Carbonite Upgrades to UHD, 12G

Ross Video has unveiled new features and functionality for its Carbonite production switchers, notably UHD capability.

Carbonite UHD is the latest version that transforms Carbonite Black or Black Plus models into a UHD switcher. This is a “ground-up” design for UHD switching, not merely bus-linking and mapping of 3G – but the realization of a fully UHD production switcher, says Ross Video.

With this software version, Carbonite Black becomes a complete 1 ME UHD switcher with 4 full keyers including a UHD chroma keyer, and transition key for MediaWipes and DVE moves. Also included, are 2 channels of UHD DVE and 2 MiniME’s – each with 2 full keyers and next transition preview. 

“This is an unrivalled step forward in switcher design, it simply isn’t possible to find another product at this price point that offers this level of UHD performance,” claims Ross.

Ross Video also announce the Carbonite Black Plus 12G chassis, which adds single link 4K connectivity. This features 36 x 22 I/O, all of which accept SD/HD/3G and 3G Quad signals. The pivotal feature of the Black Plus 12G is a 12G link on every fourth input or output, providing total flexibility for signal format mixing and matching.

Carbonite UHD utilizes 2SI UHD sampling, so standard Black frame UHD inputs and outputs need to be in 2SI format and not square division quad. However, Carbonite Black Plus and Black Plus 12G features input and output conversion to convert between square division and 2SI – as well as up and down conversion to HD formats.

The UHD firmware will be downloadable from the Ross website in mid-2017.

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