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Broadcast Pix Bows BPswitch RX Mobile Integrated Switcher

A portable model in its line of integrated production switchers complete with touchscreen display is the centerpiece of the Broadcast Pix IBC exhibit.

The BPswitch RX is presented as a self-contained unit complete with touchscreen display and integrated streaming to Facebook Live and other CDNs, to provide multi-camera production and high-end motion graphics for live shows on location.

Targeting sports, concerts, and event coverage, the $14,995, switcher features four multi-definition video inputs, plus two IP inputs that support RTSP and NDI protocol. It also includes eight channels of clips and graphics, built-in audio mixer, three keyers with DVEs, and seven outputs. The integrated NewBlueNTX multi-layer 3D motion graphics CG includes hundreds of title styles and templates for creation of lower-thirds, bugs, animations, rolls, crawls, and looping effects like a glint or shine.

BPswitch RX offers the full complement of Broadcast Pix workflow tools, including built-in program recording, clip and graphic stores, file-based macros, ClearKey chromakey and Virtual Studios virtual sets, and customizable multi-view.

“These days, ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough when you’re on location. Viewers expect high-end productions, whether you’re in a studio or a stadium,” said Tony Mastantuono, product manager. “BPswitch RX provides an all-in-one video production solution in a rugged, compact package designed for mobile productions.”

Although BPswitch RX can be operated with the included keyboard and mouse, users can connect a traditional Broadcast Pix control panel or use the optional Broadcast Pix Commander customizable touchscreen interface.

“Commander helps non-technical personnel easily switch live productions, add titles, insert clips, and control robotic cameras,” said Mastantuono. “The recently updated iPixPanel and iPixPad provide other control options, allowing a second operator to complete specific production tasks through an iPad or iPhone.”

Like other models, BPswitch RX provides full-motion video and access to all sources and workflow tools through a browser-based interface. The unit supports optional robotic camera control as well as BPfusion, Broadcast Pix’s optional software for streamlined data-intensive CG graphics for sports, election, and news coverage.

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