News: Broadcast Pix Launches New Mica Live Video Production Systems
Pristine HD and Leadership Integration from $16,900
(Billerica, Massachusetts--September 9, 2011) Broadcast Pix™ today introduced Mica™, a new family of live video production systems that provide pristine HD and leadership integration at an unprecedented price point. Mica will be demonstrated for the first time at IBC2011, which runs 9-13 Sept. at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam (Stand 7.B20).
The new Mica system harnesses the native HD technology from the award-winning Broadcast Pix Granite™ systems in a compact, cost effective package. It also includes Broadcast Pix Fluent™ software that tightly integrates video and file-based content, so even a single operator can create compelling live productions.
Mica includes a multi-definition switcher that can mix eight HD/SD-SDI inputs with seven channels of internal clips, animations, and graphics. There is support for up to six keyers and DVEs, six HD/SD-SDI outputs, and two DVI outputs. It also includes a 30-hour clip store and a Harris or optional Chyron character generator.
“With Mica, you pay for a switcher and get an HD control room,” said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “But unlike a conventional control room, Mica is so well integrated, that a solo operator can combine cameras, clips, and graphics into great live video.”
Pricing starts at $16,900 for Mica Desktop, which is controlled through a touch screen or mouse interface. Mica 500, at $19,900, includes a control surface with a patented device control section. Mica 1000 and Mica 2000, with larger and more powerful control panels, sport patented PixButtons, which dynamically display sources and devices in the button to switch with confidence. All four Mica models are available now.
Housed in a single 4 RU case, Mica features an I/O board with a wide back panel for easy, uncluttered connectivity. Additional Mica features include:
Mica is ideal for all live productions including broadcast, corporate, government, and educational facilities, as well as live entertainment and houses of worship. It also provides an upgrade path to native HD production for Broadcast Pix Slate™ users, and can be easily upgraded to Granite™, which can support 2 M/E productions and offers more I/O, redundancy, and performance options. Pricing is for the Americas, and monitors are not included.
To see a short video of Mica benefits, please visit http://www.broadcastpix.com/Videos.html.
About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its systems provide the best control surface for combining cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. These surfaces enable total control of the built-in multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls. Its Fluent™ workflow enables files and data to be easily incorporated from other parts of the studio. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. System range from small systems controlled by a touch-screen to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 80 countries. Learn more at http://www.broadcastpix.com.