In the world of modern video production, having a powerful switcher is essential. Especially for producers who are dealing with mobile and/or remote situations. Broadcast Pix brought its latest mobile integrated switcher, the Roadie, to NAB to show off its many features.
Don Baine sat down with Lee Griffin from Broadcast Pix. Lee gave more information about the Roadie than I could keep track of! But here are some important points:
- Integrates with live streaming services like Ustream, Livestream and YouTube live
- Integrates with social media sites like Twitter, making it easy to interact with an audience in real time
- Support for HDMI, SDI and IP inputs
- Support for native Apple and Avid video and graphics codecs
- Save “virtual sets” for setups that are used frequently, virtual sets can also be easily shared between multiple Roadies
- Scratch resistant screen
- Roadie comes with a protective case
- Weighs 20 pounds for easy portability, may fit into some overhead bins on airlines
- Uses dual band Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity
- Can be used with an optional iPad controller app
This barely scratches the surface of the Roadie’s feature set. It’s an incredibly versatile piece of gear and it normally retails for around $12,500.00.