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Latest Carbonite News

Ross Video is very proud to have received a Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award at IBC in Amsterdam for the Carbonite 2S Production Switcher with MiniMEs and MultiScreen

This year at IBC, Ross Video will be demonstrating a new version of their award winning Carbonite Production Switcher

Ross Video offers breakthrough pricing on their CrossOver and Carbonite Production Switchers effective September 2013
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Carbonite Overview

Ever dream of big switcher production power in a mid-size package you can afford? So did we here at Ross, and turned that dream into reality with Carbonite, a ground breaking new production switcher series.

Carbonite uses the absolute latest technology to pack unprecedented production power into a super compact frame. The Ross Multi-Definition Production Engine that lies at the heart of Carbonite offers the same pristine processing used on other Ross switchers – precisely tuned for this new platform. The superb performance of our award winning Vision series is now available to you in this incredible mid-size package, at an unbeatable price.

Important Note

Standard Carbonite and Carbonite eXtreme Operating Modes
Carbonite and Carbonite eXtreme have 6 floating frame synchronizers / format converters (FSFC) and 4 DVE’s in the default operating mode, if more DVE’s are required there is an alternate boot mode that provides 8 DVE’s with no FSFC’s.

Version 8.0 Carbonite software and later include the powerful MiniME / MultiScreen features which require 8 DVE’s. Therefore when selecting MiniME / MultiScreen mode the FSFC features are disabled and are no longer available.

This limitation does not apply to either the Carbonite+ or Carbonite MultiMedia frame variants.

Easy to Use, Powerful Features
All models of Carbonite feature a breadth of capabilities that make these switchers unique in their class. Ross dedicates a great deal of effort in ensuring that our products enable a significant level of operational control. Of primary concern when designing Carbonite was its ease of use. Starting with the use of large, back lit buttons and Panel Glow for increased operator accuracy, through to the placement of frequently used buttons, Carbonite provides intuitive panel ergonomics and production efficiencies. Not only can you rapidly execute a variety of wipe patterns and memory recalls in just a few pushes, the implementation of a rapid, auto-follow menu system also means that you don’t need to memorize menu hierarchies in order to fine tune your actions. No time or effort is wasted navigating through the panel to see and get what you want.

A simple turn of a knob will apply a border, adjust softness and activate multiplication and rotation to create your own unique look.

Big Switcher Feel
Carbonite’s 1 or 2 ME ergonomically designed control panels offer the capabilities of a much larger switcher. Contributing to the power and ease of use of Carbonite are attributes such as true next transition style operation and the effortless ability to perform full previews on any keyer. Imaginative and dramatic productions facilitated by:

  • Dual 16 input MultiViewers, with multiple layout choices
  • Four Media-Stores with audio for animations and stills
  • DashBoard LiveAssist™ GUI with MediaManager™ Web UI
  • MediaWipes™ Animated Transitions
  • MemoryAI™ recall to preview
  • Custom Control Macro's
  • Four or Eight channels of 2D DVEs
  • UltraChrome™ Choma Keying

UltraChrome is the same leading technology found in the high-end Vision Octane production switchers. This superb and patented chroma keyer features blue spill elimination and bad lighting tolerance.

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