix Announces Video Control Center 3.0
Telecast’s Latest Innovations
Glidecam Introduces XR-Series Stabilisers
Qvest Media Live With Code One Streaming
Volicon Extends Observer Utility
Petrol Bags Add to Audio & DSLR Range
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In Broadcast - April 2012 - Broadcast Networks Delivers for Arqiva
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In Broadcast - April 2012 - Swedish Hockey Safe in the Bank
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