At a glance
The World’s Most Popular Mid-Sized Production Switcher
Carbonite Ultra packs big switcher power and performance into a compact, 1RU footprint.
This budget-friendly powerhouse, which is equally at-home in HD or UHD productions, underscores why Carbonite production switchers are synonymous with performance, reliability, and value.
Tradition of Excellence
Built on the foundation of Carbonite, the world’s most popular mid-sized production switcher, Carbonite Ultra represents almost a half-century of experience developing professional quality, cutting-edge live production products and is backed by one of the highest-rated customer support teams in the industry.
More than a Switcher
Carbonite Ultra goes beyond transitions and layering effects with frame syncs, format converters, multiviewers, chroma keyers, an audio mixer/processor and more…all in a single 1RU frame.
Carbonite Ultra supports most common video formats and frame rates from SD all the way to UHD making this platform exceptionally versatile for facilities facing mixed signal formats. And since its onboard I/O processing resources can be expanded with easy-to-install licenses, Carbonite Ultra is an ideal choice for growing facilities.
Continually benefit from a software-defined hardware platform that is built to last you a lifetime. Carbonite Ultra customers will receive new features via free-of-charge software updates and exciting new software-licensed functions that go beyond just a production switcher.
Were it not for its user-configurable front panel lighting, Carbonite Ultra’s compact 1RU frame might get lost in a crowded equipment rack. In fact, its almost hard to believe that so many robust features and I/O matrix could even fit in such a space-saving, energy-conscious footprint.
Carbonite Ultra’s entry-level price point, including high-end features normally found on much more expensive products, is the lowest of any Ross mid-size production switcher ever. That puts serious production horsepower within reach of even budget-conscious facilities that still demand cutting edge technology to produce audience-grabbing results.
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ME & MiniME Resources
Carbonite Ultra packs substantial transition and layering power into its compact 1RU chassis. With up to three full MEs and four MiniMEs in HD or 2 full MEs and two MiniMEs in UHD, each with dedicated full-function keyers, Carbonite Ultra can power even complex productions easily and efficiently.
Carbonite Ultra integrates seamlessly with Ross and third-party devices using DashBoard or industry-standard control protocols. Carbonite Ultra’s DashBoard GUI can even display external device interfaces and user-created custom panels directly.
Advanced Macros & Memories
Timeline macros, a flexible system for storing and recalling panel memories, and integrated memory transition capability provide simple, efficient “one-button” access to even complex switcher effects.
Four independent key/fill MediaStores capable of displaying still or animated files, are available system-wide. MediaStores 1 & 2 are also available for quick and easy animated transitions using Carbonite Ultra’s included MediaWipe transition keyer.
Independent MultiViewers are included In Carbonite Ultra’s extensive feature set. The switcher provides up to four 16-window MultiViewers in SD or HD (two in UHD) for comprehensive source and destination monitoring. Source labels, as well as tally and aspect ratio indicators, can be configured on a box-by-box basis
Ross Video’s patented UltraChrome system is included with Carbonite Ultra. Independent floating chroma-keyers provide outstanding results and feature auto-image analysis for quick and easy setup. Soft-edge masks help remove unwanted scene elements and built-in frame delay for use in virtual set productions is included.
|VIDEO FORMAT||SDI INPUTS||SDI OUTPUTS||FULL MEs||MiniMEs|
|SD / HD / 1080P||24||14||1-3||4|
|12G / UHD||18 (12G)||10 (12G)||1-2||2|
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