When Broadcast Pix™ demonstrates its new BPswitch™ family of integrated production switchers at IBC 2017 (Stand 7.A15) next month at the RAI Amsterdam, attendees will have the opportunity to test NewBlueNTX, the built-in multi-layer 3D motion graphics engine. Developed by San Diego-based NewBlue, NewBlueNTX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations.
An intuitive user interface makes it easy to quickly create custom graphics, and NewBlueNTX includes hundreds of title styles and templates for lower-thirds, scoreboards, main titles, crawls, rolls, and bugs. Built-in motion graphic animation presets also make it easy to create and update complex effects. Plus, its multi-title management workflow allows users to automatically update elements of multiple graphics with a single change.
NewBlueNTX graphics can be selected and easily edited directly through BPswitch. File names appear on control panel PixButtons for easy identification during productions.
Graphics can be shared across live or post-production platforms through the BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service, which is accessible directly through BPswitch. Users can also leverage existing designs with a range of supported authorized tools including Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.
NewBlueNTX also works seamlessly with the Broadcast Pix Rapid CG option, which automatically updates on-screen graphics from databases, scoreboards, social media, and RSS feeds. New Rapid CG features exclusively for BPswitch and NewBlueNTX include multi-layered playback for each channel as well as the ability to trigger multi-layered playback using Action Buttons, plus Adobe After Effects project import, multi-lingual support, and a second license for the software. The new Rapid CG software will be available in late 2017.
“We’ve added some exceptional new features in our BPswitch systems, but many of our customers are most excited about NewBlueNTX,” said Steve Ellis, COO. “This is a significant CG upgrade, with multi-layer 3D motion graphics that are easy to create with built-in templates. NewBlueNTX really takes our graphics capabilities to the next level and beyond.”
Available in three models, BPswitch systems feature breakthrough control-over-IP technology that delivers full-motion video and complete access to all sources, graphics, and workflow tools through a browser-based interface. As a result, users can securely produce live programming via tablet, laptop, or smart phone. Prices start at $11,990 and units will begin shipping in late September.
About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix provides integrated live video production switchers with the best control. From compact mobile units to large-scale solutions, every Broadcast Pix features patented control and automation technology that make it easy to optimize and customize your workflows. With customers in more than 100 countries, Broadcast Pix is the leader in totally integrated production switchers for broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Its BPNet ioGates media management products are used by leading broadcasters and production houses. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.
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