Pixel Power BVE Preview 2012

ChannelMaster can integrate with many automation and MAM systems

For more than two decades, Pixel Power has led the broadcast graphics field, delivering high value systems that provide customers with maximum flexibility and the minimum operational complexity. For the first time in the UK, Pixel Power is exhibiting its no-compromise integrated playout technology ChannelMaster™.

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MULTI-AWARD-WINNING CHANNELMASTER INTEGRATED PLAYOUT:
ChannelMaster is a fully integrated playout solution that frees broadcasters from compromise. It incorporates all the functionality to deliver a channel to air but with playout capabilities that make channel-in-a-box an exciting choice for broadcasters across the region. The need for sophisticated integrated playout systems continues to grow as the number of channels being launched requires a new level of playout efficiency and this technology satisfies that need. It integrates storage, graphics, DVE, audio, subtitling, master control, live feed and long-form video playout within a single dedicated hardware platform.

By placing Pixel Power’s market-leading graphics engine at its core, ChannelMaster includes dedicated processing for the full range of sophisticated graphics including real time 3D, multichannel clips with alpha and unlimited layers. A single ChannelMaster unit can be configured as one complex channel with preview or two simpler channels.

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One of the key benefits of this technology is no automation lock-in: ChannelMaster can integrate with many automation and MAM systems by way of an open XML protocol or legacy industry standard protocols providing a level of flexibility not always previously seen. Alternatively it can be controlled by Pixel Power’s new Gallium scheduling, asset management and automation solution.

ChannelMaster also brings the world of live content playout to integrated systems. Benefiting from a built-in master control switcher and two video inputs it’s an excellent proposition for the transmission of live events. ChannelMaster can also control the upstream router – allowing virtually unlimited video inputs. In addition, it’s also capable of live transitions between sources with preview – vital in a live environment as any broadcaster knows.

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