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NewTV Upgrades to Full HD Production for City Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Newton Media Center (NewTV), the Emmy Award-winning community media center serving Newton, Mass., upgraded its City Hall meeting coverage last spring with a new Mica 500 integrated production switcher. The PEG (public, education, government) operation was recently provided with three HD channels by RCN, and now provides full HD coverage of its city council meetings. ...

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FOR-A’s New Cost-Efficient HVS-490 Video Switcher Now Shipping

FOR-A®’s latest solution in its popular line of HANABI video switchers, the HVS-490 HD/4K-UHD unit, is now shipping. Offering an extensive feature set in a compact unit, the new HVS-490 production switcher offers 4K-UHD and 3G capabilities, and is designed for use in any live environment, including mobile shoots, events, and in-house corporate productions. Numerous customers in both North and South America ...

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Polk County Produces Board Meetings, Studio Programs with Broadcast Pix

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Polk County Government TV in Central Florida installed two Mica™ 1000 integrated production switchers in March for its extensive coverage of government meetings and studio productions. Stephen Barnes, PGTV producer, said the upgrades to both control rooms were essential, as PGTV staff was spending too much time and money trying to find and replace ...

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Chelmsford TeleMedia Produces Local Election Coverage Efficiently with Broadcast Pix Granite Switcher with Rapid CG

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Chelmsford TeleMedia (CTM), a local access station serving Chelmsford, Mass., used its Granite™ 5000 integrated production switcher with optional Rapid CG software to produce live coverage of the town’s April 4 election returns. According to Dan Silvia, technical producer for CTM, the show was over in half its scheduled time because the process for sharing results ...

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Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Earn Best of Show Award at NAB 2017 from TV Technology

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new BPswitch™ family of integrated video production switchers received NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented last month at the 2017 NAB Show by TV Technology. BPswitch features the industry’s first comprehensive control-over-IP platform, allowing full access to switching, CG, clips, robotic camera control, and more from anywhere via tablet, smartphone, laptops, and traditional control ...

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Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix Switchers

Chelmsford, Mass. – Broadcast Pix™ today announced an agreement with NewBlue, an innovative titling and video effects company based in San Diego, to include its high-end CG engine in Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. Titler Live powered by NewBlueFX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its new graphics capabilities at ...

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City of Durham Takes First Step Toward HD Production with Broadcast Pix

Chelmsford, Mass. – Broadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Durham, N.C., has upgraded to a Granite™ 1000 integrated production switcher for coverage of its bi-monthly city council and monthly planning commission meetings. Vivian Cruz-O’Doherty, government television manager in the city’s Office of Public Affairs, said the new switcher is Durham’s first step toward upgrading its meeting coverage to HD production. The city ...

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FOR-A Expands Popular 1 M/E Switcher Series with HVS-100 Express

Cypress, CA – FOR-A Corporation of America will show an expansion of its popular 1 M/E HVS-100 video switcher series at the 2017 NAB SHOW. FOR-A will introduce the cost-effective HVS-100 Express in booth C5117 during the show. With a list price of $7,900, the HVS-100 Express is controlled via any tablet, handheld or laptop type device with a web browser as opposed to ...

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Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed for Live Production with New FOR-A Switcher

NAB Introductions to Include Low-Cost Switcher with Ability to Support up to 10 Inputs and Seven 4K Outputs Cypress, CA – FOR-A will introduce the HVS-490 live HD/4K-UHD multiple effects production switcher; HVS-100TB2 interface; MBP-200TB2 SDI Gateway with Thunderbolt™ interface; and FVW-700 HD/4K-UHD telestrator. Held from April 22-27 this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, FOR-A will exhibit in NAB ...

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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line in North, Central and South America

Cypress, CA – FOR-A Corporation of America and ClassX announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis, the ClassX solution of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, Central, and South America. The agreement provides broadcasters and live event producers with the ability to create ...

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Broadcast Pix Upgrade Adds Native Facebook Live Support to Integrated Production Switchers

Chelmsford, Mass. – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its integrated production switchers now offer native support for Facebook Live. Available this spring, the upgrade will be included in all new switchers and as a free upgrade for switchers currently under warranty. Before, Broadcast Pix users would have to login to Facebook, then copy and paste a stream key that changed with every ...

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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service. A systems integrator ...

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Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion Hockey with Broadcast Pix

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – As part of a unique partnership, students from Canadore College’s Broadcasting and Video Production program in North Bay, Ontario, use a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 2000 integrated production switcher to provide scoreboard video coverage of the North Bay Battalion hockey team at the North Bay Memorial Gardens Sports Arena. The city owns the arena, but the Canadore staff built the control room ...

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Metro Nashville Network Improves Election Coverage with Broadcast Pix

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Metro Nashville Network, the government access channel for Nashville, Tenn., added BPNet™ Rapid CG software to one of its new Mica™ integrated production switchers to enhance its Election Night coverage on Nov. 8. For the first time, the station presented real-time results with animated graphics with candidate images. Unlike other stations that offer ...

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Broadcast Pix Offers Free BPNet Upload App to Allow Easy Sharing of Media Content from Mobile Devices

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced BPNet Upload, a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices that simplifies and accelerates the secure sharing of photo and video content. Working in conjunction with the new BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service, BPNet Upload makes it easy for reporters to transfer media files from the field directly to a Broadcast Pix ...

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Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD Upgrade

Church’s million-dollar control room upgrade was completed in under a week Cypress, CA – Bakersfield, C.A.-based Valley Baptist Church built their SDI digital facility in 2005 when an HD control room wasn’t an affordable option. Last year around the tenth anniversary of its video production facility, the church decided it was time for an upgrade. Valley Baptist worked with systems ...

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