At the Sharp End of Streaming Production – Frost Cutlery and BPswitch
Chelmsford, Mass. – Frost Cutlery in Chattanooga, Tenn., sells knives, swords, kitchen cutlery and other collectibles through its program, Cutlery Corner Network, producing 16 hours of original programming each week on its Broadcast Pix™ integrated production system. The show is streamed in HD at 720p to its growing online audience watching via Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube.
“It’s the workhorse of what we’re doing here,” said Tim Colvard, director of broadcast operations. “The Broadcast Pix switcher has made what we put online better than anything we’ve done in the past. It outperforms the other choices, and the technology performs perfectly. We don’t need as many supporting personnel because we know the Broadcast Pix system has a comprehensive toolset and is totally reliable.”
Frost Cutlery recently upgraded their software to BPswitch™, which works with its existing Broadcast Pix control panel. Colvard said the production flow is “seamless” between BPswitch and the various graphics sources used for the graphic intensive shows, noting two key features he particularly likes – Media Aware Macros and Key Priority Windows.
The new system’s Media Aware Macros are “a big part of our automated workflow – and I want to exploit them more,” he said. “The Key Priority Windows just simplify everything by allowing us to quickly change the order of key layers without resetting each key.” This is ideal when an episode includes a chromakey segment and separate keys for the product number, product details and shipping information.
Broadcast Pix: simplifying and automating streaming production workflows.
About Broadcast Pix
Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix offers the complete toolset required to make great programs, elegantly integrated and easy to use. Our integrated production solutions feature patented control and automation technologies, plus the BPNet ecosystem that provides cost effective, secure cloud services for backup, control, and collaboration. Broadcast Pix is proud to have more than 5,000 government, broadcast, live event, and visual radio customers in more than 100 countries. Learn more at broadcastpix.com.
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