At a glance
Create Compelling Content
Just because a production is “smaller,” doesn’t mean the demands are fewer. That’s why Ross Video packed the professional-quality feature set of Carbonite into a compact 1 ME production switcher.
The result is Carbonite Black Solo, a powerful yet surprisingly affordable tool for creating engaging content without compromise.
Small Footprint, Big Feature Set
Carbonite Black Solo provides the compact form and affordability of a small switcher, while offering the big switcher feature-set of the Carbonite Black series.
Carbonite Black Solo provides an extensive set of professional features at a budget friendly price.
In addition to on-board media players for stills and short animations, Carbonite Black Solo features a dedicated, single-channel clip player that uses a connected USB media drive to provide controlled playback of user-created content.
Flexible ME Resources
In addition to a fully-featured Mix/Effects bank, Carbonite Black Solo provides two independent MiniMEs that can be used as additional compositing and layering engines. MiniMEs are the perfect tools for feeding on-set monitors or IMAG projectors without tying up the main ME bus.
Like all Carbonites, Black Solo features a powerful macro system that allows operators to easily create customized sequences for controlling switcher events and external devices. Its on-board memory system with flexible store and recall functionality provides simple, one-button access to operator-built effects.
Carbonite Black Solo is part of Ross Video’s DashBoard control ecosystem. DashBoard extends configuration and control of Black Solo to any network-connected computer making remote system monitoring or multi-user operations simple. The available dedicated Control Panel puts all operational parameters at the operator’s fingertips.
Powerful Main ME
Carbonite Black Solo’s main ME provides advanced transition and layering capability with a full suite of Background and Key transitions plus four full-function keyers and a fifth “MediaWipe” keyer for animated media transitions.
2 Built-In MiniMEs
MiniMEs, a unique feature common to all Carbonite switchers, provide an additional set of layering and transition engines that are independent of the main ME banks. Each of Carbonite Black Solo’s two independent MiniMEs provides a background transition mixer and two keyers.
DVEs & Chroma Keys
Floating DVE & chroma key resources are available to the main ME and 2 MiniMEs, making it easy to build engaging multi-layer scenes.
Memories & Macros
Playout of complex scenes and effects is easily achieved with a robust memory and custom control macro system.
Internal Video Processing
Carbonite Black Solo provides six internal frame synchronizers and format converters for untimed sources making it simple to incorporate external signals without genlock capability.
Live Production Hub
Boost your visuals with graphics, video clips and still / animated media. Carbonite Black Solo comes equipped with everything you need for a media-rich production, including:
XPression LiveCG software is included with Carbonite Black Solo at no additional cost. This fully-featured XPression application, running on any network-connected computer, can be used to create high-quality still graphics that are then transferred directly to Solo MediaStores for use in the switcher. LiveCG provides excellent titling capability without added hardware costs.
USB Media Player
In addition to the four onboard MediaStores, Carbonite Black Solo includes a dedicated, single-channel clip player for playout of compressed MPEG-4 AVC files directly from a connected USB-media drive. This internal clip player can be assigned as a source on any bus in the switcher and easily controlled from a dedicated DashBoard interface, switcher Custom Controls or AMP protocols.
Four MediaStore channels, which share 8GB of onboard memory, can be used as sources on anywhere in the system. Still or animated content can be loaded from a USB media drive and playout can be controlled manually or with Custom Control macros.
Carbonite Black Solo U
A place for online self-directed learning of the Carbonite Black Solo Production Switcher.