Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Beyond a traditional control room, the new BPswitch™ family of integrated video production switchers from Broadcast Pix™ allows live production from anywhere, with full-motion video and complete access to all sources and workflow tools through a browser-based interface that can be accessed by tablet, phones, and laptops. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate BPswitch at IBC 2017 (Stand 7.A15), which runs Sept. 15-19 at the RAI Amsterdam.
The company’s BPNet™ IP ecosystem, powered through the ioGates cloud-based media management platform, delivers BPswitch’s control-over-IP capabilities with low latency, as well as extended encryption and two-factor authentication for secure performance. The Broadcast Pix Commander™ user interface provides a simplified and customizable interface, which helps non-technical personnel easily switch live productions, add titles, insert clips, and control robotic cameras.
BPswitch is also a cost-effective solution for remote unmanned studios, which continue to become more popular because of staffing and location flexibility. Unlike other switchers that require leasing expensive network lines for each remote camera, BPswitch enables the switcher to be located on site and controlled remotely – along with IP-based PTZ cameras – using a typical internet connection.
BPswitch family of integrated video production switchers
The 4K upgradeable BPswitch FX, MX, and GX models provide up to 22 SDI inputs and 12 outputs, eight channels for clips and graphics, and four customizable BPview™ multi-view outputs. Other features include integrated streaming to Facebook Live and other CDNs, file-based macros, ClearKey™ chromakey, Virtual Studios, and optional robotic camera control.
Included with every BPswitch is the NewBlueNTX high-end CG, which produces multi-layer 3D motion graphics. It includes hundreds of title styles and templates, so it is easy to create and update lower-thirds, bugs, animations, looping effects like a glint or shine, and more. It works seamlessly with Broadcast Pix’s optional Rapid CG 4 software, which is ideal for sports and election coverage because it automatically updates on-screen graphics from databases, scoreboards, social media, and RSS feeds. New features exclusively for BPswitch and NewBlueNTX include multi-layered playback for each channel, triggering multi-layered playback with Action Buttons, Adobe After Effects project import, multi-lingual support, and a second license for the software.
“We are excited to bring BPswitch to IBC, because it truly lets you take control anywhere, whether you’re across town or across the country. You get complete access to your switcher and all your cameras, clips, graphics, and workflow tools right from your tablet,” said Steve Ellis, COO. “We’ve already received a lot of positive feedback about the NewBlueNTX 3D CG, and a lot of interest from broadcasters who want an affordable way to operate remote unmanned studios.”
BPswitch models start at $10,995, with FX models shipping later this month. Through Sept. 30, Broadcast Pix’s “BPswitch Quick Start” promotion allows buyers of new Granite™ and Mica™ switchers (with a panel) to pay the BPswitch price increase and receive a free Commander interface and customization toolkit, as well as a no-charge upgrade to BPswitch. Current Broadcast Pix switchers can also upgrade to BPswitch.
About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix provides integrated live video production switchers with the best control. From compact mobile units to large-scale solutions, every Broadcast Pix features patented control and automation technology that make it easy to optimize and customize your workflows. With customers in more than 100 countries, Broadcast Pix is the leader in totally integrated production switchers for broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Its BPNet ioGates media management products are used by leading broadcasters and production houses. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.
Broadcast Pix, Broadcast Pix Commander, BPNet, BPswitch, BPview, ClearKey, Mica, and Granite are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Switchers are made in USA.