Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production Switchers
Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ recently announced a special Slate™ trade-in program that offers incentives for customers to upgrade to native HD Mica™ or Granite™ integrated production switchers. The program ends June 30.
Customers who trade in any Slate will save $2,500 off the purchase of a new Mica integrated production switcher, plus receive a free camera option and an additional year of warranty. Customers who move up to a Granite large-scale integrated production switcher save $3,500 – or $4,000 for a Granite X system – plus receive the remote camera control option and extended warranty. For Slate systems purchased after Jan. 1, 2012, upgrading customers will receive an additional $500 trade-in credit, plus three additional key layers (for a total of six) for Mica systems.
“This is a great opportunity for our Slate customers to make the move to native HD production,” said Steve Ellis, general manager, Broadcast Pix. “Our Mica and Granite systems deliver better images and more versatile features than our legacy Slate systems.”
The 1 M/E Mica features eight SDI inputs and an additional SDI input for a key source, plus six SDI and two DVI outputs. Granite includes 11 SDI inputs (expandable to 22) with six key layers for compositing, plus six SDI outputs (expandable to 12) and two DVI outputs. For large-scale live productions, the 2 M/E Granite X provides 22 SDI inputs and 12 outputs, plus a quad monitor customizable multi-view with 16 full-motion windows.
All Mica and Granite systems include seven channels for clips and graphics, as well as the ability to include cloud-based content in live productions while maintaining constant lip sync. Fluent™ workflow software included with each system features a built-in Inscriber CG, clip server, file-based macros, ClearKey next generation chromakey, customizable virtual sets and external device control.
Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ Promotion
Broadcast Pix™ today announced new financing packages designed to help customers upgrade to new technology without a large initial cash outlay. Through a partnership with First Option Capital, Broadcast Pix U.S.-based customers have access to several financing products and payment plans through June 30, 2014. Broadcast Pix also announced a “Sports Bundle” promotion that provides discounts for integrated production systems that are tailored for live sports productions.
When financing through First Option and Broadcast Pix, new systems will include free options worth up to $2,950, including camera driver software ($1,450) and an Inscriber CG license ($500). Mica™ integrated production switchers, which come standard with three key layers, will also include three additional keyers ($1,000) for a total of six.
Special financing options include zero down at signing or 90-day deferred payments, and other terms and leasing options are available. Approval decisions are available within a few hours in most cases.
“We are still in a challenging economy, but these special financing offers make it easier for production companies, broadcasters, schools, local governments and houses of worship to upgrade their facilities,” said Steve Ellis, general manager, Broadcast Pix. “Our partnership with First Option Capital provides our dealers and customers with a dedicated and preferred financing partner who provides flexible alternatives to traditional cash sales or conventional bank loans.”
With the Sports Bundle promotion, customers will receive a 5 percent discount on a Granite™, Mica or Flint™ integrated production switcher when bundled with a ReVue slow motion replay system. If customers purchase both the ReVue and fX3D real-time 3D graphics system with an integrated production switcher, they will receive a 5 percent discount on the complete package. The Sports Bundle promotion can be combined with special financing packages.
The new fX3D features a simplified end-to-end graphics workflow that makes it easy to create and playout high-end graphics. Developed in collaboration with strategic partner EditShare, ReVue is a new HD slow motion replay system with compact controller that is available in two and four-channel configurations. Both affordable new products work independently in existing production environments or can be added to Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers.
Additional information is available at www.broadcastpix.com/Partners/Financing-Solutions.html.
About First Option Capital First Option Capital is fully dedicated to the Broadcast & Media industry by supporting and providing dealers and customers nationwide with a seamless, efficient and professionally delivered approach to equipment financing. This is done in part through integrating our financing team’s industry knowledge along with several unique processes. One major emphasis is to set the right expectations up front and early on for the dealer and the customer, this is a key ingredient to our company philosophy and current success. For more information, please contact First Option/Larry Schultz at 949-900-6303 or via e-mail at Larry@firstoptioncapital.com.
About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated production switchers, with customers in more than 110 countries. Available in several configurations, from compact systems with end-to-end integration to large-scale systems for high-end live productions, Broadcast Pix switchers include CG, dual clip stores, file-based macros, external control software, and customizable multi-view and virtual sets with patented control options. Broadcast Pix also offers ReVue next generation slow motion systems, fX3D real-time 3D graphics, Rapid CG dynamic graphic playout software, and VOX voice-automated live video production, each designed to enhance our highly integrated live production switchers. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, government, religious, sports, streaming, and visual radio studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.
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