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Large-scale Integrated Production Switchers

     

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Exceptionally powerful and reliable, Broadcast Pix Granite was designed for demanding large-scale live productions while retaining great ease-of-use. Featuring Fluent Control, Granite offers a one-of-a-kind video production experience by giving users complete control over all of their live show elements. Harness the power of Granite’s switcher and server, built-in performance tools and automated workflows, all at your fingertips. Whether you are a single operator or part of a large team, effortlessly control every source, clip, graphic, effect and more. See how easy it is to master the art of video production and deliver exciting live results with Broadcast Pix Granite systems.

The Granite Series

Broadcast Pix Granite is our most powerful system that offers the highest I/O capacity, most redundant architecture, and the most available options. Granite features up to 22 multi-def SDI inputs + 2 external key cut, 12 multi-def SDI outputs, 2 DVI outputs, and 8 channels of clips and graphics. Includes 6 standard key layers with up to 6 DVEs and ClearKey chromakeyer, built-in dual-channel cg and clip server with storage of up to 180 hours of clips and graphics. Deliver multiple outputs with the built-in router to send any of the 22 inputs to any of the 12 outputs. Depend on Granite's rock-solid low latency and mission-critical high redundancy in power, switching, panels and storage. The Granite X series features maximum I/O, 2 M/E control and support of up to 4 fully customizable multi-views.

Roadie Features

Granite Features

Fluent Control Workflows + Powerful Performance Tools

>>> Integrated Ingest >>>
Cameras, Files, Cloud-Content

 
Multiple Cameras
  Computer Files
  Studio Files
  Cloud Content
  Twitter, RRS, Data   
Ingest Cameras11 or 22 HD/SD SDI inputs for cameras and other external inputs. Auto-detect and mix and match 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.

>>> Production Controls <<<
Integrated Production Tool Set

 
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, and our 1000, 2000, 5000 and 6000 panels with patented PixButtons.   Granite Multi-Format Switcher and ServerThe Granite is our most powerful switcher with up to 22 video inputs, 12 SDI and 2 DVI outputs, plus 7 channels of built in clips and graphics. Auto-detect and mix 1080i, 720p and SD formats. 6 key layers, with customizable DVEs for Picture and Picture and flying keys, and chromakeys.   Customizable Multi-ViewSee all your I/O, key layers, file libraries, clocks, counters, safe areas, incoming files and more. Completely customizable as every window is resizable and movable. Supports up to 4 monitors and replicate windows across monitors. Full motion monitoring windows include 4 outputs, 8 external inputs (16 on Granite X), 1 clip channel, up to 6 key windows.   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
  Fluent Macros
Dual Channel Clip ServerPlayout up to 180 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 8 channels of graphics and a built-in broadcast quality CG (Character generator).
  ClearKeyUse the next generation chromakeyer that features one touch control and delivers outstanding results.  
  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 Sets   External Device Control   PixPlay
  Add Operators
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 ControlControl robotic cameras from Lumens, Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi or Telemetrics. See the thumbnails on the Fluent-View and select presets, or manually control. Also control video servers and recorders from Blackmagin, AJA, EditShare, Grass Valley, Omneon, Harris and 360 Systems. Control streamers from ViewCast, and audio mixers from Yamaha and others.   PixPlayThis optional feature will turn your system into a slow motion device when paired with a Blackmagic Hyperdeck or AJA Ki Pro.   Add OperatorsThis 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.

<<< Integrated Delivery <<<
Deliver for Broadcast or Stream

 
Video Outputs   
Multi-Screen   
Built-in Router
  
Ultra Low Latency
Video OutputsDeliver with 14 outputs; 12 SDI, and 2 DVI. Output 1080i, 720p and SD.  
Multi-Screen Video OutputDrive up to 3 screens at once with program and dual PowerAux™ outputs, and add key layers to all. Great for 3 IMAG screens, 3 internet streams, 3 television channels, or any combination.    
Broadcast Pix Remote PanelSend any SDI input to any SDI outputs.  
Delivery Low LatencyEnjoy exceptional end-to-end low latency of just 1 frame (that’s 33 ms at 60Hz, 40 ms at 50Hz) with gen-locked sources, which is ideal for the most demanding live events.
             
Highly Redundant   Great Support
   
   
Highly RedundantBuilt-in redundancies keep Granite always on air. Redundant power is included in both the switcher and server providing redundant control, by use of the Multi-View or Virtual panel, if ever needed.   

Great SupportWith Broadcast Pix you enjoy knowledgeable, helpful technical support. These experts can even log into your system remotely to diagnose any issue and help you create with confidence. 

       

Mica is the middle member of the Broadcast Pix family of integrated production systems.

For smaller systems check out Flint and for our mid-sized Mica.

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wnyf-tv.jpgFor the workflow to be very powerful, I think it has to be intuitive – not just how you route files, but where you’re routing them from and how they appear. Granite makes it easy.”

- T. John McCune
Multimedia team leader
SUNY Fredonia, NY