Ross Puts Switchers Centre Stage

Ross Video says it plans its biggest 2016 NAB show yet with production switcher Carbonite a highlight.

New Carbonite Black control panels are now available on all models as well as a host of new features with version 12.0 software. One of the feature additions is Multi-Panel operation, “an unprecedented feature” in this segment of the switcher market. It enables users to operate their Carbonite ME, MiniMEs or MultiScreen outputs from multiple control panels and DashBoard control points. This configuration, says Ross, is ideal for Live Event and Church applications.

Also in version 12 are new media transitions, now created by combining graphical animations with background dissolves, wipes and DVE moves without the need for complex macro and memory creation. As well, Carbonite 4K production capabilities have been expanded, now permitting DVE use in 3G / 4K modes when background up conversion is not required.

The largest Ross production switcher series, Acuity, is being shown with integrated IP 10Gb/s I/O capabilities. Explains the vendor, “This solution provides a direct connection into the Evertz IP routing environment without requiring a top of the rack gateway. Acuity IP I/O is compatible with the Evertz ASPEN and SMPTE 2022-6 encapsulation standards for media integration within IP networks and is plug-and-play with the Evertz Magnum control system. Acuity with ASPEN I/O will be showing in the ASPEN Community booth.”

The product also ships with a MultiProcessing input card which adds a set of production features including: frame syncs, multi-viewers, proc amps, color correctors, format conversion and virtual set input delay adjustment.

Version 3.1 of Ross' Streamline MAM application introduces workflow integration with Xpression (Ross' graphics system) for playback and automatic transcoding into the Xpression codec, as well as an integration with automated production control systems. Streamline has many improvements for graphics asset management, including folder structures, implicit metadata profiles and support for Adobe XMP based metadata in assets.

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