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Broadcast Pix Granite

Large-Scale Integrated Production Switchers 

For the Most Demanding Productions

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Granite Systems

Granite is our premium line of Integrated Production Switchers. It has the highest I/O capacity, most redundant architecture, and the most options.  Each Granite system includes a Granite Switcher and a Granite Server.  The switcher is available with 11 or 22 HD/SD SDI inputs and has 7 channels of file-based inputs from the Server, and the switcher has 6 key layers for compositing. The server holds up to 180 hours of clips, plus graphics, and has access to cloud-based content. Redundant power and switching are standard. Granite options include 2M/E control, quad monitor Fluent-Views, and extended clip storage and redundancy. Granite has the widest variety of control surface options and panels.

Granite X Series

The Granite X Series is designed for large-scale live productions with many cameras, and has a choice of 3 control surfaces, the 2000, 5000 and 6000. All Granite X models come standard with 22 SDI inputs and 12 outputs, a quad monitor Fluent-View, and 2 M/E’s. The Granite X Series also features a unique enhanced Fluent-View with 16 full motion windows for cameras and other external inputs, up from 8 in the standard Granite. Additional external inputs move more slowly. All Granite Fluent-Views also have full motion windows for 4 outputs and 6 keys, and all are fully customizable, and can be replicated across multiple monitors.

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Granite Features

Fluent Control Workflows + Powerful Performance Tools

Granite is ideal for the most demanding large productions. It ingests up to 22 cameras, as well as files and cloud based content, has the full suite of Broadcast Pix production tools controlling the integrated switcher, clip server and CG to create highly professional video, and then delivers the production with many outputs, exceptional low latency and high redundancy. 

>>> 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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- Chris Cooke
Co-owner
Feature Productions