Broadcast Tech Awards

10-11 May 2023
Olympia London

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02 Oct 2020

How PIX streamlines production

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The industry-standard tool for securely sharing dailies and cuts, PIX began as an acronym for Production Information Exchange.

As the name implies, the system was conceived as a way of streamlining the flow of information across the complex webs of human talent and technology that produce media content. The virtues of dependability, security and ease of use that led to wide adoption of the PIX System for dailies are also facilitating communication in every other aspect of production from script to screen.

From concept to screen, everyone on the same page
PIX streamlines the Script process, from development through archiving.
The nexus of any production – the script – requires an astonishing amount of administrative attention. PIX can streamline this process, from development through archiving, beginning with the accurate tracking and distribution of the latest rewrites between writers, studios, producers and directors. Once a script is locked and greenlit, distribution is handled in a specific PIX project that offers tailored security precautions and ensures that current drafts are available throughout the shoot for the studio and the entire production team. After post, the final script serves as a safe, yet easily accessed reference for the future.

Casting the Net
PIX brings flexibility and organization to casting for a faster, smoother process.
Pros know that the frictionless flow of information can markedly accelerate most production processes. In the case of casting, PIX’s flexible permissions scheme means that audition reviews happen faster, with security and privacy concerns eliminated. Casting materials of any description – video and audio recordings, headshots, resumes – can be uploaded, organized and shared with and commented on by casting directors, producers and directors. The Approvals tool in the PIX viewer allows for quick sorting and easy navigation and distribution of approved assets. Information – the lifeblood of production – gets where it needs to go, safely and accurately.

A Sound Workflow with PIX
PIX Sound and Music workflows make sound post seamless, from anywhere.
Sound editors, music supervisors and composers – as well as directors – depend on the PIX Sound and Music workflows to review potential cues in anticipation of cut releases and the final mix. Editorial work blend seamlessly, even using live review sessions through PIX to efficiently collaborate in spotting sessions, laying the groundwork for smooth ADR. After ADR, new edited material is easily uploaded to PIX and shared with colleagues anywhere.

Creating an Illusion
Effective communication in PIX is key to a visual effects pipeline.
Today’s elaborate, high-tech effects require extensive planning, and their success often depends in large part on visual harmony with main unit imagery. PIX’s strength as a communication tool aids in design, construction, review and approval. Communications sometimes handled through standard email are bolstered when the notes and comments are passed along together with the images being discussed – another small but important improvement in efficiency that leads to quality filmmaking.

Reviews and Previews
Secure, industry-standard content previews and publicity screeners using PIX.
The Motion Picture Association now officially prefers to screen ratings submissions via PIX whenever possible. Even during the current Covid-19 crisis, the MPA has continued securely reviewing submissions by adjusting workflows for individual viewings. A wide range of studios and large production companies handle MPA projects by uploading their submission cut for a specified review period. It’s a great example of X2X technology keeping the production wheels turning to the benefit of the entire industry, and another reason PIX has become the standard throughout the production universe. Similarly, PIX is widely used to securely send screeners to press and publicity channels – PIX has worked with every major talk show over the years to place custom hardware in offices and homes. Some clients use PIX’s tvOS application to review. During the Covid-19 crisis, PIX’s industry-standard security protocols ensure that pre-release content screenings can be safely shared with large numbers of employees or vendors, obviating the need to rent a screening room.

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    Groovy Gecko
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    Purminder Gandhu
    BBC R&D
  • MPTS is an important date in the calendar for us, this is THE only broadcast show in the UK that supports pro audio. It’s great to be back amongst our industry peers and we look forward to meeting customers old and new.
    Paul Mortimer
    emerging Ltd
  • The Media Production and Technology Show is a great event for connecting with the local media and entertainment community - from broadcast execs to heads of production and post facilities, right through to the hands-on crew and operators that rely on our media services and technology solutions. As longtime supporters of MPTS and regular exhibitors at the show, we've seen the event grow bigger and stronger each year.
    Jason Cowan
  • Shows like this are so important for the TV industry, especially just after covid. Coming out of covid, it's so important to get out there, see everyone, make those connections and make magic happen, this is exactly what the television industry needs.
    Kitty Scott-Claus
    Drag Race UK almni
  • When it comes to seeing the latest technology and connecting with customers, MPTS is the most important UK trade event that HHB Communication takes part in. We are consistently blown away by the year-over-year growth of the event and the ability of the MBI to keep the show fresh and innovative
    Lexie Morgan
    Head of Marketing, HHB Communication
  • It's lovely to see everyone back in the same place after such a long absence. And there’s a real buzz to the event today, there’s a lot of people here, there’s really nice energy. It’s been a really difficult 2 years for a lot of us, out of adversity comes innovation.
    Dean Webster
    Ten66 Television
  • We get to showcase, network, collaborate, learn and experience so many aspects of this profession. We met some game-changing clients and contacts who have added significant long term value to our external operation. With the Technology sector integrated this year, we're excited to understand how that could broaden our reach even further...
    Bethan Wilkin
  • For the industry, shows like this are so important because everyone is working on their own thing and working incredibly hard, sometimes you have to step back and take a look at what other people are doing, what the competition are doing and bounce off one and other. So to have a situation where you can meet other industry professionals and discuss some of the challenges that you’ve faced, I think it can only be a good thing.
    Alison Bender
    TV Presenter
  • As the industry comes back together for 2022, one-to-one relationships are more important than ever and The Media Production & Technology Show provides ELEMENTS with a great platform to meet with like-minded people in this specialist industry.
    Alistair Washbourn
  • 2022 was the first time RED Digital Cinema exhibited at the Media Production and Technology Show at Olympia London. Following product developments that have enabled our cameras to be hugely impactful in different AV industries such as live broadcast/streaming, and LED wall virtual production, the show helped us connect with a new set of customers. We made a lot of new contacts and will certainly be back in 2023
    David Webb
    EMEA Director of Sales, RED Digital Cinema
  • It’s really great to be at the Media Production and Technology Show in 2022. The atmosphere is absolutely incredible, really pleased we’re partnering with the show again this year. It's really so exciting to be able to make connections again, meet people face to face and we’re really delighted to be back on the show floor having a fantastic time!
    Carrie Wootten
  • In a normal calendar year, the value offering MPS offers with such a diverse and user end focus of visitors is invaluable. After the recent times we have all experienced, the overwhelming input we have received from productions and customers alike, our expectations are for an amazing show….
    Brian Larter
  • MPTS has always been an event which we enjoy being part of, giving us the opportunity to meet our current customers in one place and being introduced to new ones. This year is most exciting, due to us being able to see faces we haven’t seen in quite a while, and the first exhibition we will be at this year.
    Holly Rowsell
    Polar Graphics Ltd
  • Shows like The Media Production and Technology Show are so important for people to actually see the products, speak to the professionals and show them how they can use it within the industry for themselves, it's so good to be back.
    Barry Griffin
    Canon UK
  • It was very exciting to have such a group of interesting people who know their stuff, to just dive straight back in to the in-person conference. I’m really excited to be back, walking the floors, looking at all the cool interesting stuff and talking to some real media industry leaders.
    LJ Rich
    Presenter and Broadcaster
  • It's so well attended and it's so nice to be back here with everybody looking at all the new cool stuff, it's really good.
    Jet Omoshebi
    Goldcrest Post