Production Switchers

Carbonite Ultra

Multi-ME HD/UHD Production Switcher

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.

Format Flexible

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.

Future Secure

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.

Affordably Attractive

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.

Upgrade Your Carbonite Ultra Today

Download the latest release of Carbonite Ultra software at no cost to take advantage of the most up-to-date feature additions.

Production Power

Carbonite Ultra packs 24 IN / 14 OUT, up to 3 full MEs and 4 built-in MiniMEs – into a single 1RU chassis. Now that’s production wizardry!


SD / HD / 1080P 24 14 1-3 4
12G / UHD 18 (12G) 10 (12G) 1-2 2

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.

Control Panels

From fully manual to advanced automation workflows, there’s a perfect control surface for the task.

  • Acuity Control Panels are compatible with the entire line of Acuity and Ultrix Acuity products
  • The stunning TouchDrive control surfaces can be paired with Ultrix Acuity, Ultrix Carbonite, Carbonite Black/Plus/12G, Carbonite Ultra or the Graphite all-in-one platform.

Audio Mixer Evolved

Carbonite Ultra’s internal RAVE audio mixer provides a professional toolset for audio processing, mixing, and routing. This includes:

Access to all 16 channels of each SDI input, internal PC audio, and optional analog Audio Breakout Modules,

Up to 48 faders that can be independently configured as stereo (L-R) or mono (L-L or R-R) and flexible output routing for Main, Monitor, or Aux mixes.

Powerful channel-by-channel audio contouring tools including parametric EQ, Compression/Limiting, and Noise Gating,

Sample Rate Conversion to maintain 24-bit broadcast-quality audio on AES and SDI
inputs 1 6,

Fader-by fader assignable Audio Follow Video functionality to automatically track sources that are transitioned to Program,

Twelve user-configurable Aux mixes for mix-minus, multi-lingual or iso feeds .

Carbonite Ultra U

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