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Pixel Power Announces Collage Sales in FInland

(August 08, 2001)
Pixel Power Ltd. announced that leading production house, Werne, Espoo, Finland, has taken delivery of the first Pixel Power character generators/graphic systems sold in Finland. The systems are comprised of two Collage 2 GX units and two Collette off-line editing packages. The systems will be situated in two locations: one in Werne's outside broadcast (OB) truck, which will be used primarily for sports applications. The second will provide text and graphics for studio production.

Werne is one of the largest studio post-production and OB facilities in Finland, with a long history and expertise in live sports productions. Due to the live environment that they specialize in, Werne was looking for a fast, reliable and easy to use character generator with extensive graphics, animation and on-air capabilities. Pixel Power was chosen after all major character generator (CG) products, including PC-based systems, were evaluated by Werne. Crucial factors in Werne's decision to purchase Collage 2 were the exceptional speed of operation in the live environment, powerful features, highest quality graphics, versatility and value for money. The two Collette packages will allow off-line editing and graphics importation across Werne's Ethernet network.

Ari Parviainen, Managing Director of Werne, says, "After careful evaluation of all systems out there, we chose Pixel Power because we felt their system offered the best solution, especially for the live sports environment."

James Gilbert, Managing Director of Pixel Power says, "Having a leading studio post-production and OB facility like Werne choose the Collage 2 & Collette systems to meet its needs further validates the strengths of our systems in the live sports and broadcast markets".

Designed with the graphics artist in mind, Collage 2 GX is aimed at the graphics preparation area in a larger broadcaster or as a multipurpose graphics powerhouse in the smaller regional station, post facility or corporate edit suite. Collage 2 GX is more than a dedicated character generator. It further expands system capabilities to include cell animations, an enhanced range of flexible shapes and analogue clock functions. It also adds a comprehensive onboard paint system with freehand brushes, image effects, color correction, matte creation, rotoscoping and VTR control. Tight integration of paint and character generation tools streamlines the workflow, making the Collage 2 GX execptionally flexible and productive.

Collette, a software-only character generator, provides offline job creation and editing for the Pixel Power family of character generators, still stores and graphics systems. It leverages Pixel Power's established expertise in high quality character generation to platforms where online video hardware output is not required. For example, to feed non-linear edit systems or in multiple-channel networked environments.

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