Broadcast Pix Builds Mobile Studio for Europe Road Show
Pix announced an innovative approach to customer demonstrations that takes its
Slate live production system to broadcasters and production professionals
Europe. The company built a small
but complete broadcast production studio in a mobile demo van that featured a
fully functional Slate live production system. The road show began in the
United Kingdom and will be
followed by tours in
Germany, eventually crossing all 27
countries of the European Union through 2008 and beyond.
Broadcast Pix Slate system is a very strong product with an excellent
reputation, but to be fully appreciated it must be seen in a complete studio
configuration that mimics an authentic studio environment,” said David Hughes,
Broadcast Pix Operations Manager for Europe, Africa and the
East. “The investment in a demonstration van allows us to
convey the full strength of the Slate platform to more people in a more
Pix Slate system, available in three configurations to meet the different needs
of broadcast and production professionals, integrates a production switcher,
production control panel, Inscriber CG, transitional effects, chroma-keyer,
clip store, 16:9 & 4:3 aspect ratio treatment, and multi-view monitoring,
among other functions, in a single workstation-based system.
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integrated the studio in the Broadcast Pix European Demonstration Van.
The comprehensive studio configuration will feature a complete Slate 1000
system plus camera control and a Yamaha audio mixer.
The OB Van
integration means that the company will save at least two hours per
demonstration compared to the previous method of unloading, setting up, and
tearing down each demonstration, allowing representatives to schedule more
presentations per day or cover a wider territory during a specific demo
tour. Set up now requires only a convenient parking spot. The van can run
from its power or a convenient power outlet.
a conventional control room comprised of individual components, a mobile studio
with this kind of power would require a large truck,” said Ken Swanton,
President of Broadcast Pix. “With Broadcast Pix, this all fits into
a conventional Mercedes van, which makes it even easier to show the nimble
solutions made possible by Broadcast Pix Slate systems.”