The iPixPanel application from Broadcast Pix, Inc. allows users of a Broadcast Pix™ System to control their switcher system remotely from their iPad through a WiFi connection.
The iPixPanel is able to control every aspect of a video production, including switching cameras, adding graphics and clips, controlling robotic cameras and creating special effects like an interview with dual picture-in-picture -- directly from a handheld device.
The iPixPanel recreates a classic switcher layout, including auto transition and cut buttons, plus eight-input program and preview busses with shift for 16 inputs. It adds device controls for the graphics system, clips store, etc. It also features PixButtons, which dynamically change to show the device attached and even the file name currently loaded, so you can tell at a glance what is loaded on every input, key, and file library button.
To connect to your Broadcast Pix System enter the IP address of the workstation, which can be found under the Network Connections settings in the Windows Control Panel.
For more information about Broadcast Pix visit http://www.broadcastpix.com
- App now disconnects from the switcher when the IP address is removed and only tries reconnecting when a valid address is entered
Ratings and Reviews
Not that broadcast pix users have any other choices and this review doesn't matter much but the app works great. It would be nice if there was a stripped version to all only partial control. Currently it gives the user full control of the switcher. I would use it for the power aux operator and he would sometimes hit the main program keys.
Works okay.....still awesome
It works okay..... Everything is responsive and the iPad grabbed everything right away with no problems. The biggest problem with this app is randomly changes orientation. If I lay it flat on the table it can decided between landscape and portrait. And I see the word joystick but can't quite figure out how to use it or if it is even usable with Sony camera control. Not bad though, very convenient.
Works flawlessly with the Workstation
I really like this app. It works great. One issue with it that I would appreciate is to upgrade it to support CG, Clip, and Stills 2. I also wish it would support keys 3-6.
Other than that, It works great. Will make a great addition when teaching a TD to direct a show.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.