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Broadcast Pix Granite

Large-scale Integrated Production Switchers


Easily Create Compelling Live Video on the most integrated Switchers


Exceptionally powerful and reliable, Broadcast Pix Granite™ is the large-scale integrated production switcher built for the most demanding productions environments, from sports to broadcasting and other large venues.

Choose from the widest range of control panels to fit any environment such as the large panel shown above to more compact models as shown at the right. Fail-safe Granite 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. They enable anyone to easy to create, control and deliver high-end live video for broadcast or stream.
  

The Granite series

  • Up to 22 multi-def SDI inputs + 2 external key cut, 8 channels of clips & graphics, and 12 multi-def SDI outputs + 2 DVI outputs
  • 8 built-in media channels: 2 Clips , 2 Animations , 2 CG titles and 2 stills  
  • 6 key layers with 4 DVEs and Virtual Studios with ClearKey™ chromakeyer  
  • Full-featured 2 M/E control, with familiar panel layout for program/preview and keying 
  • Built in CG graphics system 
  • BPNet™ cloud inputs, outputs, sharing and management  
  • BPView™ customizable multi-view monitoring - up to 4 monitors
  • Commander Interface option enables easy control by non-technical operators  
  • Patented low latency technology, great for projection in live events on up to 3 different screens  
  • Mission critical redundancy: redundant PSUs, fail-over IP
            
New Broadcast Pix BPNet

New BPNet

BPNet extends Granite’s integration beyond the switcher, enabling cloud based inputs and outputs, and the ultimate in sharing and management. Learn more

Granite Features

Ingest with ease

Multiple Cameras
  Computer Files
  Studio Files
  Cloud Content
  Optional Social Media, Data  
Multiple Cameras11 or 22 HD/SD SDI inputs for cameras and other external inputs. Auto-detect and mix and match 1080i, 720p, and SD formats.   Features Ingest Computer FilesInput clips and graphics into the built-in clip, title and still stores.    
  Watch-FoldersWatch-folders can accept clips and graphics from Final Cut and more, even during a show. And BPNet auto-converts formats.   Broadcast Pix BPNetAdd content from anywhere with BPNet, the cloud service built for video.   Ingest DataRapid CG flows Twitter and RSS feeds directly to air or first pre-screen. Graphics can be automatically updated from Daktronics and OES scoreboards.

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

Panels with PixButtons™   Multi-Format Switcher
  BPView™ Multi-View   Device Controls
PixButtonChoose from 5 control panels, most of which feature patented PixButtons, which can even display file names. Or use touch-screen control.   Multi-Format SwitcherThe 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. View close-up of back panel here   BPView MultiViewSee 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 ControlsEvery 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.
             
BPNet Management   Dual-Channel Clip Server   CG Graphics
  Macros
Broadcast Pix BPNetBPNet extends Granite’s integration beyond the switcher, enabling cloud based inputs and outputs, and the ultimate in sharing and management.    
 
  Dual-Channel ClipsPlayout 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). Unlike some other integrated systems, the CG can keep running during the show.      
  Fluent MacrosUnique to Broadcast Pix, 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.
             
ClearKey™ and Virtual Studios   Optional External Device Control   Optional Commander 
  Add Operators
Virtual StudiosSuperb 
chromakeyer 
features one touch control. Shoot 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 ControlIntimately 
control robotic cameras from Lumens, Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi or Telemetrics. Control video recorders from AJA, BlackMagic and others. Control streamers, routers and mixers. Enjoy slow motion with PixPlay.
  Broadcast Pix CommanderNew Commander is a breakthrough in ease of use which enables EVERYONE to create great live video for any meeting. Intuitive touch-screen controls robotic cameras, titles, topics and more.   Add OperatorThis 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   
Built-in Router   
Multi-Screen
  
Ultra Low Latency
Video OutputsDeliver with 14 outputs; 12 SDI, and 2 DVI. Output 1080i, 720p and SD.  
Remote PanelSend any SDI input to any SDI output.  
Multi ScreenDrive up to 3 screens at once with different things on each. Great for 3 IMAG screens, 3 internet streams, 3 television channels, or any combination.    
Ultra 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.
             
Redundant Panels
and Power
  Redundant Switching
  Great Support  
   
RedundantBuilt-in redundancies keep Granite always on air. Redundant power is included in the switcher frame, server and control panel. And if the panel stops you can switch from BPView.     Redundant

The Granite server is highly reliable, but if it ever should stop, you can still switch cameras from the control panel.

  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.      

Granite is the largest 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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Spectrum Productions LogoDelay is a big problem for live events. The Granite has very minimal latency, and that was a factor in selecting it.”

- Preston MacIntyre
President
Spectrum Productions