Broadcast Pix delivers enhanced iPad control panel app

Version 2.0 of Broadcast Pix’s popular iPixPanel app for Apple iPad can control any Broadcast Pix integrated production system to provide an intuitive wireless control surface for the operator. V2 adds a three-axis virtual joystick, rotary knobs, additional mnemonics and enhanced connectivity. Priced at $9.99, it is a free upgrade for V1 customers and is available now from the Apple Store.

“Our first generation iPad control surface was ahead of its time,” says Broadcast Pix CEO Steve Ellis. “By combining the iPad app with a touch screen, you have what I would describe as next generation workflow. Version 2 takes the art of live studio production one step further. The iPad is a dramatic and cost-effective way to enhance your end-to-end production needs.”

iPixPanel controls all aspects of a Broadcast Pix system to create professional live video. It switches cameras and adds key layers, while its patented device control bank can control the system’s clip server, CG and more. It also features patented PixButtons that dynamically change to show the device and file name on the button for selecting with confidence during live productions. PixButton mnemonics have been enhanced in V2 to show the exact names of Fluent Macros effects on the buttons, not just numbers, which aids recall of powerful effects.

Robotic camera control has been enhanced as well, with a virtual joystick that can position and zoom a camera, plus knobs to adjust focus, iris, white balance, and other settings. The joystick and knobs can also customise PiP boxes to position, size, crop or add borders. Plus, the knobs can quickly scrub through a clip in the system’s clip players, or change fade rates for switching video or adding key layers.

V2 also enhances connectivity, ensuring that the iPad maintains its wireless connection to control the Broadcast Pix system, even in the most crowded Wi-Fi environments, and it rapidly and automatically reconnects if a connection is lost.

In addition, iPixPanel can be the sole control surface for a system, or it can be a handy portable panel.

Any Broadcast Pix Granite, Mica, Slate or Flint live production system can be controlled through iPixPanel, which is compatible with all generations of iPads. Broadcast Pix also offers iPixPad, a free iPhone app, as well as control surface solutions for Androids and Windows tablets.

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