Compix Media, Inc. unveiled at a Tuesday press conference at the NAB show, Compix Persona, its latest character generator—that includes VirtualOverlay—and which a company executive said can save users “thousands of dollars.”
Compix Persona has six imaging channels offering “the functionality of six character generators in one unit,” said Veronica Kim, Compix’s president. With Compix Persona, users can create up to six independent channels of motion-filled graphics and composite them virtually, using only one physical output, she said.
In addition, VirtualOverlay provides unlimited object layers such as 3D, images and clips per overlay channel, Kim said. The unit can also produce logos and channel IDs, she added.
With Compix Persona, users can create up to six independent channels of motion-filled graphics and composite them virtually, using only one physical output, Kim said. The unit can produce logos and channel IDs, she said. That branding capability is used quite often, and being able to have that function as a VirtualOverlay “can save a user thousands of dollars,” she said.
Those functions, combined with the price—under $30,000—and ease of use, make the unit attractive to users, especially for cost conscious government broadcasters, she said. Compix has scores of government clients, including NASA, the U.S. Army and Air Force, and per the requests of the government clients, the unit is easy to use. “It’s very easy to get started, we provide lots of templates that are available to use, so users don’t necessarily have to be a professional graphics designer to create the graphic,” said Kim, who added, Compix Persona is “the next generation” of our company.