New for NAB Show 2019: Carbonite Ultra V2.0 for 12G/UHD Production Switcher Functionality

Ottawa, Canada, April 7th 2019 – Ross Video is pleased to announce Carbonite Ultra V2.0, the latest software version release for the Carbonite Ultra production switcher that delivers above-and-beyond the promised 12G/UHD feature set initially unveiled at IBC 2018. Aside from a complete 12G/UHD toolkit, V2.0 also improves upon the already-impressive core feature set of Carbonite Ultra. Learn more about Carbonite Ultra…

With V2.0, Carbonite Ultra switchers equipped with 2 and 3 SD/HD ME will have access to UHD formats and single-link 12G connectivity. On the UHD ME side, 2 SD/HD ME systems will receive 1 UHD ME, while 3 SD/HD ME systems will receive 2 UHD MEs. In UHD formats, 2 UHD MiniMEs are always available regardless of configuration. Along with multi-ME UHD functionality, users will have access to 18 x 12 G inputs / 16 x 12G & 2 Quad-Link 2Si inputs and 10 x 12G outputs.

Carbonite Ultra gives you all the tools you need to create a compelling production in UHD formats, all UHD MEs & MiniMES have access to a “2-of-everything” set of UHD switcher resources: 2 UHD DVEs, 2 UHD MediaStores with key+fill, 2 UHD chroma keyers, and up to 2 MultiViewers (1080P). When using Carbonite Ultra’s standard processing resources in UHD mode, users will have access to 2 frame sync/format Converters and 2 proc amp/colour correctors that are assignable to any input or output. When using the software-licensed PLUS I/O resources in UHD mode, Carbonite Ultra will provide 8 FS/FCs (assignable to any input), 4 format converters (assignable to any output, and 8 freely-assignable PA/CCs.

“There is no other production switcher in the mid-size arena that comes close to Carbonite Ultra’s UHD capability” said Nigel Spratling, Vice President of Production Switchers and Video Servers for Ross Video “This is huge for the middle market, which is an area we’re seeing growing adoption of UHD formats for live production – particularly to drive large UHD displays in live venues & events.”

Version 2.0 also improves upon the core feature set of Carbonite Ultra with 2 additional UltraChrome chroma keyers (for a total of 4) and 1080p 60 format support.

This software update is only the beginning of the journey for the powerful software-defined live production engine that is Carbonite Ultra. There is plenty more exciting news to come in 2019.

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