Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate Roadie, its new mobile integrated production switcher, at IBC2015 (Stand 7.B21), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. Introduced earlier this year, Roadie features Broadcast Pix’s patented Fluent Control toolset, as well as built-in HD streaming and recording, to deliver a complete end-to-end production workflow.
“We are very excited to bring Roadie to IBC for the first time. In fact, it’s portable enough to bring on the plane as one of my carry-ons,” said Steve Ellis, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “This is a ruggedized portable production solution with all the tools and simplified workflow you expect from Broadcast Pix, along with built-in HD streaming and recording and an eight-channel audio mixer to keep clutter to a minimum on location. It’s perfect for live productions with limited staff or a single operator.”
Equipped with a built-in handle for easy transport, Roadie weighs about 20 pounds and features a durable aluminum alloy chassis. Protected by a removable cover, its integrated 17.3-inch HD display is a resistive touchscreen with a scratch resistant top coat. The system includes a keyboard and mouse, but can also be controlled through the built-in virtual panel (add a second touchscreen), optional Broadcast Pix 500 or 1000 control panel, or an iPad using the iPixPanel app.
Roadie is a multi-format production switcher that features up to four SDI/HDMI and two IP inputs, along with eight internal switcher channels (two clip servers and six graphics). Audio is available via balanced or embedded audio that can be mixed with internal clip audio. The system natively supports Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes formats, which can be imported via multiple connected network folders.
All sources – including cloud-based content from Skype, Twitter, and more – can be included in live productions, and are automatically ingested and scaled while maintaining lip sync. Roadie also includes two network inputs, as well as built-in Wi-Fi to accommodate a hotspot for connecting to cloud-based services. Plus, with the new Show Transfer utility, operators can back up and move all elements of a program between Roadie and a Broadcast Pix Flint™, Granite™, or Mica™ system installed in a separate control room.
Fortified with Fluent Control, a patented combination of automation technology and performance tools, Roadie is designed to meet the growing demands of live production. Internal features include an eight-channel audio mixer, file-based macros, dual clip players, CG, multiple DVEs and keyers, ClearKey chromakey, enhanced Virtual Set Studios, Fluent-View customizable multi-view, and camera and device controls. Optional accessories include a soft carrying case with shoulder strap and custom hard rolling case.
About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated production switchers with broadcast, corporate, education, government, religious, sports, streaming, and visual radio customers in more than 110 countries. From compact systems with end-to-end integration to large-scale systems for high-end live productions, Broadcast Pix switchers feature Fluent Control, a patented combination of automation technology and performance tools to optimize workflows. Every switcher includes dual-channel CG and clip stores, ClearKey chromakey and virtual sets, file-based macros, external device control, and customizable multi-view. Broadcast Pix also offers ReVue slow motion systems, FX3D real-time 3D graphics, Rapid CG dynamic graphic playout software, VOX visual radio automation software, and patented control options for its switchers. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.
Mark J. Pescatore