Specifications

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

PHYSICAL FEATURESCARBONITE BLACK 1 / 1sCARBONITE BLACK 2 / 2sCARBONITE BLACK 3s / 3x
Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons16 / 2416 / 2424 / 32
Number of ME Rows123
ME Effects Memory KeypadCB1 – 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/td>

64 / 9664 / 9696 / 256

Features & Interfaces

FEATURES 
Number of Keys per ME5
(4 + 1 Transition Key)
Number of Keys per MiniME2 per MiniME
Number of Keys on Half ME2 DSK + Media Wipe

Total Keyers in MiniME Mode/td>

1 ME = 13
2 ME = 18
3 ME = 23
Total Keyers in 2.5 ME Mode13
UltraChrome Keyers (Floating)2
Number of Media-Stores™ (Capacity 8GB)4
Supported Media File TypesStills: .BMP. Stills & Animations: .JPG .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha) & 48k WAV audio files
Browser-based Graphics Management
Pattern Generators2 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

Frame (Processing Engine)

KEY FEATURESCARBONITE BLACK / BLACK PLUS
Multi-Definition Inputs36
Multi-Definition Outputs22 / 25***
Number of MEs2 or 3
Number of MiniMEs4
Number of Multiviewers™ with Tally and Source Names2 x 16 window / 5 x 16 window
Internal Format Converters / Frame Synchronizer6* / 36
Number of Floating DVE’s8 or 4* / 8
Input Proc AmpsNo / Yes
Input Color CorrectorsNo / Yes
Output Color Correctors / Proc Amps / Format Conversion12 (Plus Frame Only)
Selectable SDI / HDMI / Analog inputsNo / No
HQ Format Converters (I to P & Computer Resolutions)No / No
Number of GPI/O34
Number of Tallies34
Removable Storage MediaUSB
Time Code InputYes (LTC)
Ethernet Ports2
Reference InputBlack or Tri-Level
Internal Reference Generator
Independently Configurable Reference Outputs2
Editor Port1 (RS-422)

* 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.

Signal Processing Standards

SIGNAL PROCESSING STANDARDSCARBONITE BLACK / BLACK PLUS / BLACK PLUS 12G
Standard Definition480i/59.94, 576i/50
High Definition720p & 1080i 50/59.94
1080PSF1080p 23.98/25
1080P1080p 29.97 (1.5Gb) & 50/59.94 (3Gb)
UHD*3840 x 2140, 50 or 59.94

* Operational features in 12G/UHD Operation Mode listed below.

12G/UHD Operation Mode

INPUTS & OUTPUTSCARBONITE BLACK / BLACK PLUSCARBONITE BLACK PLUS 12G
UHD Inputs9 UHD inputs via quad-link 2SI 3G 1080p Level A.9 UHD inputs via 12G single-link or quad-link 2SI 3G 1080P Level A.
UHD Outputs5 UHD outputs via quad-link 2SI 3G 1080p Level A.
2 outputs (copies) of the System MultiViewer in 1080p Level A.
5 UHD outputs via 12G single-link or quad-link 2SI 3G 1080P Level A.
2 outputs (copies) of the System MultiViewer in 1080p Level A.
SIGNAL PROCESSINGCARBONITE BLACKCARBONITE BLACK PLUS / BLACK PLUS 12G
Input ProcessingN/A9 processing inputs with frame syncs, format converters, colour correctors and proc amps
Output ProcessingN/A3 processing outputs with format conversion, colour correctors and proc amps
MONITORINGCARBONITE BLACKCARBONITE BLACK PLUS / BLACK PLUS 12G
MultiViewers1 System MultiViewer (1080p) with up to 16 windows.1 System MultiViewer (1080p) with up to 16 windows. 3 additional I/O MultiViewers supporting 3 inputs & 1 output each. Each I/O MultiViewer has a dedicated 1080P Level A output.
OPERATIONAL FEATURESCARBONITE BLACK / BLACK PLUS / BLACK PLUS 12G
Mix/Effect Buses (ME)1 Full ME, with 4 keyers and a dedicated 5th transition keyer
MiniMEs2 MiniMEs, each with 2 Keyers and Full Preview