File-based workflows promise flexibility—the ability to design your workflows and scale up or down to suit your business and your budget. Getting there calls for a new class of graphics solutions designed from the ground up to set your operations free


Introducing Factory

Factory is the first graphics solution to deliver the impact of Clarity graphics in a package expressly designed for file-based workflows.

Ready to be deployed on standard IT servers situated anywhere on an IP network, locally or remotely, Factory provides an economical package to add graphics muscle precisely where it is needed. And, you will never compromise on quality or capability as — Factory output is identical down to the last pixel to that from top-of-the-line Clarity hardware.

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What Can You Do With Factory?

Factory lets you add file based graphics capacity to your operation with less capital expenditure by increasing utilization of machines. Free of the traditional signal chain, Factory opens endless possibilities.

Factory takes Pixel Power’s intelligent graphics templates and automatically populates them, rendering the finished sequences and delivering them direct to transmission or to an asset management system. All graphics are pre-rendered and are ready for delivery without the need for a high-end playout device.

Rapid Deployment

Best of all, deploying Factory is fast with no complicated integration requirements. Just add it to your network and you are ready to feed a new channel. That’s important in today’s evolving, multi-channel, multi-screen world. Factory is the smart, affordable solution for nonlinear, store-and-play content delivery operations such as IPTV channels, video on demand services, mobile content, news operations, and second screen viewing applications.

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Pixel Factory: Engineer in server room

Factory Delivers:

Work order based production of graphics

Flexible, server-based implementation of the Clarity graphics engine which composites graphics over media files

Highest visual quality output

Including full range of Clarity Graphics applications

  • Integrated Character Generator, still store, 2D & 3D DVE and 3D timeline tools
  • Back to back clip playback support
  • Simple java scripting facilitates intelligent template functionality
  • Powerful audio suite: synchronize & trigger playout of graphics and multi track audio elements; duck, mute & mix for VOs ; Dolby processing embedded and AES I/O

Factory Enables You To:

  • Produce graphics overlays for QC, web delivery or post production
  • Create graphics for program material and graphics overlays for thematic/static channels for playout by video or streaming file server
  • Add promos and graphics watermarking to multi-screen or video on demand content.
  • Save time and money by supporting existing Pixel Power templates and advanced automation of data sources
  • Realize high equipment utilization
  • Maintain the same graphics creation workflow for both live and rendered content
  • The Opportunities for Virtualized Playout

    December 5 2017

    "In the past broadcasters were prepared to pay 100 percent of the price for a product where they used 60 percent of the features 40 percent of the time,” said Ciaran Doran, executive vice president at Pixel Power while speaking to Peter Suciu, TV Technology for his article looking at the endless possibilities for Virtualized Playout, along with Imagine Communications, Snell Advanced Media, Harmonic and Grass Valley.

Case study

To improve playout flexibility, Prime TV needed to overhaul its playout operations including the core functions of master control, channel branding and automation.

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