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Carbonite Black Solo Compact Production Switcher

Today’s content creators are expected to deliver increasingly engaging content to their audiences, while keeping costs low. Compact and affordable, the Carbonite Black Solo 1ME production switcher is built with the tools to create a top-notch show, wherever you take it.

Small Footprint, Big Feature Set

Carbonite Black Solo provides the compact form and affordability of a small switcher, while offering the big switcher feature-set of the Carbonite Black series.

More affordable than ever

The well-priced Carbonite Black Solo is now available at an even lower cost!
Carbonite Black Solo All-in-One
9 inputs | $6,300*
13 inputs | $7,350*
Carbonite Black Solo Frame
9 inputs | $4,200*
13 inputs | $5,250*
*USA pricing, international prices will vary.

Revolutionary Media Player

Dedicated single-channel clip player built directly into the production switcher, for simple playout of video clips directly from a connected USB-media drive. There is no other production switcher in the world with this kind of built-in functionality.

Flexible ME Resources

Need a unique output for an on-screen monitor? Want to do a multi-screen projection on-stage? Carbonite Black Solo’s unique MiniMEs give you the resources to do this – without touching the main ME bus.

One-Button Playout

Smaller switchers generally feature base-level custom controls and memories, but not Carbonite Black Solo. This switcher features fully-customizable macros and a memory system with unique smart recall and effect recall functionality.

Simple Control

In addition to a refined control panel, Solo is part of the Ross DashBoard Control ecosystem. This network control software allows total control of all switcher functions and makes it easy to create a purpose-built UI for your specific production environment.

Carbonite Black Solo Overview Video

No ordinary compact production switcher, Carbonite Black Solo packs an astounding feature set including 2 MiniMEs and 9 keyers.


Powerful Main ME

Carbonite Black Solo packs major effects and keying power into it’s main ME. Learn more…

2 Built-in MiniMEs

MiniMEs are a new class of operational ‘devices’ within the production switcher architecture. These are very powerful effects modules that include an independent Mixer and 2 Keyers. Learn more…

DVEs & Chroma Keys

Floating DVE & chroma key resources are available to the main ME and 2 MiniMEs, making it easy to build engaging multi-layer scenes. Learn more…

Memories & Macros

Playout of complex scenes and effects is easily achieved with a robust memory and custom control macro system. Learn more…

Internal Video Processing

Carbonite Black Solo is built with internal frame synchronizers and format converters to ensure you can handle any equipment coming in and any monitor format going out. Learn more…

Built-in MultiViewer

MultiViewers are a necessity for any live production. There’s no need to purchase an external solution, thanks to Carbonite Black Solo’s built-in MultiViewer. Learn more…

V2.0 Software Release
USB Media Player

Carbonite Black Solo’s latest software release unlocks a powerful USB Media Player functionality, for playback of full-length video clips from a connected USB-media drive.


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




House of Worship


Device Control

Control Protocols

Carbonite Black Solo is equipped with RossTalk and third-party control protocols, making Solo the perfect central hub of a tightly-integrated production solution.

XPression Graphics

The included XPression LiveCG can select and transition between graphics from Solo custom controls and memories. With DashBoard CustomPanels, you can build an interface that totally simplifies graphics operation – this is great for inexperienced staff.

PTZ Cameras

Ross PIVOTCams are built to excellent spec and offered at the best price point in the PTZ market. Tight integration with Ross switchers means you can setup all your camera shots with preset shot custom controls, and manually control PTZ functions with the switcher panel joystick.

Control Devices

Carbonite Black Panels
The Carbonite Black Solo panel is simple and elegant. For every task you need to perform there is a dedicated button, no more searching and stepping through menus. Carbonite switchers have been a success with thousands of operators because the most complex tasks can be performed quickly and easily.

DashBoard Control
DashBoard provides a single interface for full control and management of your Carbonite Black Solo switcher. Enjoy setup, configuration, and operation from a network-connected DashBoard application. To really unlock the magic of DashBoard, build out a CustomPanel to consolidate control of your entire production solution into a single customized interface.

ViewControl consolidates the control a Carbonite Black Solo production switcher, XPression Live Graphics system and Tria video server onto a single intuitive touch screen interface. Now via Carbonite Black Solo’s powerful Custom Control macros and Ross DashBoard interface, every production element is visually displayed for instant touch selection.

Carbonite Black Solo Compact Production Switchers


Carbonite Black Solo comes in two different models:

Inputs 6x 3G HD-SDI
12x 3G HD-SDI
Outputs 5x 3G HD-SDI
5x 3G HD-SDI

Both Carbonite Black Solo models include the same operational features.

Carbonite Black Solo U

A place for online self-directed learning of the Carbonite Black Solo Production Switcher.



Carbonite Black Solo Brochure Download

Carbonite Product Matrix

Carbonite Product Matrix
Carbonite Product Matrix Download

Configuration Guide

Configuration Guide
Carbonite Black Solo Configuration Guide Download


Carbonite Black Solo Setup Manual Download
Carbonite Black Solo Operation Manual Download
Carbonite Black Solo Quick Start Guide (Hardware) Download
New Carbonite Solo Inserts Download

Installation Guides

Installation Guides
CarboNET Download
DashBoard Display Setup Download
Desk Mount Download
SideBox Installation Download

Application Notes

Application Notes
Embedded Triggers Download
LiveEDL Setup Download


Carbonite Black Solo Panel Dimensions (PDF) Download
Carbonite Black Solo CAD Drawings (AutoCAD) Download
Carbonite Button Inserts Download


Carbonite Button Inserts Download

Device Setup

Device Setup
Carbonite Black Solo Device Setup View

Software Upgrades

Software Upgrades
Carbonite Black Solo Software Upgrades Download

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