PixPlay is a new software option that allows any Broadcast Pix integrated production switcher to provide slow motion control to a Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio or AJA Video Systems Ki Pro disk recorder.
Originally developed to help game officials review footage for high school and college sports, PixPlay can be used during production for a range of sports applications.
According to Broadcast Pix, an operator can replay footage manually using controls on the front panel of the HyperDeck Studio or Ki Pro, but with the addition of PixPlay, VTR control is ported to the production switcher along with six preset replay speeds. Users can also “scrub” or single step through a scene.
PixPlay also includes “in” points as part of a playback EDL, which instantly cues the proper scenes. All scoring plays during a football game, for example, can be selected and cued for playback at one of PixPlay’s preset replay speeds.
“Broadcast Pix systems already work well with AJA and Blackmagic file-based recorders via our PixPad interface, but our new PixPlay adds a new level of integration and functionality,” said Steve Ellis, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “The workflow is remarkably easy and delivers great slo-mo imagery at a fantastic price.”
Regularly priced at $495, PixPlay will be offered free to customers purchasing a new Flint, Granite or Mica production switcher until 30 September.