Broadcast Pix To Launch ‘Roadie’ Mobile Production System at NABShow2015

Multi-Camera 1 M/E Switcher Includes Integrated Touchscreen, Built-In HD Streaming

Broadcast Pix™ will introduce Roadie, a mobile integrated production switcher at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth SL5625), which runs April 13-16 in Las Vegas, Nev. With built-in HD streaming and recording, as well as Broadcast Pix’s patented Fluent Control toolset, Roadie delivers a complete end-to-end production workflow that simplifies and streamlines live production on location for a single operator or small staff.

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“Roadie is the portable production solution that video professionals have been waiting for,” said Steve Ellis, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “It’s more than just a bare bones switcher offered by our competitors. Roadie is packed with all the tools you expect from a Broadcast Pix switcher – and it’s all integrated to simplify production workflows. It’s a great standalone solution and a perfect companion to operations that already use Broadcast Pix in their control rooms.”

Ruggedized for location work, Roadie weighs about 20 pounds and features a durable aluminum alloy chassis. A built-in handle allows for easy transport. Roadie’s integrated 17.3-inch HD display is a resistive touchscreen with a scratch resistant top coat, and is protected during transport by a removable cover. The system also includes a keyboard and mouse, but can also be controlled through the built-in virtual panel (just add a second touchscreen), optional Broadcast Pix 500 or 1000 control panel, or an iPad using the iPixPanel app.

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Roadie’s multi-format 1 M/E production switcherfeatures three SDI/HDMI inputs and one SDI/HDMI/analog input, eight internal channels (two clip and six graphics), one SDI/HDMI/analog out, and four balanced (1/4-inch TRS) and two AES (BNC) audio I/O. Roadie can input embedded audio and mix it with clip audio.

Cloud-based content from Skype, Twitter, and other resources can be included in live productions. All sources are automatically ingested and scaled while maintaining lip sync. Roadie also includes built-in Wi-Fi as well as two network inputs to accommodate a hotspot for connecting to cloud-based services or connecting an iPad for system control. 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.

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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, customizable virtual sets, Fluent-View customizable multi-view, and camera and device controls.

Roadie will be available in April, with pricing starting at $12,495. Optional accessories include a soft carrying case with shoulder strap and custom hard rolling case.

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