Production Switchers Carbonite Black Specifications

Specifications

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Highly powerful and efficiently designed, Carbonite delivers unprecedented performance in a remarkably cost-effective package. Carbonite sets the bar as the new world standard for mid-sized production switchers. Carbonite delivers Pure Production Power!

Control Panels

Key Features Carbonite Black 1 / 1s Carbonite Black 2 / 2s Carbonite Black 3s / 3x
Physical Features      
Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons 18 / 24 18 / 24 24 / 32
Number of ME Rows 1 2 3
ME Effects Memory Keypad CB1 – Global Only
CB1s – Yes
CB2 – Global Only
CB2s – Yes
Yes
Theme-Able Panel Glow RGB Buttons
8 Character Input and Key Source Color Mnemonics
Custom Control Macro Buttons with Split Row Mnemonics 64 / 96 64 / 96 96 / 256

Features & Interfaces

Features  
Number of Keys per ME 5
(4 + 1 Transition Key)
Number of Keys per MiniME 2 per MiniME
Number of Keys on Half ME 2 DSK + Media Wipe
Total Keyers in MiniME Mode 1 ME = 13
2 ME = 18
3 ME = 23
Total Keyers in 2.5 ME Mode 13
UltraChrome Keyers (Floating) 2
Number of Media-Stores™ (Capacity 8GB) 4
Supported Media File Types Stills: .BMP. Stills & Animations: .JPG .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha) & 48k WAV audio files
Browser-based Graphics Management
Pattern Generators 2 per ME
Effects Memory with MemoryAI™ 100 per ME
Animated MediaWipes™
Direct Media Store Render Via Ethernet
LiveEDL™
(Generates an Edit Decision List For Use In Post Production)
Interfaces  
DashBoard LiveAssist
ViewControl – Visual Production Control
Robotic Camera Control

Operating Modes

Modes Number of DVEs 2.5 ME 4 x MiniME Vid Modes ViewControl Max MV Windows
Standard Mode* 4 SD + HD 2 x 16
MiniME 8 SD + HD 2 x 16
MiniME 1080P 50/60 4 3G 2 x 10
2.5 ME** 8 SD + HD 2 x 16
2.5 ME 1080P 50/60** 4 3G 2 x 10

* Standard Mode only applies to Carbonite & Carbonite eXtreme models.. Carbonite Plus and MultiMedia models have Frame Sync/Format Converters on all inputs regardless of operating mode.
** 2.5 Modes only apply to Carbonite, Carbonite Plus and Carbonite MultiMedia Engines

Frames (Processing Engines)

Key Features Carbonite / Plus / MultiMedia Carbonite Black / Plus Carbonite eXtreme
Multi-Definition Inputs 18 or 24 36 From 24 to 144
Multi-Definition Outputs 10 22 / 25*** From 16 to 144
Number of MEs 1, 2 or 2.5 2 or 3 1, 2 or 2.5
Number of MiniMEs 4 4 4
Number of Multiviewers™ with Tally and Source Names 2 (Up to 32 windows) 2 x 16 window / 5 x 16 window 2 (Up to 32 windows)
Internal Format Converters / Frame Synchronizer 6* / All Inputs / All Inputs 6* / 36 6*
Number of Floating DVE’s 8 or 4* / 8 / 8 8 or 4* / 8 8 or 4*
Input Proc Amps No / All Inputs / All Inputs No / Yes
Input Color Correctors No / All Inputs / All Inputs No / Yes
Output Color Correctors / Proc Amps / Format Conversion 12 (Plus Frame Only)
Selectable SDI / HDMI / Analog inputs No / No / 2 or 4 No / No
HQ Format Converters (I to P & Computer Resolutions) No / No / 2 or 4 No / No
Number of GPI/O 34 34 34
Number of Tallies 34 34 34
Removable Storage Media USB USB USB
Time Code Input Yes (LTC) Yes (LTC) Yes (LTC)
Ethernet Ports 2 2 2
Reference Input Black or Tri-Level Black or Tri-Level Black or Tri-Level
Internal Reference Generator
Independently Configurable Reference Outputs 2 2 None
Editor Port 1 (RS-422) 1 (RS-422) 1 (RS-422)
Signal Processing Standards      
Standard Definition 480i/59.94, 576i/50
High Definition 720P & 1080i 50/60
1080PsF, 23.98/25
1080P 29.97
3G 1080P 1080P 50/60
UHD / 4K** 4x Quad Link (MultiScreen Mode)


* User selectable 6 FCFS or 8 DVE’s. (0 FCFS and 4 DVE’s in 3G mode).
** In 3G mode, the 24 input system has 12 format converters / frame synchronizer, and the 18 input system has 9.
*** Three additional outputs are MultiViewer only.
The Carbonite 1 and Carbonite 1S panels are able to address two ME’s – the operator can swap between ME 1 and ME 2 control.