Take Control Anywhere with Tablets, Phones, Laptops or Panels
BPswitch features breakthrough control-over-IP functionality, so you can create live productions from anywhere. Use a traditional switcher from a nearby panel, or control it from a tablet, phone or laptop. Even control a distant switcher or distant cameras remotely from anywhere – your local control room, another facility across the country, or even from home. Enjoy unprecedented ease of use and location flexibility for your next broadcast, studio production, church service, government meeting, school production, or live event. With BPswitch, anyone can easily create great live video from any location.
Enjoy Secure Cloud Control from a Browser
Commander with Touchscreen Control
Take Control from a phone, tablet, PC or Mac with the Commander user interface. It runs in a browser, so you can be anywhere. It's so intuitive you can learn how to create great live video in minutes! See full-motion video of all cameras for easy switching. Move and zoom cameras. Add titles, clips and effects. Stream. Preview compositions. Even customize Commander for your production.
BPview Customizable Multi-View
Take Control of BPswitch in the control room from a traditional panel like other switchers, or switch from hundreds of miles away like no other switcher. This is made possible by accessing our BPview multi-view in a browser. Our patented control panels are already networkable, and now we have a networkable multi-view to go with them.
Create Stunning 3D Motion Graphics
Produce high-end multi-layer 3D motion graphics using hundreds of templates with the integrated NewBlueNTX CG. Easily create and update lower-thirds, bugs, animations, looping effects (like a glint or shine), and more.
NewBlueNTX is fully integrated within every BPswitch, so you can select or edit your graphics from your panel. Make a last minute change and see your updated graphic appear on the panel’s buttons. Add a separate graphics station with Rapid CG and automatically include data from social media, databases and scoreboards into your production. Collaborate easily through BPNet with NewBlueNTX users on all the popular editing systems, as well as remote BPswitch systems.
Easily Create Live Productions Anywhere
What if you could control any of your live production studios using a tablet? Now you can. Take Control from your school’s control room with a traditional panel , or wander into the audience with a tablet and control it from there. If the weather is bad, control the show from home. You can also Take Control of the robotic IP cameras in City Hall using the BPswitch at your school. Move and zoom cameras, add titles and clips, stream it to anywhere. Use our ioGates media management to remotely handle your graphics and distribute your production. The flexible future of live production is here today.
The Affordable Remote Studio Solution
Remote studios are revolutionizing live production because of the staffing and location flexibility they bring. But other switchers require leasing a big network line for each remote camera to transport uncompressed video to a local switcher, which is prohibitively expensive. In contrast, BPswitch enables the switcher to be located with the cameras and controlled remotely over IP using a typical internet connection, making remote control affordable.
The IP Future is Here Today with BPNet
Powered by ioGates' revolutionary cloud-based technology, BPswitch systems feature BPNet – the first comprehensive video management service designed for live production. Through BPNet, you can securely manage all of your media, switch over IP and deliver your content everywhere.
Now you can remote control switchers and cameras anywhere from any control surface with super-low latency – so it still feels like you are in next room. BPNet is safe and secure. With extended encryption and two phase authentication, it prevents unauthorized users from controlling a switcher. And its redundant parallel systems mean it is always there. No wonder many national broadcasters relay on BPNet every day.
Complete Production Control with Hybrid IO
BPswitch systems feature hybrid SDI and IP I/O, provide up to 22 SDI inputs and 12 outputs, 8 channels of clips and graphics and 4 BPview multi-view outputs. All BPswitch models are upgradeable to 4K and include integrated streaming to Facebook Live, YouTube, Ustream and other CDNs. Other built-in features include a NewBlueNTX graphics system, file-based macros, ClearKey chromakey, Virtual Studios, and optional robotic camera control. Broadcast Pix also offers a range of optional control panels.
BPswitch’s control-over-IP capabilities offer low latency, as well as extended encryption and two-factor authentication for secure performance.
BPswitch runs on a Windows 10 64-bit OS, and includes a 480GB SSD hard drive to record your programming and store all your clips and graphics. Experience the new way to switch with BPswitch.
Mixer video Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher
All BPswitch systems feature hybrid SDI and IP I/O and are 4K upgradeable. Effortlessly mix multiple video sources with up to 6 key layers. Each keyer features a customizable DVE for picture-in-picture and flying keys.
NewBlueNTX 3D Motion Graphics
Create your own dazzling multi-layer 3D motion graphics with NewBlueNTX CG. Powerful yet easy to use, NewBlueNTX produces resolution independent 3D text, graphics and animations from a customizable user interface. It also includes hundreds of title styles and templates, so you can quickly create and update lower-thirds, bugs, animations, looping effects (like a glint or shine), and more. You can even Take Control of your 3D motion graphics from your panel, tablet or phone.
Our chromakeyer features one-touch control and delivers outstanding results. ClearKey’s precise, adjustable keying handles challenging visuals and creates more realistic shadow and lighting effects. Fine tune you results with robust color correction and spill correction tools.
Optional Rapid CG Automated Graphics
Great for sports and election coverage, our optional Rapid CG software streamlines the creation of data-intensive CG graphics by connecting live data sources to your internal CG templates. Simply link Rapid CG to scoreboards, social media, clocks or weather to update custom graphics in real time without rekeying the data.
Shoot talent in front of a green or blue screen, then get creative with Virtual Studios. Easily create virtual backgrounds for up to eight cameras. Our Virtual Set Moves feature saves up to four moves per camera without optical tracking systems. Combine with our file-based macros for PiPs or on-air zooms, and even populate multi-box DVE compositions. Use the included sets or easily create your own using any picture and the intuitive Virtual Set Editor.
Optional PixPlay Slo-Mo
Great for almost any sports application, PixPlay provides affordable slow-motion replay with select AJA and Blackmagic Design recorders. Control the VTR from your BPswitch and choose between six replay speeds. Plus, PixPlay lets you “scrub” through a scene for better control and mark “in” points as part of a playback EDL for a highlight reel.
BPview Customizable Multi-View
See all your I/O in high resolution, plus file libraries, clocks, counters, safe areas, incoming files, key layers, and more. BPview is completely customizable, so every window can be resized, moved and replicated across 4 monitors. You can also open BPview in your browser to enable control of local or remote BPswitch systems.
Streaming and Recording
Choose between .FLV with Adobe Media Live Encoder at up to 720p resolution. Enjoy direct integration to Ustream, Livestream, Facebook Live and other CDNs. You can also record your live program with 1920x1080i Motion JPEG .AVI file with audio.
Watch-Folders Asset Management
Unique to Broadcast Pix, Watch-Folders let you drag-and-drop files into BPswitch's built-in clip and graphic stores, even during a live show. With Watch-Folders, you can accept incoming clips, animations and graphics from your favorite editing and graphics systems – and see their status on your BPview monitor.
Our file-based macros let you execute any combination of video, file, and device control moves with a single button push. Macros are great for double boxes, triple boxes, intros or any complex shot. You can even use a single macro to control your entire show. BPswitch stores up to 1,000 macros, so you can Take Control with unique macros for all your productions.
Dual Clip Stores
Every BPswitch system features 8 channels of built-in clips and graphics, and can store up to 180 hours of content. Easily select, edit and playout your internal content, or automate the process with our file-based macros. You can also individually set clips to auto-start when taken to air, auto-transition, rewind, loop, etc.
Supported formats include: 1920x1080i ProRes PX/LT/422/HQ/4444, H.264 .mov/.mp4, DNxHD .mov, QT Animations, and Motion JPEG .AVI.
Mission Critical Redundancy
Built-in redundancies mean you are always on-air. Redundant power is included in most BPswitch systems, and redundant control through BPview or a virtual panel means you’re always able to Take Control.
Constant Low Latency
Our patented process maintains a constant 1-frame delay that maintains lip sync during every live production.
Broadcast Pix provides knowledgeable, helpful technical support. Our experts can even log into your system remotely to diagnose any issue and help you create with confidence.
Switch with confidence. Most Broadcast Pix control panels feature our dynamic LED PixButtons, which automatically update to show file names.
Every BPswitch includes a keyboard and mouse, but you can also use a wide range of optional control surfaces. Use a traditional control panel or touchscreen. You can also add a second operator on a laptop, virtual panel, iPad or smartphone.
Broadcast Pix Commander
Broadcast Pix Commander provides a simplified and customizable user interface, which helps non-technical personnel easily switch during live productions. Simply touch the screen to add titles, insert clips, control robotic cameras and more. It’s the ideal solution for meeting coverage and other live events.
External Device Control
Streamline your production workflow from your BPswitch with Broadcast Pix patented device controls. Take Control of select video recorders, servers, streaming appliances, routers and mixers. Use the dedicated device control banks to select, edit and control any file, macro, robotic camera preset and more. Broadcast Pix device controls include a 3D joystick, knobs, display and 12-button PixPads featuring our dynamic LED display PixButtons.
Optional Robotic Camera Control
Control up to 12 robotic cameras (including many IP-based models) from JVC, Lumens, Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and Telemetrics. With BPswitch, you can also control local IP cameras through a standard internet connection or remote IP cameras through the cloud. Enjoy great flexibility and full motion control right from your Broadcast Pix control surface.
BPswitch systems feature BPNet – the first comprehensive video management service designed for live production. Powered by ioGates' revolutionary cloud-based technology, BPNet helps you manage all your media, switch over IP, and deliver your content everywhere. Plus, extended encryption and two-factor authentication prevents unauthorized users from controlling your switcher.
ioGates Cloud-Based Media Management
Add world-class media management to your production workflow with our ioGates cloud-based media management service. From an intuitive web browser interface, you can safely and securely share, collaborate, manage and distribute your content. ioGates comes standard with every BPswitch system – just connect to BPNet to get started.