Broadcast Pix releases new software
Broadcast Pix’s new Version 3.5 software brings the cloud-based file and data access of its Flint integrated production system to its Mica and Granite systems. The software upgrade connects any system to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, or any cloud-based resource for access to graphics, animations and clips during live productions. V3.5 also provides access to Twitter, RSS feeds, and cloud-based databases for live updates to on-air graphics. The new software will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2013 later this month.
Using Fluent Watch-Folders, Broadcast Pix’s built-in ingest and content management system, V3.5 allows access to any file from a cloud-based resource, even during the middle of a live production. The system operator is alerted when a file arrives, the file’s thumbnail appears on the system monitor, and the file name appears on the control panel’s button. V3.5 includes enhanced PixMaster file management software to view and manage file metadata, such as setting files to auto-start when taken into the live show.
V3.5 also allows any Broadcast Pix system to run an enhanced family of optional Fluent Rapid CG software to connect cloud data directly to on-air graphics. New Fluent Rapid CG LT connects to Twitter and other cloud data sources, enabling the viewing audience to become part of the production. Tweets can flow directly to air or be pre-screened with a built-in management system for editing, reordering or deleting Tweets. Specific words and users can also be automatically blocked. Fluent Rapid CG LT also enables RSS, clock, and weather feeds to flow into on-air graphics.
New Fluent Rapid CG V3 includes all the LT features plus dual-channel connectivity to local and cloud-based databases, news automation and scoreboards. Cloud-based databases are becoming common for sports, elections, and other applications, for example, and Fluent Rapid CG V3 allows sports scores in league databases to automatically flow into on-air graphics.