Broadcast Pix has announced its new version 3.5 software, which brings the cloud-based file and data access of its Flint integrated production system to its Mica and Granite systems.
The software upgrade connects any system to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, or any cloud-based resource for access to graphics, animations, and clips during live productions. Version 3.5 also provides access to Twitter, RSS feeds, and cloud-based databases for live updates to on-air graphics.
Version 3.5 allows access to any file from a cloud-based resource, even during the middle of a live production. The system operator is alerted when a file arrives, the file’s thumbnail appears on the system monitor, and the file name appears on the control panel’s button. The updated software includes enhanced PixMaster file management software to view and manage file metadata, such as setting files to auto-start when taken into the live show.
It also enables any Broadcast Pix system to run an enhanced family of optional Fluent Rapid CG software to connect cloud data directly to on-air graphics. New Fluent Rapid CG LT connects to Twitter and other cloud data sources, enabling the viewing audience to become part of the production. Tweets can flow directly to air or be pre-screened with a built-in management system for editing, reordering, or deleting Tweets. Specific words and users can also be automatically blocked. Fluent Rapid CG LT also enables RSS, clock, and weather feeds to flow into on-air graphics.