Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

City of Fort Myers Celebrates Meeting Coverage Success with Broadcast Pix Integrated Production Switcher

16/05/2018

--

Broadcast Pix today announced CFM-TV, the government channel for the City of Fort Myers, Florida, installed a Mica 1000 integrated production switcher in late January as part of an overall refresh of the council chambers at City Hall.

John Downey (standing) and Christian Gempesaw show the new Broadcast Pix Mica 1000 integrated production switcher for CFM-TV, the government channel for the City of Fort Myers, Fla. Installed in January, the system is used to produce coverage of up to 30 meetings per month. (Photo by Eloise Pennington)

This has been a big success for the city, said Richard Calkins, technology director for Fort Myers. He estimated CFM-TV covers up to 30 meetings per month in the chambers, between the city council and various advisory boards, and production is usually handled by one employee.

CFM-TV's upgrades included closed captioning systems for its Comcast channel and live web feed, new cameras and microphones in the chambers, and an HD feed for the web. The Mica replaced aging Datavideo and Compix hardware, which helped reduce the amount of equipment in the small CFM-TV control room that is next to the council chambers. Encore Broadcast Solutions in Tampa handled the integration.

In addition to a new ELMO document camera, there are five Sony PTZ cameras installed in the chambers. Three cameras are positioned at the back of the room for coverage of the seven council members on the dais. The fourth provides a view of the podium from the front of the room for citizen comments, while the fifth provides coverage of the city manager and city attorney. The Mica also receives a feed from a PC input at the podium for PowerPoint presentations.

John Downey, IT network technician, praised the flexibility of the Mica, including the customizable multi-view and the choice of control surfaces. CFM-TV has a traditional control panel, but meetings are often switched using a keyboard and mouse. The station does not use many lower-thirds because of the captioning, but Downey hopes to add more graphics and macros as the team becomes more familiar with the Mica.

CFM-TV is just scratching the surface of the Mica's capabilities, according to Downey, but initial viewer reactions have been very positive. It looks a lot better, he added. People have definitely noticed the difference.

# # #

About Broadcast Pix

With a tightly coupled switcher and 3D motion graphics CG, Broadcast Pix provides the most fully integrated live video production systems with patented control and automation technology. From compact units to large-scale, multi-system solutions, every Broadcast Pix features an extensive toolset that makes it easy to optimize and customize your workflows locally and over IP. Plus, its BPNet ecosystem provides secure cloud services and asset management. Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix has customers in more than 100 countries and is the leader in fully integrated production switchers for government, broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix and Mica are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Switchers are made in USA.

###
LINK: https://news.creativecow.net/story/893169...
See more stories from creativecow

Most recent headlines

26/05/2018

Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in Oklahoma, Creating More Than 1,500 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in Oklahoma, Creating More Than 1,500 ...

26/05/2018

Ron Savage Named Dean of Berklee's Professional Performance Division

Berklee College of Music has named Ron Savage B.M. 84 as dean of the Professional Performance Division. Savage will oversee the division providing music perform...

26/05/2018

FIFA to provide 'player stats tablets' at World Cup

FIFA to provide player stats tablets at World Cup posted: 26/05/2018 After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to br...

26/05/2018

Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability of 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

-- Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A...

26/05/2018

Tokyo Sound Production creates new editing rooms with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Universal Videohub

-- Blackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo Sound Production installed a n...

26/05/2018

Herrick Goldman Lights Off-Broadway Hit Puffs in Elation Lighting

Herrick Goldman Lights Off-Broadway Hit Puffs in Elation Lighting posted: 26/05/2018 Flexible LED lighting rig keeps up with fast-paced spoof on a certain...

26/05/2018

The Switch Supports Royal Wedding

The Switch Supports Royal Wedding posted: 26/05/2018 Saturday, May 19, marked a historic occasion as Britain's Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle...

26/05/2018

DiGiCo S-Series delivers everything Y needs

DiGiCo S-Series delivers everything Y needs posted: 26/05/2018 Y have been a mainstay in Finnish popular rock music for over 30 years. They are the coun...

26/05/2018

Dance on Budapest with Bandaloop

in the wild May 25, 2018 Back in October, GoPro joined content partner BANDALOOP for its deput performance Budapest; a dance, to be sure, with no floor. BA...

26/05/2018

NBC to Air Hair Live!' in Spring 2019

NBC will air Hair Live! in the spring of 2019, the telecast shot in front of a live audience. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NB...

26/05/2018

Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Michael Jackson Special

ABC landed the top spot in Thursday prime ratings, as the special The Last Days of Michael Jackson led the net to a 0.9 rating in viewers 18-49 and a 4 share. T...

26/05/2018

History's Star-Studded Tribute to Vets Launches Memorial Day

With a long tradition of honoring the military, History is launching a campaign to recognize veterans that features public service announcements with big stars ...

26/05/2018

Thales Alenia Space signs partnership agreement with SCNTPL Polish technology center

25.05.2018 Thales Alenia Space Share Share this article Facebook Twitter ...

26/05/2018

PARTNER RELEASE: Crosslantic Capital Takes Over Leading Online Fitness Specialists 7NXT

PARTNER RELEASE: Crosslantic Capital Takes Over Leading Online Fitness Specialis...

26/05/2018

Paywizard Through the Years: 20 years on

25 May 2018 Paywizard Through the Years: 20 years on Share Who can believe it, that we're already celebrating our 20th anniversary? Throughout the ye...

26/05/2018

Digital storytelling, innovation and video creation in the San Ramon Valley

Adopting some of the best principles of their Silicon Valley neighbors, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) has created a high-tech style incubat...

26/05/2018

Vislink HCAM HEVC 4K UHD Camera Transmitter Makes an Appearance at the Royal Wedding

May 25 Vislink HCAM HEVC 4K UHD Camera Transmitter Makes an Appearance at the ...

26/05/2018

New IMT Vislink Videos: newsnet NAB 2018 Presentation and Interviews

May 25 New IMT Vislink Videos: newsnet NAB 2018 Presentation and Interviews At this year's NAB 2018 Event, we had a great turnout for our first-ever in-...

26/05/2018

Fujifilm announce firmware updates for X-A5 coming soon

Fujifilm announce firmware updates for X-A5 coming soon New complimentary upgrades provide enhanced usability including a new PDAF algorithm and extended movie ...

26/05/2018

Fujifilm Pledge AI Will Support Radiologists - Not Replace Them

Fujifilm Pledge AI Will Support Radiologists - Not Replace Them 25.05.2018 With Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominating both the headlines and the conversati...

26/05/2018

HARMAN Professional Solutions Delivers Exceptional Sound and Lighting to the Rock Island Club at Nam Nghi Resort

May 25, 2018 -- Ba Sao Audio deploys JBL, Crown, BSS, Soundcraft and Marti...

26/05/2018

Endemol Shine Group Launches International Brand Licensing Push for Black Mirror

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group today announced that it will drive international brand licensing opportunities for the Emmy...

26/05/2018

Clear-Com Introduces New 800 Series Industrial Intercom System at InfoComm 2018

Home > About Clear-Com > News and Stories > 2018 News Archive May 21, 2018 A new range of Partyline intercom products suitable for use in Industrial and Mari...

26/05/2018

Clear-Com Highlights Cross-Domain Solutions at 2018 Special Operations Forces Conference

Home > About Clear-Com > News and Stories > 2018 News Archive May 21, 2018 - ...

25/05/2018

2018 Euroradio Folk Festival: Bigger and better than ever

2018 Euroradio Folk Festival: Bigger and better than ever...

25/05/2018

International Broadcasting Assembly stresses commitment to free and fact-based journalism

International Broadcasting Assembly stresses commitment to free and fact-based j...

25/05/2018

Award from The Catalyst Fund

Imagineer receives an award from The Catalyst Fund to develop further fundraising...

25/05/2018

2018 French Open: two-week Grand Slam tennis tournament to be broadcast in Ultra High Definition

Paris, 25 May 2018 - To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coverage of the Fr...

25/05/2018

MTS Improves Loan Terms With Sberbank

Moscow, Russian Federation - MTS PJSC ( MTS or the Company - NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading Russian telecommunications operator and digital service prov...

25/05/2018

A Giant Legacy

East Rutherford, NJ Earlier this week Ferro had a crew on location at MetLife Stadium for a shoot with Bob Papa. On the second level of the stadium lies the pre...

25/05/2018

\u003cb\u003eMETLIFE WORLDWIDE BENEFITS BOASTS 4\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e CONSECUTIVE AWARD WIN AT 2018 EMMAs\u003c/b\u003e

METLIFE WORLDWIDE BENEFITS BOASTS 4th CONSECUTIVE AWARD WIN AT 2018 EMMAs Name...

25/05/2018

Furry Good Ideas - Creative Brits Pitching TV Ideas to Their Pets

UKTV s director of commissioning, Richard Watsham, talking about the art of making brilliant TV shows in response to research carried out by the broadcaster Ne...

25/05/2018

How 850 Live Events Became a Rallying Cry - and a Mark of Success - at the Pac-12 Networks

How 850 Live Events Became a Rallying Cry - and a Mark of Success - at the Pac-1...

25/05/2018

FIFA History Makers' Exhibit To Open June 9 in Moscow

FIFA History Makers' Exhibit To Open June 9 in Moscow Staged by FIFA World Football Museum, the exhibition will also track the 2018 World Cup in Russia B...

25/05/2018

Remembering AWS Elemental's Manuel De Pea, a Pillar of the Sports-Technology Industry

Remembering AWS Elemental's Manuel De Pe a, a Pillar of the Sports-Technolog...

25/05/2018

Ratings Roundup: 2018 NBA and NHL Conference Finals Make Network History

Ratings Roundup: 2018 NBA and NHL Conference Finals Make Network History By Kristian Hernandez, Assistant Editor Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00 am Print This ...

25/05/2018

AI, Machine Learning Are Top of Mind at SVG Australia Summit

AI, Machine Learning Are Top of Mind at SVG Australia Summit Panelists see artificial intelligence enabling better business decisions By Ken Kerschbaumer, Edi...

25/05/2018

A Record 110 Cameras Will Capture ABC/ESPN's Last Ride at the Indianapolis 500

A Record 110 Cameras Will Capture ABC/ESPN's Last Ride at the Indianapolis 5...

25/05/2018

LANG Partners with Haivision to Deliver High Performance Reliable Video Streaming Solutions to European Market

LANG joins more than 100 organizations as part of the SRT Alliance, the fastest ...

25/05/2018

Astro Radio Presents the Weekend Showcase

Astro Radio Presents the Weekend Showcase Date Released:25 May 2018 Share Tweet Leading radio brands - ERA and MY, are taking the weekends up a notch as th...

25/05/2018

Utah Scientific Manager Elected to Atlanta Chapter of SMPTE

Utah Scientific Manager Elected to Atlanta Chapter of SMPTE Salt Lake City - May 22, 2018 Utah Scientific today announced that George Wicker, southeast regional...

25/05/2018

MerleFest 2018: The Tradition Continues With DiGiCo

WILKESBORO, North Carolina - May 2018 - Long considered one of the mountaintops of North America's acoustic music festival season, Wilkesboro, North Carolin...

25/05/2018

Friday Tip: The Customizable Phaser

Studio One's Phaser is quite sophisticated, especially because you can set the number of stages from 2 to 20. This can emulate many classic phasers, as well...

25/05/2018

PreSonus Studio One 4 out now

DAW update adds Harmonic Editing, Patterns and Drum Editor Software > DAW > Studio One PreSonus Studio One, the company's capable DAW has undergone a fai...

25/05/2018

PBS Wins 22 Telly Awards

Winners of the 2018 Telly Awards were announced on Tuesday, May 22. The 39th Annual Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Co...

25/05/2018

Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities

Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities posted: 25/05/2018 Sony HDC-4300 cameras and range of Canon and Fujinon 4K lenses boost Gearhouse&...

25/05/2018

Ayrton adds architecture to Appelt's Eurovision splendour

Ayrton adds architecture to Appelt's Eurovision splendour posted: 25/05/2018 Ayrton is extremely proud that lighting designer, Jerry Appelt, chose mor...

25/05/2018

Large RoboSpot System is a Winner at Eurovision 2018

Large RoboSpot System is a Winner at Eurovision 2018 posted: 25/05/2018 Seventeen Robe RoboSpot Base Stations controlling tracking Robe BMFL fixtures prov...

25/05/2018

Crestron Masters ends on a high

Control and automation technology specialist Crestron is celebrating the close of Crestron Masters 2018 after hosting more than 1,200 premier Crestron programme...