Ross Video’s Carbonite Mosaic Multi-Screen Image Processor to be Highlighted at the 2018 IBC Show

Ross Video’s Carbonite Mosaic is an innovative new compositing tool built on the Carbonite Black Plus engine that can output a canvas size of over 20 million pixels.

With single frame latency, this processor delivers high-quality scaled video with 5 layers for video and graphics that complement the live action.

With broadcast studios and sports stadia increasingly using larger or unusually-sized displays, content creators also need a tool that can handle live video processing and scaling. Carbonite Mosaic has a fully-loaded video-image processing feature set: 20 million pixel maximum canvas size, 5 Layers per canvas, up to 10 independent canvases, 36 inputs and 25 outputs, input and output processing, internal media playback, 4 built-in MultiViewers for monitoring, and HDR HLG Ready.

“Carbonite Mosaic retains many of the Carbonite’s intuitive operational features for setting up and running a show; it’s a complete canvas video-image processor offered at an incredibly affordable price point. That’s the beauty of a software-defined system, built on a reliable hardware platform.”
— Nigel Spratling, Vice-President of Production Switchers at Ross,

Other news includes the latest versions of Ross Video’s flagship Acuity production switcher, Carbonite switcher, and the launch of a new Carbonite Black Solo13 model. Acuity V8 and Carbonite V13 offer a host of new features; launch of the new Carbonite Black Solo13 cements Carbonite’s position as industry’s most popular midsize family of switchers.

Acuity Version 8 adds a number of features to the already comprehensive set, including: Floating 3D DVE; MultiViewer Cards can now have a DVE card installed to share system wide with all MEs, 2020 WCG HDR Conversion on Input Processing Boards and on Output Boards with support for HLG, PQ and Slog3; Audio added to the Global Store; Enhancements to Custom Controls based on user request and feedback; Improvements to Acuity panel quick row delegations; and Virtual panel now served from the real panels.

Carbonite – a popular midsize switcher – has been upgraded to Version 13 for the show and benefits from the addition of a number of new features: DashBoard VirtualPanel is now available for all Carbonite switchers; DashBoard control of input & output Colour Corrector and proc amps (for Plus, MultiMedia, Black Plus & Black Plus 12G); Colour correctors now include presets for colour temperatures. Also, SDR to HLG1200 and HLG1200 to SDR (709 colour space) presets are now included; Live Assist DashBoard Menu improvements. Transition menu includes Source Selection for PST & BKGD, Next Transition Inclusions, Show Alpha, and a cleaner settings grouping; MediaWipe enhancement – select layer that MediaWipe will be located; and any Bus Follow – all switcher video buses can follow any switcher bus.

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