Broadcast Pix Unveils Slate V8

Enhanced Workflow Software for Slate Video Production Systems, Plus Control of ViewCast Streamers and Telemetrics Systems

(Billerica, Massachusetts) February 16, 2010. Broadcast Pix™ today announced Version 8 software for its Slate™ live video production systems. V8 features a powerful and efficient new user interface, plus enhancements to its Fluent™ Multi-View, Clip Store and Macros workflow tools. New options extend Slate’s control to ViewCast streamers and Telemetrics camera control systems. V8 will also run on upcoming Broadcast Pix 3G systems and so enable a smooth transition to a 1080p future. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate V8 at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 12-15 (Booth N4506).

Broadcast Pix will demostrate Slate V8 in Las Vegas at NAB in April

“Slate V8 is all about giving Broadcast Pix customers more,” said Ken Swanton, President, Broadcast Pix. “We’ve improved our Fluent workflow tools to make it easier than ever to produce compelling live video cost effectively. Plus, we’ve partnered with Telemetrics and ViewCast to make Slate V8 the most versatile and powerful live video production system on the market.”

Slate’s Fluent Multi-View, which goes beyond conventional multi-views by including monitors of files and keys, has an updated look that is easier to read and customize. Any element can now be resized, colors can be changed for window borders and backgrounds, and new alignment tools make it easy to optimize across as many as four monitors. A new scaling feature increases the size of on-screen text when displayed on a large wall monitor. New streamlined menus make setup faster than ever.

 “We consider the Broadcast Pix product to be an impressive and efficient production tool,” said Anthony Cuomo, Vice President and General Manager, Telemetrics. “We are also excited about the capability Telemetrics robotics adds to the system in more critical robotics applications where additional performance and features are desired. We believe the cost savings to the customer will be substantial.”

According to Dave Stoner, President and CEO of ViewCast, “The combined capabilities of Broadcast Pix and ViewCast create a very compelling solution for producing and delivering live video to the Web and mobile devices. Broadcast Pix has taken advantage of ViewCast’s Web services management platform to deliver an integrated solution for our mutual customers, enabling them to automate content encoding in the wide variety of formats supported by our Niagara encoding appliances.”

V8 is a free upgrade for all Slate systems. Beta versions will be available for download from the Broadcast Pix Web site in March, and the release version will be available for download in April.

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