XPression U

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

XPression Maps is a powerful tool for creating detailed maps for your video productions.
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Creating an animated map in XPression Maps is as easy as selecting a starting and ending […]
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Creating a Map template for use in the self-service XPression MOS Plug-in workflow is really easy.
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XPression Maps Designers can create a “parade route” on a map to show a traveling path.
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One of the most important part of keeping viewers tuned in is a consistent use of […]
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How to properly set up a project.
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We're going to cover Object Manipulation in XPression, creating objects, moving objects around in 3D and […]
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Creating text objects, formatting text and creating fonts in XPression is a breeze and you can […]
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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 […]
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In this tutorial we will learn how to create and edit take items, controlling the sequencer […]
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Creating keyframed animations in XPression.
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New in XPression 6.0, Transition Logic is Ross Video’s feature in XPression that allows the XPression […]
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Stations with an XPression gateway for their MOS workflow can now provide the same templates to […]
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Some XPression customers are using their XPression engines for station branding which includes sponsorship artwork or […]
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To meet the needs of XPression designers, a new Primitive Object has been introduced, which has […]
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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 […]
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XPression Clips is now available in the XPression MOS ActiveX plug-in (not currently in the NLE […]
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The XPression MOS plug-in now gathers the user name of the NRCS client which is hosting […]
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Using the same process as the Project Server listed above, the XPression MOS plug-in gets the […]
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Adobe has formalized the use of embedded metadata into a protocol they call eXtensible Metadata Platform, […]
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It is now possible to set loop points for videos used in XPression scenes at the […]
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For users who count on textures from the local file system, rather than adding textures as […]
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XPression utilizes a highly efficient compression codec for video files used in XPression.
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Some designers and rendering programs provide image (.tga, .jpg, .png, etc.) sequences as output files, rather […]
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Situations such as ingesting video and alpha from a single source feed (video tape or single-channel […]
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In this tutorial we're going to look at how you can change existing keyboard shortcuts in […]
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Find out what visual logic is and how you can build smart templates that can control […]
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This is a quick intro on how to write a C Sharp application to control your […]
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The Clip Store option for XPression is a powerful tool for video clip management and playout […]
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Accessing the components of the user interface for XPression Clips and the basic requirements of output […]
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XPression Clips automatically enables the FILL2 option for XPression Studio.
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Program producers often has a requirement for simple looping videos.
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XPression Clips also supports the import of still images within the watch folder process.
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XPression 6.0 adds the ability to record baseband video within the XPression user interface.
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This video shows how to install the XPression Studio software.
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Some features and options of XPression have minimum version requirements and may require the system is […]
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This video covers the installation of the software components of the XPression Clips option.
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This video will provides instruction on how to set up the XPression Clip Store software, once […]
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The INcoder software provides watch folder workflows for XPression video files, transcoding files from various different […]
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Ross Video would like to introduce you to Trackless Studio, our cost-effective solution for virtual set […]
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This video is a comprehensive tutorial walking the user through the process of identifying the proper […]
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Launching Trackless Studio and XPression in the proper order is important to establishing the “handshake” between […]
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Understanding the Menu option of a software application can make the different between the operator mastering […]
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The Trackless Studio playout process is handled through the Production Control screen.
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There are some essential but simple settings that need to be set up and occasionally reviewed […]
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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 […]
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Trackless Studio can be more than just the virtual set in your production.
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Adding XPression graphics in or over the Trackless Virtual Studio is easy to do, using Events.
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In a live production control room, a great user interface still requires a dedicated control surface, […]
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Introducing XPression Tick-it, from Ross Video.
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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.
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Ever wonder how to set up a ticker project and who does what?
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The XPression Tick-it Content Modules provide focused on data sets for News, Sports, Weather, Financial Data.
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XPression Designer Alain Savoie discusses the design process he uses to create content in XPression and […]
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XPression is linked to Tick-it data, using the XPression Tick-it Ace module, running on the XPression […]
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The Story Module of XPression Tick-it allows the user to set-up or modify content before approving […]
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The XPression Tick-it Sports Module les you link data feeds to XPression Tick-it or create custom […]
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The XPression Tick-it Weather Module lets users link data from service providers into XPression templates including […]
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The XPression Tick-it Financial Module provides a simple user interface to link data sources of financial […]
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The Elections Module for XPression Tick-it allows for registration of Candidate information, elections, and voting regions […]
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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 […]
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XPression Tick-it can scale from a single system to an entire network of stations.
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The XPression Tick-it workflow can be set-up using one person or an entire team.
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XPression Tick-it provides reporting capabilities on many activities.
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Tickers are being used outside of traditional broadcast workflows, such as venues, large organizations, and corporate […]
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XPression Tick-it systems can scale from a single system to an entire enterprise-level solution around the […]
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Combining XPression Tick-it with Ross Video Inception Social to moderate, schedule, manage and display social media […]
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XPression Datalinq™ is a powerful tool for integration of data-driven graphics in real-time.
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Learn how to set up the Datalinq™ Server in XPression.
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It is possible to set up a single scene in XPression and use key values in […]
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Statistical data is often entered in on the fly, and in no specific order.
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As powerful as Datalinq™ is, there is still a need for “row pop” graphics.
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This quick video provides an overview of the Ross Video XPression Workflow.
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This video shows how to use the XPression MOS ActiveX Plug-in.
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The XPression MOS ActiveX plug-in provides advanced tools which allow journalists to utilize reposition and scaling […]
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Maps are great tools for telling the whole story in a newscast.
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Stations with an XPression gateway for their MOS workflow can now provide the same templates to […]
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Using RSS feeds or other HTML data sources used to mean that you need to create […]
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Ross Video XPression MOS workflow is possible in a variety of Newsroom Computer Systems.
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Adding telestration to your video productions is easier than you think.
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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.
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XPression Sequencer is a powerful tool for playout of scenes in order as well as random […]
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Sometimes, a specific XPression scene from one project might be needed in another project.
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XPression animations are keyframe-based, meaning that animations are interpolated between two (or more) points on a […]
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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.
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XPression can import 3D models in the OBJ and 3DS formats, as well as an OBJ […]
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XPression Studio systems with the XPression Clips option also have the PBUS option as part of […]
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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, […]
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Using simple tricks, XPression designers can create templates with options to reduce the number of templates […]
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For enterprise customers or facilities that service two or more stations on the same network, it […]
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Starting with XPression 6.5 or higher; the XPression MOS client updates can now be installed automatically.
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Users of Ross Video’s XPression MOS Client, version 6.5 or higher, working in Avid’s iNews NRCS […]
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For facilities with one openMAM source, the openMAM button now opens that source, rather than presenting […]
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XPression MOS workflow users who also have an openMAM system with order management and fulfillment, such […]
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Beginning with XPression 6.5, XPression Clips users can now select a group of items in the […]
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XPression Clips users, working in XPression 6.5 or higher, who access clips content randomly, using the […]
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In a busy control room, it can be difficult to keep track of what clips are […]
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The XPression Record Client now can grab a still and upload it to the XPression Clips […]
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XPression Clips can integrate them into their MOS newsroom clients.
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This video shows users how to install the XPression Studio software.
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After installing XPression, the first time the application is launched, there is a First Time setting […]
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Operators who move from production to production often wonder what version of XPression is installed on […]
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The XPression software is optimized for and NVIDIA Graphics Processer Unit for the hardware rendering of […]
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For the users who are tasked with setting up hardware, this video shows how to configure […]
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The XPression user interface allows the user to create multiple docking layouts so the interface can […]
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Not everyone uses AES audio, however, it is available on the XPression Studio systems, when shipped […]
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Animation Controllers are the heart of animation using Scene Directors, and they all start off with […]
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XPression Studio projects save the contents of the Sequence with the project.
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For users who focus on playback of the same show every day, there is a setting […]
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While XPression is an excellent system for real-time graphics in “live” or “live to tape” productions, […]
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There is a misunderstanding that the only way to add materials to XPression is one-at-a-time, via […]
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Some simple XPression scenes have a default duration, but it is possible to change the duration […]
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Users setting up a laptop or other PC may not be sure how to properly configure […]
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XPression uses a native video codec for optimum performance at playout.
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While image sequences (.tga sequences, .tiff sequences, .png sequences) are efficient ways to covert a complex […]
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Every once in a while, producers will provide video elements as a separate file for the […]
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Ever wonder how users build an XPression Project and then share it with other users?
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Graphics help to tell a story in television. Often times, the graphics are a way to […]
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It seems like everyone knows that animating in XPression is easy-peasy.
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Who doesn’t love pie? Well, next time a producer asks if you can create a Pie […]
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XPression allows users to place either still images or videos as materials on the surface of […]
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If you are lucky enough to have two XPression operators working on their own engines for […]
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Need to work on a small detail in an XPression scene, and want to zoom in […]
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One of the most important parts of being a Graphics Operator is making sure that everything […]
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Time is something that escapes all of us, but adding time to a scene in XPression […]
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In situations where two monitors need to be fed video only, and no alpha is needed, […]
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Everyone knows that XPression is the fastest Real-time motion graphics engine in the industry today, but […]
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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.
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Transitioning over to a MOS workflow is hard on everyone in the station.
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Have you ever been working in the XPression MOS Editor and wanted to reset one field […]
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Have you ever been working in the XPression MOS Editor and wanted to reset one field […]
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While glancing at the MOS rundown, did you ever wish you could see the XPression Channel […]
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Sometimes, filling in a form can be an intimidating experience, especially if you don’t know what […]
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Sometimes, embedded knowledge can lead to career advancement, but leave a void for the next person.
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Hopefully, the graphics team and the Director have spent some time to decide which XPression scenes […]
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When a newsroom user doesn’t change the content of a replaceable asset field, XPression displays in […]
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In a busy news day, the perfect photo for a news graphic might not be part […]
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The Streamline Media Asset Management server now allows users of MGN Online to access their accounts, […]
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The Streamline Media Asset Management server now allows users of The Associated Press Graphics Libraries to […]
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XPression INcoder can now transcode .MXF files with AVC Intra content in them.
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The XPression INcoder workflow will now retain the source time-code of files using Quick-Time™ of QuickTime […]
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The XPression INcoder workflow now allows for an auto-assignment of a Recall ID during the ingest […]
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Facilities with multiple shows or productions each day often standardize workflows and want to use the […]
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XPression Clips assets can have a Recall ID for use in a random access workflow or […]
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XPression Clips users looking for random access recalls of XPression Clips content can use the Fast […]
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Did you know you can edit XPression Clips content on the User Interface and not use […]
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XPression Clips has had 3-point and 4-point looping for a while, however, the Edit User Interface […]
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Did you know you can cue to a specific frame of a video in XPression Clips […]
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The XPression Clips Server Channel panel now as a Preview Window. Why?
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Have a big day coming up in your future? Maybe the first day of spring? The […]
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How many times have you been asked if you can change one word in an XPression […]
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While building a scene in XPression, designers envision how it will look, and assume all materials […]
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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 […]
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The core of XPression, the fastest growing real-time motion graphics engine in the industry, has some […]
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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 […]
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XPression now has a control to change the size of the thumbnails of the image assets.
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Send the cursor back and forth from the Take Item Inspector to the Sequence List the […]
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Moving between groups in the Sequence View is often easier to do when using Sequence Groups.
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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 […]
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Have you ever wanted to speed up or slow down a Roll Group or Crawl Group […]
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How many times have you wanted to put a scene into an output layer and make […]
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The XPression Studio and Prime user interface now has an improved Search function! Look for anything […]
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Setting up DataLinq™ sources used to take a lot of copy-and-paste work to create the DataLinq™ […]
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Tracking the playback of assets to outputs often needs to be accounted for, and this is […]
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It is now possible to take a Sequence Group Online when the project is loaded. This […]
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The 64-bit edition of XPression supports the import of Cinema4D scenes. This includes the models, materials, […]
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XPression is now available in a 64-bit edition! Learn how to install the 64-bit edition, why […]
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Setting up Channel Groups in the XPression Gateway makes creating control room configurations easier than ever.
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Newsrooms are changing. For years, dedicated PC applications have been to driving force of newsroom workflows […]
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With XPression 8.5 or higher, there are more data source types, improved ways to use Ross […]
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Producers trying to review the XPression items in their newscast have come to love the BROWSE […]
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For users of Adobe Creative Cloud’s solutions, Ross Video is introducing support for the Adobe Premiere […]
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The XPression team has been hard at work adding over 40 new features to XPression for […]
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The design process doesn’t always start in XPression. Sometimes, cocktail napkins are the source of amazing […]
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Transition Logic revolutionized how graphics were designed to play back-to-back on XPression.
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Everyone always pushes XPression around, so we decided it was time to push back. RossTalk commands, […]
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Did you ever wonder what the scene in preview looks like when it animates on the […]
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Font Management is a challenge in every graphics workflow, so Ross Video decided to create a […]
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When using videos as replaceable materials in XPression, it is always tough. So many times, artists […]
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Not just a playout controller, the new XPression Remote Sequencer is a powerful content creation tool, […]
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I bet nobody ever showed you how to work with Docking Layout Tools before, did they?
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We work with a lot of E-Sports productions, and we see a lot of things behind […]
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If you have ever needed to build visual logic sets in XPression, and had a lot […]
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How many of you MOS users wish you could use your Apple Macs to do your […]
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That little blob of text that shows up in the script pages after an XPression Graphic […]
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Designers Spent a lot of time fussing over fonts which are attractive, easy to read and […]
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