Broadcast Pix™ has started the first customer shipments of RadioPix,™ its new voice-automated, integrated visual radio production solution. RadioPix lets any radio station create compelling visual programming and generate new revenue streams through an easy-to-install, user-friendly system based on proven technology, all at an affordable price of $15,000.
Broadcast Pix has long provided visual radio systems to networks and international broadcasters, including FOX, Radio France, Spanish Broadcasting and the European Broadcasting Union. The new system combines Broadcast Pix’s Media Aware macros with voice-automation to turn a radio station’s host into a video producer.
RadioPix includes two new RoboPix PTZ cameras with 20x zoom and plug-and-play operation. Users plug them into two of the included Lenovo Tiny PC’s 5 x NIC ports using CAT 5 cables, connect to the Audio Network for automatic triggering and receiving the station output and then connect to the internet to begin streaming.
RadioPix product manager, radio producer and thought leader Jeff Adams says, “It’s the behavioral intelligence that makes RadioPix unique. Show hosts don’t usually have time to also produce the video content, so RadioPix automates the production process, keeping it visually appealing. By detecting microphone activity through the Dante interface, Broadcast Pix’s visually aware macros can be triggered. For example, activity on all mic’s could trigger a wide shot. Then, there is the ‘boredom’ macro, useful when a guest is speaking for longer than a minute. The shot could pull back, bring up the lower third title graphic, go to a wide shot, and then go back to a close up to keep the output interesting.”
On startup, the system is ready to go, but two hours of dial-in consulting is included to help create the station look and feel; for example, import and position the station ID, choose suitable video clips and graphics elements and finally program the behavioral intelligence.
The host can also override the behavioral intelligence from optional touch screen panels, MIDI interfaces or even footswitches.
To learn more, visit the Broadcast Pix website. RadioPix systems will also be shown at the Broadcast Pix booth (SL9324) at NAB 2020.
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