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by on Oct 27, 2010 at 5:15:50 pm

(Billerica, Massachusetts--October 27, 2010) Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, Calif., is using the Slate™ 5000 video production system to produce in-house video presentations during services, as well as video productions for television and Internet audiences.

Services are streamed live to Jubilee’s Web site,, and later broadcast on KTLN, which serves the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose market (DMA #6), and a leased access channel on the local Comcast cable system.

According to Jordan Forteza, Jubilee media director, the Broadcast Pix purchase was part of an overall migration to a tapeless high definition production workflow. The HD upgrade, co-designed and installed by Ted Foldvary of Dex Systems Engineering, process began last fall, and the new system went live in March. Beyond the Slate 5000, Jubilee invested in five Panasonic AG-HPX500 HD cameras and ProPresenter software for lyric and media presentations during services. Forteza said the upgrade has made a big impact on the quality of their video presentations.

Prior to the upgrade, Jubilee had an outdated, tape-based workflow built around DV and Beta SP formats. Now, three video feeds are recorded directly from the Slate 5000 to an AJA Ki Pro, including a backup recording of the live Internet webcast, a clean feed for the TV program edit, and camera ISOs. Jubilee personnel installed the new Slate 5000, which was purchased through VMI, Inc., in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Video production for each service includes a three-person crew in the control room. An operator uses ProPresenter through one of the Slate 5000’s M/Es to provide IMAG and song lyrics on large screens for the 3,500-seat congregation, while the director runs the live Internet production through the other M/E. The third person on the video crew handles shading, recording, and lights. Audio is handled by a fourth team member, and other team members operate the Panasonic cameras in the main sanctuary – two main cameras at the rear of the church, one handheld in the front, and two on Stanton Jimmy Jibs.

Jubilee uses the HD-SDI output from the Slate 5000 (converted to DVI) to feed the screens in the sanctuary. Forteza said the difference in quality is striking. “It’s like night and day,” he noted. “Our congregation is really dependent on those screens, and all the lyrics and images are so crisp and clean coming from the Slate 5000.”

Forteza said several of the Slate’s Fluent™ workflow tools are used during productions. Instead of a bank of monitors, for example, Jubilee uses Fluent Multi-View to keep track of all cameras, keys, and other sources on a 52-inch Panasonic plasma monitor. Two separate 27-inch monitors are used for preview and program.

Fluent Clip Store is used to manage and play videos, which are frequently used during services. So far, Forteza has only used Fluent Macros to build one picture-in-picture configuration. He literally built the macro during a service; he said it was so easy, he was able to build it on the fly.

“I’m all about efficiency,” Forteza said. “All that automation blew my mind. The Broadcast Pix really fits my world.”

About Broadcast Pix
Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its Granite native HD and Slate hybrid HD/SD/analog systems create compelling live video. They run unique Fluent file-based workflow software that streamlines production and improves functionality. With integrated switcher, multi-view, CG, clip and graphic stores, and aspect and format conversion, Granite and Slate are a fraction of the cost of a legacy control room to buy, staff and operate. They are future-proof, as they can upgrade to 3Gbps 1080p. Customers include leading broadcast, webcast, podcast, entertainment, mobile, corporate, education, religious, and government studios in more than 70 countries. Learn more at


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