Powering A Pixel Factory13 September 2014
Pixel Power has brought together a software implementation of its realtime graphics engine Clarity with its Gallium workflow toolset to create a unified graphics and media assembly system for file-based environments.
This system, dubbed Pixel Factory, is developed to automatically generate content such as different versions of a programme or promo, channel branding, and localisation or personalisation of content.
Clarity incorporates DVE as well as character generation and layered 3D graphics. By implementing it in software to run on standard hardware, Pixel Power has also made it resolution independent, including 4K.
Pixel Factory is managed by Gallium, which collects instructions on the content to build through direct links to business, asset management or playout systems, or through a watch-folder operation based on Excel spreadsheets.
“This is a single vendor solution to a real issue, which can be dropped into any infrastructure quickly, easily and cost-effectively,” said James Gilbert, CEO of Pixel Power. “We even offer a pay as you go version – Pixel OnDemand – so broadcasters can try it at minimal cost.”
Also in the news, Pixel Power has completed an agreement with Digimetrics that will see the Aurora file-based quality control system integrated into Gallium. “It tackles all aspects of quality control in smart test plans, and performs the tests extremely quickly. Even 4K files can be tested faster than realtime,” Gilbert said.
Pixel Power is demonstrating its integration with Aurora on its stand.