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Pixel Power provides new graphics system

5 April 2013
Pixel Power provides new graphics system

Pixel Power has revealed Pixel Factory, a new turnkey, server-based implementation of Pixel Power’s core graphics engine. The new system supports file-based operations in broadcast workflows where output quality and process automation are highly valued, but the enhanced hardware demands of live production and playout are not required. Pixel Factory recently began shipping, with its first installation taking place at the facilities of a leading independent UK channel. Pixel Factory will make its formal public debut at the NAB 2013 exhibition. "In today’s multi-channel and multi-screen marketplace, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to graphics creation doesn’t respect the full needs of broadcasters,” said Pixel Power president James Gilbert. “Pixel Factory enables a facility that is using Pixel Power graphics playout systems to add file-based graphics capability where they need it, at a price and with the flexibility that encourages the development of less traditional operations within the same facility." Pixel Factory employs the same core graphics software engine common to all Pixel Power hardware systems. Output from Pixel Factory is pixel-for-pixel identical to the output from Pixel Power Clarity, LogoVision, BrandMaster and ChannelMaster systems. While Pixel Factory is designed for offline production, it is capable of better-than-realtime performance depending on the server hardware deployed. Pixel Factory is also available in Clips and 3D configurations to support the most sophisticated graphics production requirements. Pixel Factory uses the same templates as Pixel Power realtime production systems, ensuring a consistent look across distribution channels and allowing a similar degree of automation for populating graphics templates from data sources. Pixel Factory includes Pixel Power Gallium Workflow Management. This comprehensive integrated scheduling, asset management and workflow automation system makes it possible to automatically manage multiple rendering devices to optimise processing resources in a facility. Pixel Factory is available immediately. It is delivered in a turnkey package of optimised hardware and software that is ready for integration. N2034

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