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Multi-Configurable Integrated Production Switchers

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Introducing the next generation multi-configurable Flint systems, featuring 2 enhanced models; the Flint LX and Flint LS. Both models feature improved audio and video input flexibility and functionality, with new auto-sensing inputs. Experience these innovative integrated production systems that include built-in HD streaming and recording, powerful production tools and integrated workflows. Completely configurable and customizable, Flint systems make it easy for any user, in any production environment, to create dynamic live video.

the new Flint series

Now available the Flint LS features 6 HD/SD SDI or HDMI inputs, the Flint LX features 4, plus both models include 1 available input for analog video and 2 network inputs. Includes 3 key layers, each with a DVE for PiP and ClearKey chromakeyer, 2 clip channels with storage for up to 60 hours of clips and animations with audio, and an internal dual-channel cg with 6 graphic channels. Flint systems are not only configurable but also completely customizable. Create your own high-resolution multi-view layouts, simplify complicated effects with file-based macros, and create realistic virtual sets. Use Flint’s device controls to operate an entire studio of devices such as Sony IP-based ptz cameras, Matrox Monarch HD, and AJA KUMO routers. Flint can automatically connect to the Internet and deliver 6 simultaneously outputs.

Flint Features

Flint Features

Experience an easier way to produce great shows!

Intgest with ease

Multiple Cameras
   Computer Files
Studio Files
   Cloud-Based Content
   Twitter, RRS, Data  
Ingest CamerasMix 4 or 6 SDI or HDMI and analog cameras. Can also mix 1080i, 720p and SD formats. 
  IIngest Filesnput moving video from Skype, PPT, or anything on a laptop, with Flint’s HDMI inputs. Has built-in cropping and scaling abilities.
  Ingest Watch-FoldersWatch-
folders can accept clips, animations and graphics from Final Cut and more, even during a show. 
  Ingest Cloud-Based ContentConnect Watch-
folders to Google Dropbox, Drive, and Microsoft One Drive to add content to your show, from anywhere.
  Ingest RSS FeedsFlow Twitter and RSS feeds directly to air or first pre-screen. Graphics can be automatically updated and connected to Daktronics and OES scoreboards.

Use world-class production tools built for today's users

Control Surfaces   Multi-Format Switcher
  Customizable Multi-View   Device Controls
Control Surfaces Variety of control options. System comes with 2 monitors and keyboard and mouse, but can also be controlled via touch screen, iPad, or tablet. Optional control panels include a custom Fluent Keyboard, 500 compact panel, 1000 panel with patented PixButtons and an expanded 2000 panel.   IFlint Switchernput up to 6 cameras and 2 network inputs, plus 8 channels of built-in clips and graphics. Mix 1080i, 720p and SD video sources. 3 standard key layers each with a customizable DVE for Picture and Picture and flying keys.   Customizable Multi-ViewSee your I/O in high resolution, plus each key layer, file libraries, clocks, counters, safe areas, incoming files through watch-folders and more. Completely customizable as every window is resizable, movable and can eb replicated to create your optimum look.   Device Control BankEvery control surface has a device control bank that enables control of any internal or external device. Select the device and then use the 12 button PixPad to select any file, macro, robotic camera preset, etc. Device controls also include joystick, knobs and display. Enables fast action control of all content.
Dual-Channel Clip Server   CG Graphics   ClearKey
  Internal Audio Mixer
Dual Channel Clip ServerPlayout up to 30 hours of clips and animations, with audio. Clips can be individually set to auto-start when taken to air, auto-transition, rewind, loop, etc. 
  CG GraphicsIncludes 6 channels of graphics and a built-in broadcast quality Harris Inscriber CG (Character generator).
  ClearKeyUse the next generation chromakeyer that features one touch control and delivers outstanding results.  
  Flint Internal Audio MixerControl 8-channel audio inputs from any camera or clip store on an intuitive audio interface. Mix embedded and external audio. 
Fluent Macros   Virtual Sets   External Device Control   Add Operators
Fluent MacrosUnique to Broadcast Pix, Fluent Macros easily executes any combination of video, files, and device moves for complex effects with the push of a button. Save up to 1000 macros. Great for double boxes, triple boxes and intros, and any complex shot.   Virtual SetsShoot talent in front of a green or blue screen and then place in any location with virtual sets. Use the included sets, or easily create your own out of any picture with the included virtual set editor. Combine with Macros for PiP or slow zooms.    External Device ControlEasily operated by the Multi-View or control panel, control robotic cameras from Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi, Lumens or Telemetrics. Video servers and recorders from Blackmagic, AJA, Grass Valley, Omneon, Harris and 360 Systems. Streamers from ViewCast and more.
  Add OperatorsFlint's integrated system can easily be controlled by one operator or shared for more complex productions. Add a graphics operator on the keyboard, or add an operator using a virtual panel, iPad or smartphone.

Deliver exciting live video

  Video Outputs
  Record   Stream AND Record
Stream.FLV with Adobe Media Live Encoder at up to 720p resolution or .WMV with Windows Expression Encoder at SD resolution. Maintain lip-sync no matter how hard you push Flint, thanks to our patented process.
Video Outputs Output up to 6 video formats: HD SDI, SD SDI, HDMI, analog component, Y/C and component simultaneously. Audio output embedded in SDI/HDMI, plus 4 channels balanced analog adn 2 channels AES/EBU. 
RecordRecord your program output as the show is being created with internal program output recording, 1920x1080i Motion JPEG .AVI file with audio.
Stream and RecordFull 1920 x 1080 HD 4:2:2 recording in a choice of formats and the ability to record directly to your internal clipstore for instant playback. Drag your finished file directly to your favorite non linear editor with no transcoding.

Flint is a member of the Broadcast Pix family of integrated production systems.

For larger systems with more I/O, more key layers and media capacity check out Mica and Granite.  

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