Real-Time

Graphics

At a glance.

Real-time motion graphics

XPression is the fastest growing real-time motion graphics generation system in the industry today.

Real-Time

XPression uses intelligent caching to provide real-time access to content so there is no lag between keyboard entry and system operation.

Designer Friendly

XPression employs clean user interfaces, logical menus, and controls based on other widely deployed creation tools, shortening any learning curve.

Flexible

XPression handles it all: SD, HD, in SDI or IP, UHD/4K in Quad-Link or 12G Single-Link SDI. XPression software is resolution independent and output card agnostic.

IP Ready

XPression Studio and BlueBox supports SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7 and SMPTE ST 2110. XPression Studio with SMPTE ST 2022-6 is deployed at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the world’s first all-IP stadium!

Scalable

XPression has always been available as a software only solution all the way up to a turnkey hardware product. From a portable configuration all the way to purpose-built hardware, there is an XPression platform that suits all configurations.

Accepted

XPression is in use around the world, in multiple languages. Designers have embraced XPression as a design tool, making it their entry point into creative design and animation development, rather than starting in a desktop suite.

XPression Overview Video

Whether you’re doing news, elections, sports, entertainment, branding, touchscreen, social media, virtual sets, or augmented reality, XPression keeps you miles ahead of your competition.

Features

Open Hardware

XPression supports multiple broadcast video I/O formats and hardware from a wide selction of I/O card vendors. Learn more…

Scalable

XPression supports video formats from SD all the way to UHD. Changing the video output is as easy as changing the I/O card. Learn more…

XPression Tessera

Scale broadcast video across multiple XPression outputs in real time and synchronize them with each other to populate massive video walls. Learn more…

2D and 3D Text

XPression’s font engine gives you the tools to type in any language in any orientation, while toggling between 2D and 3D text for ultimate flexibility. Learn more…

3D Models

Build graphics from XPression 3D primitives or import your own models from today’s most popular 3D design programs. Learn more…

Materials

Use still images, video clips, reflection maps, bump maps, refraction maps, gradients, and live inputs to create multi-layered materials with blending modes in the Materials Editor. Learn more…

Animation

Create Animation Controllers with object keyframes, organize them on a Scene Director timeline, and trigger them at different times, manually or automatically. Learn more…

Visual Logic

Automate and add intelligence to your XPression scenes with Visual Logic. Learn more…

Transition Logic

Choreograph how XPression templates transition from one to the other or update on air with Transition Logic. Learn more…

Clips

Mix and match real-time and rendered animation by using graphic clips rendered with the XPression Video Codec. Learn more…

Sequencer

Add Scenes as Take Items by dragging them directly into the Sequencer. Learn more…

Data Integration

Binding data to your XPression scenes is easy with the XPression DataLinq™ Server – a powerful, yet easy-to-use data management tool. Learn more…

Fitting in Everywhere

Ross Video is introducing a powerful new hardware platform For XPression Studio and BlueBox, in an efficient 2RU form factor. Fitting into the physical space is one thing; the XPression 2RU also scales up to fit into your facility today and for years to come. XPression now enables the number of outputs via software, and not hardware.

Choose either XPression Studio or BlueBox; available as Single Channel, Triple Channel, or Flex editions. Each edition enables a specific number channels of HD-SDI from single channel all the way up to multi-channel 3G configurations or Quad-Link UHD/4K. The hardware is the same for all the HD-SDI configurations; all you do is license a different software edition.

This innovative 2RU configuration also support SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE 2022-7 and SMPTE ST 2110 in Single- or Dual-Channel IP configurations.

Choose wisely…

Ross Video XPression Engines are now available in two form factors, 2RU and 4RU. After polling a wide range of existing XPression customers, we found many were not using physical GPIs and favored the RossTalk™ Smart GPI protocol. AES was another feature that many customers were not using. Even fewer customers needed the Longitudinal Time-Code Input. For those customers, the XPression 2RU offers all the functionality they need.

For the customers who do need those features, the XPression 4RU provides that functionality plus it supports the 12G single-link UHD/4K I/O card, for leading edge video production. Both the 4RU and the 2RU will support HD-SDI and IP workflows.

XPression Engine Editions

Multiple configurations of XPression are available for you to suit any budget or level of production you may have. XPression Studio, BlueBox and Clips are available as a la carte selections. Pick the edition of software and then pick the appropriate hardware configuration to suit your facility.
À La Carte
XPression Studio
XPression BlueBox
XPression Prime
XPression Clips
XPression Go!
XPression Go! Mini
À La Carte Configurations

XPression Studio
  • Full User Interface for Design and Playback
  • Single or Multi-channel HD-SDI up to 3G, UHD/ 4K, IP, and 12G
  • Real-time 3D Render Engine
  • Data-driven or Manual Entry
  • Support for MOS Workflows
  • Full API
  • Images, Videos, 3D Objects and Primitives

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XPression BlueBox
  • Same hardware as XPression Studio, but without User Interface
  • Designed to be Used Under Automation Control
  • Single or Multi-channel HD-SDI up to 3G, UHD/ 4K, IP, and 12G
  • Real-time 3D Render Engine
  • Support for MOS Workflows and
  • Full API
  • Images, Videos, 3D Objects and Primitives

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XPression Prime
  • Single Channel Only
  • HD-SDI Support up to 1080i
  • Real-time 3D Render Engine
  • Data-driven or Manual Entry
  • Support for MOS Workflow
  • No API
  • Images, Videos, 3D Objects
  • 4RU Chassis
  • SSD for System and Media Drives
  • No Redundant PSU, No RAID

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XPression Clips
  • XPression Clips – Single Channel Edition
    • 1 Channel (Fill/Key) Out
    • 1 Video Input
    • 1 Baseband Preview Out
  • XPression Clips – Dual Channel Edition
    • 2 Channels (Fill/Key) Out
    • 2 Video Inputs
  • XPression Clips – Four Channel Edition
    • 4 Channel (Fill/Key) Out

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XPression Go!

Single Channel, Portable Real-time 3D Render Engine. Available as either:

  • Studio
  • BlueBox
  • Prime

Using This Hardware Configuration:

  • Alienware 17 R4 Laptop
  • AJA ioXT Thunderbolt 2 (with Thunderbolt 2 to 3 Adapter) Video I/O device

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XPression Go!

Single Channel, Portable Real-time 3D Render Engine. Available as either:

  • Studio
  • BlueBox
  • Prime

Using This Hardware Configuration:

  • Alienware 17R4 Laptop
  • -Black Magic UltraStudio HD Mini Thunderbolt 3 Video I/O Device

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XPression Workflow Tools

In today’s fast-paced news, sports, branding, and entertainment environments, the best graphics engines are only as good as the workflow tools that take those graphics to air. XPression has a complete line of hardware and software products for efficient collaboration and media moving that maximize your investment and reduce costs.
XPression Tessera
XPression Project Server
XPression Gateway
XPression INcoder
XPression Remote Sequencer
XPression Tick-it Core Server
XPression Connect
XPression Touch Factory
XPression Telestrate
XPression Maps Designer
XPression Maps Server
XPression MOS Client
XPression NLE Client
XPression Tessera
  • Design and Playout control for multiple channel/monitor configurations
  • Can support pixel accurate video distribution across multiple XPression engines for seamless synchronization
  • Developed for large or dynamic stadium video screens, and now moving into studio configurations
  • XPression Tessera is supported in XPression MOS workflows
  • XPTessera SE now offers region mapping and control of all the channels within a single XPression Studio

XPression Project Server
  • Central repository of XPression projects
  • Used as a distribution tool when multiple XPression engines or XPression Project Servers are used
  • Provides Version Control of XPression projects
  • Treated as a disaster recovery backup location for XPression engines
  • Optional for MOS and NLE workflows, as it allows for more than one project to be used in MOS or NLE clients

XPression Gateway
  • Central Server for integration of XPression into MOS and NLE workflows
  • MOS communications to NRCS
  • Preview engine for MOS and NLE clients
  • Required for MOS or NLE workflows

XPression INcoder
  • Transcode engine to flip video files to XPression Codec
  • Provides Watch Folder functionality to transcode
  • Database register to XPression Clips and video files for XPression Graphics
  • One Incoder is required for XPression Clips workflows

XPression Remote Sequencer
  • Software solution to control multiple XPression Engines from a single User Interface
  • Shows Preview images to the operator for each channel controlled
  • Can load multiple MOS rundowns at the same time

XPression Tick-it Core Server
  • Central web server handling ticker and branding data integration
  • Adding Tick-it Channels to allow the Tick-it Core to control XPression Studio or BlueBox editions for automated control and playout
  • Aggregate external and locally created data sources and format them for use via a simple web page
  • Automated delivery of data to pre-formatted XPression templates
  • Schedules and controls XPression graphics for display of branding, ticker and side-bar information display

XPression Connect
  • Software application for social media aggregation and integration with XPression
  • Allows users to create playlists of social media and control playout

 

XPression Touch Factory
  • Design on-air talent controlled touch integration of XPression scenes using a Windows client PC to generate the touch screen input data
  • Users can navigate to pre-configured XPression scenes with user-defined trigger locations on-screen
  • Can be integrated into MOS workflows

XPression Telestrate
  • Software option for XPression allowing for talent-based on-screen illustration
  • Provides tools for drawing freeform paths, lines, circles and other geometric shapes
  • Functionality to add step-by-step numbers to screen for sequencing
  • Uses a layer in an existing XPression frame buffer or can be a separate engine
  • Option to control Replay device from the Telestrate interface
  • Requires an SDI-HDMI converter and touch screen monitor/PC

XPression Maps Designer
  • Create still or animated maps for on-air or on-line use
  • Windows-based tool for creating simple or complex maps
  • Utilizes either vector-based or Microsoft Bing satellite imagery to create International, street-level or regional maps
  • Export either still images or video files for animations
  • Create Map templates for use with XPression Maps Server MOS workflow tools

XPression Maps Server
  • Central server for XPression MOS workflows
  • Journalists access Map templates and input addresses or locations to get formatted maps
  • Real-time feedback on map creation in the MOS newsroom
  • Local server to support newsroom
  • Multiple servers can be linked together to support larger newsrooms

XPression MOS Client
  • XPression MOS ActiveX client for use in all the major newsroom computer systems
  • Displays WYSIWYG previews from a central render engine
  • Interfaces with XPression Maps, Streamline MAM, and network shared folder locations for replaceable content to create a complete self-service graphics creation workflow
  • User input controls provide pull-down lists, radio buttons and check boxes that allow for pre-determined input options per template

XPression NLE Client
  • Extend the capabilities of the XPression MOS workflow into the Edit Suite
  • Journalists can create graphics from MOS templates and save them for the editor to pick up, during the edit
  • Provides a real-time interface to the render engine, for the editor to scale graphics on the NLE timeline
  • Support on Windows for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, Grass Valley Edius and now Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Software Releases

XPression has a rich feature set that continues to grow…

XPression U

A place for online self-directed learning of XPression software and workflow.
MAP101
MAP102
MAP103

Rental Partners

Contact one of our authorized rental partner for all your XPression rental needs.

XPression Marketplace

Explore the many products and services available from our trusted XPression partners.

Freelancer Training

Join Ross Video and get to grips with the more advanced features of XPression.

Applications

This product can be used as part of the following
Smart Production Solutions:

Sports & Live Venue

Government

News

Corporate

Virtual Studio

House of Worship

Mobile

Education

Brochure

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User Stories

  • XPression has been, for us, a game changer. Watch the video…

    Martin Shearman-Brettle
    UK Studio Manager at ELS Gaming
  • XPression is so easy to use. Watch the video…

    Tobias Wold
    Technical Director at Ullevaal Media Center
  • Ross can deliver a whole set of solutions and has a very high return on investment. Watch the video…

    Sun Chun Xiao
    Esports Production Director at VSPN
  • We looked at several systems that would fit our needs. We ended up choosing Ross because they could provide a turnkey system approach. Watch the video…

    David Desrochers
    VP Engineering at NESN
  • Thanks to Ross, News24 is now one of the most sophisticated and next generation user based television stations. Watch the video…

    Samia Rahman
    Head of Current Affairs at News24 Dhaka, Bangladesh

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