XPression U

Welcome to XPression U, a place for online self-directed learning of XPression software and workflow.

MAP101
XPression Maps is a powerful tool for creating detailed maps for your video productions.
MAP102
Creating an animated map in XPression Maps is as easy as selecting a starting and ending […]
MAP103
Creating a Map template for use in the self-service XPression MOS Plug-in workflow is really easy.
MAP104
XPression Maps Designers can create a “parade route” on a map to show a traveling path.
MAP105
One of the most important part of keeping viewers tuned in is a consistent use of […]
B101
How to properly set up a project.
B102
We're going to cover Object Manipulation in XPression, creating objects, moving objects around in 3D and […]
B103
Creating text objects, formatting text and creating fonts in XPression is a breeze and you can […]
B104
An introduction to using materials and how to include Images or Videos with reflective effects that […]
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Template links or Object Publishing.
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In this video we will learn how to move stuff by creating any kind of looping […]
B107
In this tutorial we will learn how to create and edit take items, controlling the sequencer […]
B108
Creating keyframed animations in XPression.
B109
New in XPression 6.0, Transition Logic is Ross Video’s feature in XPression that allows the XPression […]
B110
Stations with an XPression gateway for their MOS workflow can now provide the same templates to […]
B111
Some XPression customers are using their XPression engines for station branding which includes sponsorship artwork or […]
B112
To meet the needs of XPression designers, a new Primitive Object has been introduced, which has […]
B113
Driven by customer requests, there have been considerable changes to the XPression MOS Plug-in.
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XPression now has an additional Data Source for text objects, User Input Controls.
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Building on the basics of User Input Controls, Importing lists can be done using text fields […]
B116
XPression Clips is now available in the XPression MOS ActiveX plug-in (not currently in the NLE […]
B117
The XPression MOS plug-in now gathers the user name of the NRCS client which is hosting […]
B118
Using the same process as the Project Server listed above, the XPression MOS plug-in gets the […]
B119
Adobe has formalized the use of embedded metadata into a protocol they call eXtensible Metadata Platform, […]
B120
It is now possible to set loop points for videos used in XPression scenes at the […]
B121
For users who count on textures from the local file system, rather than adding textures as […]
B122
XPression utilizes a highly efficient compression codec for video files used in XPression.
B123
Some designers and rendering programs provide image (.tga, .jpg, .png, etc.) sequences as output files, rather […]
B124
Situations such as ingesting video and alpha from a single source feed (video tape or single-channel […]
I201
In this tutorial we're going to look at how you can change existing keyboard shortcuts in […]
I202
Find out what visual logic is and how you can build smart templates that can control […]
A301
This is a quick intro on how to write a C Sharp application to control your […]
CL102
The Clip Store option for XPression is a powerful tool for video clip management and playout […]
CL103
Accessing the components of the user interface for XPression Clips and the basic requirements of output […]
CL104
XPression Clips automatically enables the FILL2 option for XPression Studio.
CL105
Program producers often has a requirement for simple looping videos.
CL107
XPression Clips also supports the import of still images within the watch folder process.
CL109
XPression 6.0 adds the ability to record baseband video within the XPression user interface.
CL201
This video shows how to install the XPression Studio software.
CL202
Some features and options of XPression have minimum version requirements and may require the system is […]
CL203
This video covers the installation of the software components of the XPression Clips option.
CL205
This video will provides instruction on how to set up the XPression Clip Store software, once […]
CL207
The INcoder software provides watch folder workflows for XPression video files, transcoding files from various different […]
TS100
Ross Video would like to introduce you to Trackless Studio, our cost-effective solution for virtual set […]
TS102
This video is a comprehensive tutorial walking the user through the process of identifying the proper […]
TS104
Launching Trackless Studio and XPression in the proper order is important to establishing the “handshake” between […]
TS106
Understanding the Menu option of a software application can make the different between the operator mastering […]
TS108
The Trackless Studio playout process is handled through the Production Control screen.
TS110
There are some essential but simple settings that need to be set up and occasionally reviewed […]
TS112
Setting up a Trackless Studio show will be easy after reviewing this tutorial.
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Virtual sets can contain virtual monitors, and it is easy to change the content, such as […]
TS116
Trackless Studio can be more than just the virtual set in your production.
TS118
Adding XPression graphics in or over the Trackless Virtual Studio is easy to do, using Events.
TS120
In a live production control room, a great user interface still requires a dedicated control surface, […]
T101
Introducing XPression Tick-it, from Ross Video.
T102
Tick-it puts control in your hands. Take a look at the entire solution using XPression Tick-it.
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XPression Tick-it has specific modules for specific workflow requirements.
T104
Ever wonder how to set up a ticker project and who does what?
T105
The XPression Tick-it Content Modules provide focused on data sets for News, Sports, Weather, Financial Data.
T106
XPression Designer Alain Savoie discusses the design process he uses to create content in XPression and […]
T107
XPression is linked to Tick-it data, using the XPression Tick-it Ace module, running on the XPression […]
T108
The Story Module of XPression Tick-it allows the user to set-up or modify content before approving […]
T109
The XPression Tick-it Sports Module les you link data feeds to XPression Tick-it or create custom […]
T110
The XPression Tick-it Weather Module lets users link data from service providers into XPression templates including […]
T111
The XPression Tick-it Financial Module provides a simple user interface to link data sources of financial […]
T112
The Elections Module for XPression Tick-it allows for registration of Candidate information, elections, and voting regions […]
T113
Scheduling Promos, generating "As Run" reports and even adding artwork make the Promos and Ads Module […]
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Understanding the potential of XPression Tick-it is critical to designing the XPression Scenes.
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XPression Tick-it Projects move from conception to deployment inside a facility.
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The XPression Tick-it concept of "Shows" help to schedule content for air.
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The XPression Tick-it Player app is used on the XPression system to manually recall content and […]
T118
XPression Tick-it can scale from a single system to an entire network of stations.
T119
The XPression Tick-it workflow can be set-up using one person or an entire team.
T120
XPression Tick-it provides reporting capabilities on many activities.
T121
Tickers are being used outside of traditional broadcast workflows, such as venues, large organizations, and corporate […]
T122
XPression Tick-it systems can scale from a single system to an entire enterprise-level solution around the […]
T123
Combining XPression Tick-it with Ross Video Inception Social to moderate, schedule, manage and display social media […]
DL101
XPression Datalinq™ is a powerful tool for integration of data-driven graphics in real-time.
DL102
Learn how to set up the Datalinq™ Server in XPression.
DL103
It is possible to set up a single scene in XPression and use key values in […]
DL104
Statistical data is often entered in on the fly, and in no specific order.
DL105
As powerful as Datalinq™ is, there is still a need for “row pop” graphics.
MOS100
This quick video provides an overview of the Ross Video XPression Workflow.
MOS101
This video shows how to use the XPression MOS ActiveX Plug-in.
MOS102
The XPression MOS ActiveX plug-in provides advanced tools which allow journalists to utilize reposition and scaling […]
MOS103
Maps are great tools for telling the whole story in a newscast.
MOS104
Stations with an XPression gateway for their MOS workflow can now provide the same templates to […]
MOS105
Ross Video XPression MOS workflow is possible in a variety of Newsroom Computer Systems.
TELE101
Adding telestration to your video productions is easier than you think.
TELE102
Using a simple on-screen menu or standard PC keyboards, select the drawing tool that best highlights […]
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XPression Studio can work in various broadcast video standards.
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XPression can handle audio as embedded or as AES inputs and outputs.
B127
XPression Sequencer is a powerful tool for playout of scenes in order as well as random […]
B128
Sometimes, a specific XPression scene from one project might be needed in another project.
B129
XPression animations are keyframe-based, meaning that animations are interpolated between two (or more) points on a […]
B130
New in XPression 6.5, it is now possible to export an XPression scene as a video […]
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Often times, back-to-back graphics have common elements, such as the story topic or on-camera subject name.
I203
XPression can import 3D models in the OBJ and 3DS formats, as well as an OBJ […]
I204
XPression Studio systems with the XPression Clips option also have the PBUS option as part of […]
I205
MOS workflows allow the newsroom user to create their own graphics using templates the art department […]
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XPression and Datalinq™ are already a very powerful combination of workflow tools. Implemented in XPression 6.5, […]
MOS106
Using simple tricks, XPression designers can create templates with options to reduce the number of templates […]
MOS107
For enterprise customers or facilities that service two or more stations on the same network, it […]
MOS108
Starting with XPression 6.5 or higher; the XPression MOS client updates can now be installed automatically.
MOS109
Users of Ross Video’s XPression MOS Client, version 6.5 or higher, working in Avid’s iNews NRCS […]
MOS110
For facilities with one openMAM source, the openMAM button now opens that source, rather than presenting […]
MOS111
XPression MOS workflow users who also have an openMAM system with order management and fulfillment, such […]
CL209
Beginning with XPression 6.5, XPression Clips users can now select a group of items in the […]
CL210
XPression Clips users, working in XPression 6.5 or higher, who access clips content randomly, using the […]
CL211
In a busy control room, it can be difficult to keep track of what clips are […]
CL212
The XPression Record Client now can grab a still and upload it to the XPression Clips […]
MOS112
XPression Clips can integrate them into their MOS newsroom clients.
QT101
This video shows users how to install the XPression Studio software.
QT102
After installing XPression, the first time the application is launched, there is a First Time setting […]
QT103
Operators who move from production to production often wonder what version of XPression is installed on […]
QT104
The XPression software is optimized for and NVIDIA Graphics Processer Unit for the hardware rendering of […]
QT105
For the users who are tasked with setting up hardware, this video shows how to configure […]
QT106
The XPression user interface allows the user to create multiple docking layouts so the interface can […]
QT107
Not everyone uses AES audio, however, it is available on the XPression Studio systems, when shipped […]
QT108
Animation Controllers are the heart of animation using Scene Directors, and they all start off with […]
QT109
XPression Studio projects save the contents of the Sequence with the project.
QT110
For users who focus on playback of the same show every day, there is a setting […]
QT111
While XPression is an excellent system for real-time graphics in “live” or “live to tape” productions, […]
QT112
There is a misunderstanding that the only way to add materials to XPression is one-at-a-time, via […]
QT113
Some simple XPression scenes have a default duration, but it is possible to change the duration […]
QT114
Users setting up a laptop or other PC may not be sure how to properly configure […]
QT115
XPression uses a native video codec for optimum performance at playout.
QT117
While image sequences (.tga sequences, .tiff sequences, .png sequences) are efficient ways to covert a complex […]
QT119
Every once in a while, producers will provide video elements as a separate file for the […]
QT120
Ever wonder how users build an XPression Project and then share it with other users?
QT121
Graphics help to tell a story in television. Often times, the graphics are a way to […]
QT122
It seems like everyone knows that animating in XPression is easy-peasy.
QT123
Who doesn’t love pie? Well, next time a producer asks if you can create a Pie […]
QT125
XPression allows users to place either still images or videos as materials on the surface of […]
QT126
If you are lucky enough to have two XPression operators working on their own engines for […]
QT127
Need to work on a small detail in an XPression scene, and want to zoom in […]
QT128
One of the most important parts of being a Graphics Operator is making sure that everything […]
QT129
Time is something that escapes all of us, but adding time to a scene in XPression […]
QT130
In situations where two monitors need to be fed video only, and no alpha is needed, […]
QT131
Everyone knows that XPression is the fastest Real-time motion graphics engine in the industry today, but […]
QT132
In school, the teachers always said to, “Give credit, where credit is due”.
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Producers think that XPression users who can animate scenes back-to-back are the coolest people in the […]
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XPression utilizes keyframes to create animations, moving an object between two or more points.
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XPression has several ways to create masks, and apply them to objects.
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XPression has a powerful tool called Stagger Animations.
MOS113
Transitioning over to a MOS workflow is hard on everyone in the station.
MOS114
Have you ever been working in the XPression MOS Editor and wanted to reset one field […]
MOS115
Have you ever been working in the XPression MOS Editor and wanted to reset one field […]
MOS116
While glancing at the MOS rundown, did you ever wish you could see the XPression Channel […]
MOS118
Sometimes, filling in a form can be an intimidating experience, especially if you don’t know what […]
MOS122
Sometimes, embedded knowledge can lead to career advancement, but leave a void for the next person.
MOS124
Hopefully, the graphics team and the Director have spent some time to decide which XPression scenes […]
MOS126
When a newsroom user doesn’t change the content of a replaceable asset field, XPression displays in […]
MOS128
In a busy news day, the perfect photo for a news graphic might not be part […]
MOS130
The Streamline Media Asset Management server now allows users of MGN Online to access their accounts, […]
MOS132
The Streamline Media Asset Management server now allows users of The Associated Press Graphics Libraries to […]
CL215
XPression INcoder can now transcode .MXF files with AVC Intra content in them.
CL217
The XPression INcoder workflow will now retain the source time-code of files using Quick-Time™ of QuickTime […]
CL219
The XPression INcoder workflow now allows for an auto-assignment of a Recall ID during the ingest […]
CL221
Facilities with multiple shows or productions each day often standardize workflows and want to use the […]
CL223
XPression Clips assets can have a Recall ID for use in a random access workflow or […]
CL225
XPression Clips users looking for random access recalls of XPression Clips content can use the Fast […]
CL227
Did you know you can edit XPression Clips content on the User Interface and not use […]
CL229
XPression Clips has had 3-point and 4-point looping for a while, however, the Edit User Interface […]
CL231
Did you know you can cue to a specific frame of a video in XPression Clips […]
CL233
The XPression Clips Server Channel panel now as a Preview Window. Why?
CL235
XPression Clips content can be set to pause on the last frame in the clip.
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XPression Clips was designed to use a separate server to transcode and import assets into the […]
B138
Working in the XPression Sequencer, Take IDs are very important.
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XPression Animation Controllers are based on the ability to keyframe the transform properties of objects in […]
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When someone asks to change a scene, and there are already dozens of Take IDs built […]
B144
Have a big day coming up in your future? Maybe the first day of spring? The […]
B146
How many times have you been asked if you can change one word in an XPression […]
B148
While building a scene in XPression, designers envision how it will look, and assume all materials […]
B150
How many times as the director asked you how much longer, before the graphic is complete […]
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Visual confirmation is key to being confident.
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The ability to display open captioning for all fans to see and observe both informational announcement […]
LF03
The core of XPression, the fastest growing real-time motion graphics engine in the industry, has some […]
LF02
The XPression MOS workflow has gotten some great new enhancements to improve the user experience.
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Ross Video filled a void in the video playout market when we introduced XPression Clips.
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Sporting event XPression operators often utilize a tool referred to as Data Pages as a way […]
QT138
XPression now has a control to change the size of the thumbnails of the image assets.
QT140
Send the cursor back and forth from the Take Item Inspector to the Sequence List the […]
QT142
Moving between groups in the Sequence View is often easier to do when using Sequence Groups.
QT144
Autodesk’s FBX 3D import/export transport has become an important tool for moving 3D projects between applications.
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When problems come up, the best thing to do is gather all the available information before […]
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Starting with XPression version 7.2 or higher, XPression USB License dongles can be reprogrammed in the […]
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XPression and Dashboard have always interacted well, using the free Dashboard tools leveraging RossTalk, XML Data […]