Production Switchers

Carbonite Black Solo

Compact Production Switcher

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.

Budget Friendly

Carbonite Black Solo provides an extensive set of professional features at a budget friendly price.

Media Control

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.

One-Button Playout

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.

Simple Control

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.

Carbonite Black Solo Overview Video

No ordinary compact production switcher, Carbonite Black Solo packs an astounding feature set including 2 MiniMEs and 9 keyers.


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:

Operator Driven

The CB9 Control Panel, designed specifically for Carbonite Black Solo, provides operators with direct access to the switcher’s most important features and controls via dedicated knobs and buttons

DashBoard, Ross Video’s powerful control application that can be run on any network-connected computer, provides a virtual Control Panel that simulates operations on a physical panel. In addition, all setup and configuration operations can be accomplished using DashBoard’s intuitive menus and task-specific custom panels can easily be created to consolidate operations or provide additional control points.

ViewControl provides an intuitive touchscreen interface that combines on-screen switching and transitions with access to Carbonite Black Solo’s powerful Custom Control macro system. Control of Solo and many Ross or third-party devices can be consolidated into a single ViewControl screen to create a simple, yet powerful integrated system.


Carbonite Black Solo comes in two different models:

Inputs 6x 3G HD-SDI
12x 3G HD-SDI
Outputs 5x 3G HD-SDI
5x 3G HD-SDI

Both Carbonite Black Solo models include the same operational features.

Carbonite Black Solo Compact Production Switchers

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A place for online self-directed learning of the Carbonite Black Solo Production Switcher.


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