Broadcast Pix Mica with 3 keys plus 500 control panel

Product Code: MC-500
Condition: Used
  • £15,476.00
  • (£18,571.20 inc. VAT)
  • RRP £15,476.00
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Broadcast Pix Mica is the mid-size integrated production switcher designed for high-end live productions with easy-to-use functionality. Mica systems feature Fluent Control, a unique combination of integrated workflows and powerful performance tools that simplify and streamline video production. Fluent Control gives rapid access and complete control over all your video production show elements. Execute a series of complex moves into a single button push with Fluent Macros. Confidently produce live content from a touch-screen, control panel or comprehensive multi-viewer. Even produce an entire live show with a single operator. Anyone can deliver exciting live video with Broadcast Pix Mica.


Mica systems feature 8 multi-def SDI inputs + 1 external key cut, 6 multi-def SDI outputs, 2 DVI outputs, and 8 channels of clips and graphics. Includes built-in dual-cahnnel cg and clip server that holds up to 60 hours of H.264, ProRes and DNxHD clips and up to 6 key layers with DVEs and ClearKey chromakeyer. Every Mica switcher includes Broadcast Pix constant low latency and can control 3 unique outputs, with PowerAux, for broadcast, live events or streaming.

Version 4 brings additional features and functionality to our line of Mica integrated production switchers. It features ClearKey, our next generation chromakeyer, dual-channel clip servers, new device controls and enhanced multi-view features. Get Version 4 now and experience the next generation of live video production.

Second Clip Store

Version 4 includes a dual-channel clip server, which handles playback of SD and HD footage in a variety of file formats.

Key Features
  • Multi-Definition: SD, 720p, 1080i 50/60Hz
  • Multi-Format: Apple ProRes PX, LT, 422, Avid, DNxHD, H.264 .mp4/.mov
  • Use the Content Organizer to view clip details
  • View 2nd Channel of content in all stores
  • Now with Alpha: Apple ProRes 4444 Avid DNxHD w/ alpha QT Animation, which allows for longer alpha wipes
  • Now with audio selection for Clips 1, Clips 2, Anim 1 or Anim 2
 V4 - Second Clip Store


The new ClearKey chromakeyer features precise, highly adjustable keying that can handle challenging visuals, such as glass or fast-moving or out of focus objects. Robust color correction removes the most stubborn spill from chromakeyed objects, which makes it ideal for virtual sets. Easy and powerful, it handles color correction with amazing clear results. 

Key Features
  • Easy to use with one-button keying, simple controls, mask & cropping tools
  • Can be controlled two ways, by Fluent workflow tools or panel 
  • Advanced spill suppression
  • Creates realistic shadow and lighting effects
  • Precise color management of keys, shadows, glass, smoke & more
 V4 - ClearKey Chromakeyer

Deck Control

Version 4 also includes new device controls for Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio and Studio Pro video recorders, as well as all AJA Ki Pro recorders, over a TCP/IP connection. 

Basic deck control can record and playback clips by file name, up to 12 decks simunltaneously. Clips can be recorded and played back from the PixPad, and all controls can programmed into a macro for simplified control.
 V4 - Deck Control

Layout Tools

Version 4 also includes enhanced layout tools for Broadcast Pix’s customizable multi-view.  It features a new snap-to-grid feature to make it easier to build new screen layouts. 

Key New Layout Features

  • Convient menu set-up that streamlines customization
  • Multi-view is now faster and easier to customize, with easy recall
  • Customize all your windows displays, showing all your features, with easy float abilites
  • New snapping tools, aligns to grid when you size or move a window
  • Enhanaced grid size control
 V4 - Multi-View Enhanced Layout Tools

V4 Software Now Available

Version 4 is available now as a free upgrade to systems under warranty, as a payable upgrade for customers out of warranty and is shipping with all new systems. With purchase, new customers recieve 14 months of technical support and free software upgrades. 



Video Inputs

External SDI 
  Key Cut 
Internal File Channels  
  Graphics 4

Video Outputs


Fluent-View Monitoring

Number of monitors2
Full motion monitors4 outputs
8 inputs



Common Specifications for all Mica Systems

Video Processing HD 1080i
Video Formats 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 480i/59.94, 576i/50


Audio 2 balanced analog outputs to send the clip server's clips and animation audio to an audio mixer.
Keys Switcher has 6 key layers, with customizable DVE for PiP, scaling, cropping, and flying. Each key has chromakey. Key priority control to move the 6 layers front to back. Integrated animated transitions. 
Media Formats 
  • Clips: ProRes, H.264, DNxHD
  • Animations: Targa sequences, RLE compressions
  • Graphics: .tga, .png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .scribe
  • Capacity: up to 30 hours of clips and animations, thousands of graphics

Workstation Details

Workstation 4RU22.5 x 19 x 7 in57 x 48 x 18 cm 
Weight:  44 lbs lbs / 20 kg
Power:  500 Watts 

Panels Details

500 Panel   
   Dimensions: 15.2 x 9.3 x 4 in / 39 x 24 x 10 cm 
   Weight:  5 lbs / 2 kg 
   Power:  30 Watts 
1000 Panel   
   Dimensions: 18.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 in / 47 x 32 x 14 cm
   Weight:  7 lbs / 3 kg 
   Power:  45 Watts
2000 Panel   
   Dimensions:   27.5 x 12.5 x 7 in / 70 x 32 x 18 cm
   Weight:  16 lbs / 7.3 kg 
   Power:  100 Watts 
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