Broadcast Pix Granite Rocks It With Chyron Lyric PRO 8

Broadcast Pix will offer Lyric PRO 8, Chyron’s graphics creation software, for its family of Granite live video production systems. Every Broadcast Pix system includes a switcher, Harris Inscriber CG, and clip store, and now Granite users can choose Chyron as well.

Broadcast Pix has fully integrated Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8 into its system. According to the company, producers can use the Chyron software to create sophisticated titles and 3D animations, access them from any Broadcast Pix control surface, see them on its Fluent View display, and play them from its graphic and clip stores. With just a click, titles can be edited live on-air. The system will also run files created on other Chyron systems and take advantage of Chyron’s optional AXIS services, which enable anyone with an Internet connection to instantly access broadcast-quality news graphics, charts, quotes, maps, and weather.

“This is a powerful marriage between the company known for broadcast quality graphics and the company known for broadcast quality integrated video production systems,” says Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “We are thrilled to offer our customers a choice of character generators. Now, graphics operators familiar with Chyron can get right to work on Broadcast Pix Granite.”

Michael Wellesley-Wesley, Chyron CEO, adds that Chyron’s Lyric approach to graphics production advocates open and connected systems throughout the production chain and enterprise.

“By integrating with the Broadcast Pix system family directly, we bring both workflow efficiency and strong capital value for money without sacrificing quality or functionality,” he explains. “This is a valuable partnership to both companies and mutually extends our reach into the professional and broadcast markets.”

The Chyron Lyric PRO 8 option for Granite will be available within a month of NAB as a $1,500 upgrade from Broadcast Pix, and will be available as a download for a 30-day evaluation from

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