Production Bot® releases new Control Surface at NAB 2018
Production Bot, the mobile production studio platform, has released a new controller for its Switch systems. The Production Bot® Control Surface adds tactile controls and a traditional production switching interface to all Production Bot switchers. It features 12 backlit program, preview, and overlay buttons that work with the vMix interface. It also offers four downstream delegation buttons to quickly activate overlays, as well as a T-bar for smooth manual transitions between sources. For customized control, there are user-assignable function buttons that can be set to vMix shortcuts, including complex macro-styled trigger events.
The Production Bot® Switch is an extremely portable "switcher in a suitcase" and comes preinstalled with vMix live streaming software. Live X production professionals will be on site at Newtek’s NDI Central Pavilion (SL5516) at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas to demo the robust capabilities of Production Bot® when using NDI, and showcase its live streaming features.
About Production Bot®
Production Bot is a platform of portable, powerful production computer systems for the broadcast, film, television, and experiential / live event industries. Built in a briefcase-size, all-in-one housing with industrial-strength mainboard, processor, memory, and graphics specifications, Production Bot is designed for speed and power, and tailored for travel, specifically for live streaming producers, film editors, and GFX designers.
NDI is in use on millions of devices and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.