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At Ross, creating high performance, affordable live production technology has been our passion for close to 4 decades. Our dedication to improving the state-of-the-art in live production technology has resulted in OverDrive, the most advanced automated production control system on the planet. OverDrive takes the complex and simplifies it, putting your entire production on an easy to use touch screen interface. OverDrive technology enables even the most sophisticated productions to be executed more cleanly and consistently, while delivering substantial savings in operational costs. Whether you produce live content for the web, your congregation, a stadium full of sports fanatics, local or even the highest level national news, OverDrive will make your productions stand out above the rest.

OverDrive is a highly flexible production control system that enables touch screen control over the devices used in a production environment.  OverDrive integrates with the Synergy SD, MD/X and Vision series of production switchers, leveraging their powerful control interfaces over video servers, VTRs, DDRs, audio mixers, robotic cameras, routers, still stores and more.

OverDrive also offers a MOS newsroom interface featuring an ActiveX plug-in that integrates directly into a variety of newsroom systems such as Associated Press' ENPS, Avid iNEWS, and Autocue QNews.  This interface enables production elements, such as switcher effects, DVE effects, audio mixes and robotic camera moves to be placed directly into the rundown.   The interface provides a LiveLink™ from the newsroom system rundown to the OverDrive production run down.  Changes made in the newsroom system rundown are immediately updated in OverDrive.

The OverDrive production control system has been designed for a variety of applications such as news, sports, live event and faith-based productions.  The flexibility of the system allows users to have fully automated, semi-automated or traditional manually controlled productions all from the same control room.  With OverDrive, you have full access to your production equipment, and full control over your production at all times.

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