Ross Video Brings Even More Choice and Flexibility to Carbonite for IBC 2014


Last Updated: September 12, 2014 5:54 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 12, 2014) Today, Ross Video announces its award winning Carbonite Production Switcher will demonstrate version 10.0 software at IBC 2014. Version 10.0 supports 2.5 ME operation, MiniME and MultiScreen modes, 3G and UHD (4K) signal processing, as well as some very unique new features.

Carbonite v10.0 new features include the ability to ‘fly’ any key source by utilizing Carbonite’s powerful DVE’s (including Chroma Keys). Advanced ME Layer mode enables complex key layers to be built on any ME, with the composited result then available to another ME, MiniME’s or to direct outputs for use in a downstream keyer. Carbonite v10.0 also includes full Integration with the Ross Video’s OverDrive Automated Production Control system.

Carbonite’s huge internal processing capabilities makes it possible for us to continue to add some astonishing new features, which can be viewed at IBC along with our European launch of our two new 3 ME panels - making MiniME and 2.5 ME operation a pure joy,” says Nigel Spratling, Marketing Product Manager at Ross Video. “Carbonite offers a level of production power and system connectivity that no other product can offer, and if you couple that with our stunning XPression Graphics System and BlackStorm Playout Server, you have an efficient and cost effective production system capable of producing the highest quality content for any application – quickly and effectively. Now with the added ability to connect Carbonite to our Overdrive APC, a truly cost effective automated news production is within reach of many customers.”

Ross Video’s new Carbonite panels being launched at IBC include the 3S, a 24-button panel that adds a third ME row for instant control of MiniMEs, MultiScreen and a half ME. This ergonomically designed panel has a raised menu control area for easy reach and viewing. The 3X panel has all the features of the 3S with the addition of 32 source select buttons. The 3X also has dedicated ME row selection buttons for instant control of any ME or MiniME on any row. With eight Custom Control bank select buttons, the 3X has 256 custom control macros for direct selection at any time.

Carbonite Version 10.0 will be a free software update for all current systems, and visitors to IBC will be able to see the full new feature set of this production powerhouse on Ross’ Stand 9.C10.

About Ross Video
Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, robotic camera systems, social-media management, production switchers, routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems, terminal equipment and more.

Ross products and services are designed to offer the best system integration and unmatched customer choice by both working together seamlessly and integrating tightly with third-party solutions.

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