New Portable Touchscreen Switcher
With built-in HD streaming, as well as Broadcast Pix’s patented Fluent Control toolset, Roadie delivers a
complete end-to-end production workflow that simplifies and streamlines live production on location for a single
operator or small staff.
Roadie is the portable production solution that video professionals have been waiting for,” said Steve
Ellis, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “It’s more than just a bare bones switcher offered by our competitors. Roadie is
packed with all the tools you expect from a Broadcast Pix switcher – and it’s all integrated to simplify
production workflows. It’s a great standalone solution and a perfect companion to operations that already use
Broadcast Pix in their control rooms.”
Ruggedized for location work, Roadie weighs about 20 pounds and features a durable aluminum alloy chassis. A
built-in handle allows for easy transport. Roadie’s integrated 17.3-inch HD display is a resistive touchscreen with
a scratch resistant top coat, and is protected during transport by a removable cover. The system also includes a
keyboard and mouse, but can also be controlled through the built-in virtual panel (just add a second touchscreen),
optional Broadcast Pix 500 or 1000 control panel, or an iPad using the iPixPanel app.
Roadie’s multi-format 1 M/E production switcher features three SDI/HDMI inputs and one SDI/HDMI/analog input, eight
internal channels (two clip and six graphics), one SDI/HDMI/analog out, and four balanced (1/4-inch TRS) and two
AES (BNC) audio I/O. Roadie can input embedded audio and mix it with clip audio.
Cloud-based content from Skype, Twitter, and other resources can be included in live productions. All sources are
automatically ingested and scaled while maintaining lip sync. Roadie also includes built-in Wi-Fi as well as two
network inputs to accommodate a hotspot for connecting to cloud-based services or connecting an iPad for system
control. Plus, with the new Show Transfer utility, operators can back up and move all elements of a program between
Roadie and a Broadcast Pix Flint™, Granite™, or Mica™ system installed in a separate control room.
Fortified with Fluent Control, a patented combination of automation technology and performance tools, Roadie is
designed to meet the growing demands of live production. Internal features include an eight-channel audio mixer,
file-based macros, dual clip players, CG, multiple DVEs and keyers, ClearKey chromakey, customizable virtual sets,
Fluent-View customizable multi-view, and camera and device controls.
Roadie will be available in April, with pricing starting at $12,495. Optional accessories include a soft carrying
case with shoulder strap and custom hard rolling case.