Mica Live Video Production System Earns STAR Award at IBC2011
Press Release from Broadcast Pix
Billerica, Massachusetts (September 19, 2011) - Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new Mica™ live video production system was honored with the STAR Award from TV Technology Europe during IBC2011 earlier this month in Amsterdam.
The STAR Award (short for Superior Technology Award Recipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase technological innovations for the broadcast industry. "STAR Awards are given to interesting new products that help a user save money or accomplish a task in an easier way," said Mark Hallinger, editor of TV Technology Europe. "The products selected help advance the industry – some were chosen because of technical novelty or innovation, some because they filled an important gap in the production or transmission chain, and some because they were just cool products."
“We want to thank TV Technology Europe for recognizing Mica with a STAR Award during IBC,” said Ken Swanton, president, Broadcast Pix. “It’s always gratifying when other industry professionals appreciate your new products. We think our Mica family of products will be a big asset for video professionals, because it provides all the tools you need to create compelling live HD video at the price of a switcher.”
The new Mica system provides pristine HD and leadership integration in a compact, cost effective package. It harnesses the native HD technology from the award-winning Broadcast Pix Granite™ systems, and includes Broadcast Pix Fluent™ software, which tightly integrates video and file-based content, so even a single operator can create compelling live productions. Housed in a single 4 RU case, Mica includes a multi-definition switcher that can mix eight HD/SD-SDI inputs with seven channels of internal clips, animations, and graphics. There is support for up to six keyers and DVEs, six HD/SD-SDI outputs, and two DVI outputs. It also includes a 30-hour clip store and a Harris or optional Chyron character generator.
To see a short video of Mica benefits, please visit www.broadcastpix.com/Videos.html.
About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its systems provide the best control surface for combining cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. These surfaces enable total control of the built-in multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls. Its Fluent™ workflow enables files and data to be easily incorporated from other parts of the studio. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. System range from small systems controlled by a touch-screen to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 80 countries. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.