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Broadcast Pix Granite

Large-scale Integrated Production Switchers

     

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Exceptionally powerful and reliable, Broadcast Pix Granite™ is the large-scale integrated production switcher built for the most demanding productions environments that retains great ease-of-use. These fail-safe systems seamlessly integrate with an entire studio of production tools and devices to provide users with unrivaled integration and unmatched operator control. Granite systems are completely configurable and customizable - ready for any production or show. Broadcast Pix Granite enables anyone to easy to create, control and deliver high-end live video for broadcast or stream.

THE GRANITE SERIES

  • New Granite SFP modules: customizable I/O support for SMPTE 2022-6, ASPEN, HDMI with audio,
    and SDI
  • Up to 22 multi-def inputs + 2 external key cut, 8 channels of clips & graphics, and 12 multi-def outputs
    + 2 DVI outputs 
  • Built-in 2 Clip, 2 Animation, 2 CG and 2 Still Stores 
  • 6 key layers with 4 DVEs and Virtual Studios with ClearKey™ chromakeyer 
  • Full-featured 2 M/E control 
  • BPNet™ media management & collaboration
  • BPView™ customizable multiview monitoring - up to 4 monitors
  • Patented low latency technology 
  • Mission critical redundancy: redundant PSUs, fail-over IP

                     Broadcast Pix Granite SFP Modules

New Granite SFP

Granite will offer a configurable I/O card option that can be customized using Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) modules. Each I/O card can support up to 11 inputs and one key, as well as six outputs. The modules enable facilities to precisely tailor their I/O options to suit both current requirements and future needs. Granite SFPs offer options to add future-proof support for IP-based production.

Roadie Features

Granite Features

Experience an easier way to produce great shows

Ingest with ease

 
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.

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, 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.

Deliver exciting live video

 
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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