At a glance
Be the Conductor of Your Media Symphony
If you’re at the top of a major broadcast/live event operation, chances are you’re looking for industry-leading, future-proof capabilities backed by rock-solid service and support. If you could see behind the walls of the world’s largest most consummate broadcasters, you would see one Ross Acuity switcher after another.
At the heart of everything we do at Ross is our switcher technology – and Acuity is our top-of-the-line switcher designed to handle the world’s most challenging live events. Built to easily adapt to evolving technology, Acuity is built with the biggest creative feature set for the biggest productions.
Meet the Demands
Acuity is the most powerful production switcher ever designed by Ross Video. It provides extensive compositing and transition capabilities and customizable features that can address the needs of even the most complex productions.
Engage with your Audience
Acuity’s amazing effects repertoire, including 2D and available 3D DVEs with Warp and Curvilinear effects, on-board MediaStores for still and animated files, and Aux Mixing and Keying allow operators to create eyeball-engaging effects that help advance any storyline.
Complicated productions often come with complex signal routing requirements for secondary feeds, on-set monitor displays, clean feed outputs, and more. Acuity’s extensive multifeed capabilities can meet those challenges while reducing dependency on external routing systems.
Acuity is available in two different frame sizes with expandable ME and MultiViewer capabilities. And either frame can be paired with one of six available Control Panels, each with expanded “Double-Down” versions.
Available 12G Multiprocessing Input boards with integrated Frame Syncs, Format Converters, SDR-HDR Converters, and Proc Amp/Color Correctors provide an all-encompassing upgrade path to UHD operations.
Control, Control, Control
Acuity features the widest range of device control protocols of any Ross production switcher. From audio mixers to tally systems, chances are that if a device can be controlled, Acuity can do it.
Upgrade Your Acuity Today
Download the latest release of Acuity software at no cost to take advantage of the most up-to-date feature additions.
Powerful Production Engines
Acuity is available in 4RU and 8RU sizes, each with different I/O, ME and MultiViewer counts, providing even mid-size facilities the opportunity to leverage the enormous processing and signal management power of Acuity. Both frames support virtually every major video format from SD to UHD.
Using Acuity’s independent Aux mixing and keying features, on-set monitor feeds or simple branded secondary outputs can be easily created without tying up valuable ME resources.
A wide range of available on-board monitoring solutions keep Control Room staff updated while reducing system complexity by eliminating the need for external routing or signal distribution systems.
Split MEs & Configurable Outputs
Acuity’s powerful MultiFeed feature expands the capability of each ME. Any ME can be split into two separate transition and layering systems with user-configured key layers. Additionally, outputs from the split MEs can be managed separately and independently.
Dual Menu Display & On-Panel Module
Acuity’s included industrial-grade touchscreen displays the unique dual menu system which allows for separate menu sections to be displayed independently on the upper and lower portion of the screen. Additionally, the available on-panel menu module puts those menus at the operators fingertips for even more control.
Ross Video Communities!
The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.
Choose from one of 6 control panels, then match it to the chassis that best suits your application.
A place for online self-directed learning of the Acuity Production Switcher.
3D DVE Installation
3G Video Processor Installation
Aux Control Panel Mounting
Aux Power Module Installation
Control Panel Module Installation
Evertz IP Board Installation
Extended Tallies Installation
Frame Board Installation
Frame HDD Replacement
Frame PSU Fan Replacement
Panel CompactFlash Replacement
Panel Row Addition