Broadcast Pix launches automated graphics creation tool, BPfusion

Broadcast Pix has updated its lineup ahead of the 2018 NAB Show with the debut of BPfusion, a software option for its BPswitch family of production switchers.

The software option, priced at $2,900 and available in May, streamlines the creation of data-intensive CG graphics using the built-in NewBlueNTX 3d motion graphics hardware.

Designed for sports, election and news coverage, BPfusion updates graphics using data from various sources including scoreboards, Twitter, RSS feeds, spreadsheets and clocks.

“BPfusion brings the power of our popular Rapid CG software to the NewBlueNTX 3D motion graphics CG, with the added flexibility of IP-based control and seamless integration with BPswitch,” said Tony Mastantuono, product manager, in a release. “With BPfusion, you can bring your live sports or election coverage to the next level by combining automatic score updates with motion graphics. It’s an easy and cost-effective way to take control of your graphics – and you don’t have to worry about manually keeping score.”

Each of BPfusion’s two channels supports up to six virtual layers, with up to 12 separate graphics on the air at the same time. The software also supports the import of Adobe After Effects projects into NewBlueNTX.