The city of Golden, CO, has chosen the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 live production system to provide broadcasts of its City Council meetings. The two- to five-hour meetings are presented live in their entirety. The Slate control panel will be used to control three Hitachi HV-D30 SD three-chip robotic box cameras. Other direct feeds to the switcher include the output from laptops, such as PowerPoint or video presentations, and a document camera.
With six keyers available, Chris Luna, TV production technician at Channel 8 for the Communications Office of Golden, is free to create very complex, multilayered graphics. One use of the keyers is to bring in full-motion video clips and place them onto a video or graphic background with a text display and music bed. These preproduced B-roll clips, shot by Luna using a DV camcorder, fill time during meeting recesses by featuring man-on-the-street interviews of local residents; recreational activities, such as citizens kayaking or walking in the park; and beauty shots from around Golden.For more information, visit www.broadcastpix.com.