The Broadcast PIx iPixPanel is an application that will allow an iPad to control any of its Flint, Granite or Mica integrated production systems.. The iPixPanel combines the iPad's user friendly touch screen and wireless control with a Broadcast Pix's panel's unprecedented feedback, which shows device and file name on the panel's buttons, helping users to create engaging live video.
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The iPixPanel will be able to control every aspect of a video production, including switching cameras, adding graphics and clips, controlling robotic cameras, and creating special effects like an interview with dual picture-in-picture. It is ideal for entry-level Broadcast Pix systems, such as the Slate 100, which is priced at $10,995 for a complete system. It also works on larger Slate systems, where a traditional control panel and multiple iPads can be used by a large team.
The iPixPanel recreates a classic switcher layout, including auto transition and cut buttons, plus eight-input program and preview busses with shift for 16 inputs. It adds device controls for the graphics system, clips store, etc. It also features PixButtons, which dynamically change to show the device attached and even the file name currently loaded, so you can tell at a glance what is loaded on every input, key, and file library button.
Slate owners will be able to download the iPixPanel application from the App Store, then add a wireless router to the Slate 100 for the freedom of handheld wireless control. According to Apple, the iPad will provide up to 10 hours of battery life and can be charged via a power adapter or USB connection to a computer.
Apple's optional iPad Case can be positioned to hold the iPad in an angled operating position on a flat surface, which more closely resembles a traditional switcher experience. Like other iPad apps, it can be used either horizontally or vertically. When rotated, the iPixPanel will automatically rotate and reconfigure to fill out the entire screen.
I’m all about efficiency. All that automation blew my mind. The Broadcast Pix really fits my world.”