At a glance.

Carbonite Ultra 24-Input Production Switcher

More powerful, more compact and more affordable than ever. Carbonite Ultra uses the latest technology to distill the best of the Carbonite series into a single, next generation platform.

Industry Standard

Built on the foundation of Carbonite, the world’s most popular mid-sized switcher platform. Carbonite Ultra is backed by a team with 40+ years of production switcher development and one of the highest-rated customer support teams in the industry.

Insane Horsepower

Packed with the operational features that made Carbonite a success, only this time, we’re giving customers more of the showpiece features they rave about.

Format Independent

Video the way you need it. Carbonite Ultra supports all common video standards including SD, HD, 3G 1080P, as well as 12G UHD for multi-ME configurations. Also, Carbonite Ultra can add an optional license for a full set of I/O processing resources to ensure a visually-consistent and engaging production.

Next Generation

Continually benefit from a software-defined hardware platform that is built to last you a lifetime. Carbonite Ultra customers will receive new features via free-of-charge software updates and exciting new software-licensed functions that go beyond just a production switcher.

Ultra-Compact

Better but not necessarily bigger. All of Carbonite Ultra’s robust features and substantial I/O have been built into a single 1RU chassis. This production switcher will fit anywhere you need it to.

Starting at $10,900*

Sleeker, feature-rich and ready for shows in any format. The best part? Carbonite Ultra is offered at the lowest price Ross has ever offered for a mid-size production switcher. Serious production horsepower and technology is now more affordable than ever. *USA pricing, international prices will vary.

Carbonite Ultra Overview Video

Carbonite Ultra packs 24 IN / 14 OUT, up to 3 full MEs and 4 built-in MiniMEs – into a single 1RU chassis. Now that’s production wizardry!

Features

1-3 Full MEs

Carbonite Ultra packs major effects and keying power into its main ME buses. Learn more…

4 MiniMEs

MiniMEs are free-floating operational devices within the production switcher architecture that do not reside in a fixed position in the signal flow, making them a great choice for additional dissolves and key layers. Learn more…

Macros & Memories

An intelligent memory system and timeline macros can reduce the most complex events down to a single button push. Learn more…

Media Playback

For still & animated media, there are 4 fully-independent MediaStores. Say goodbye to ganging channels, because each MediaStore is now fully-capable of handling key + fill media. Learn more…

Monitoring Solution

For source and production monitoring, Carbonite Ultra provides up to 4 16-window MultiViewers, for viewing of up to 64 internal and external sources. That’s double the monitoring power of the original Carbonite series. Learn more…

Included Graphics

Includes XPression LiveCG graphics software, which provides a simple workflow for great-looking still production graphics. Learn more…

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

FrameGlow

Customize the look of your switcher with a programmable RGB LED bar because there’s no reason live productions can’t look cool behind the scenes. FrameGlow is great for differentiating multiple chasses, monitoring switcher status and for use as an impossible-to-miss alarm indicator.

Format Independent Hardware

Support for Common Video Standards
Carbonite Ultra offers native support for SD, HD and 3G 1080P formats.

HDR Compatible
Carbonite Ultra supports productions in the range of HDR formats including HDR, PQ and S-LOG3 – along with SDR to HLG conversion.

Signal Processing
Carbonite Ultra ships with 8 FSFC+ as standard, which can be assigned to any input or output. Each FSFC+ offers Frame Syncs for inputs – along with Color Correction, Proc Amps and Format Conversion for inputs and outputs. For productions in need of serious signal processing power, Carbonite Ultra can be configured with FSFC+ on every input and output.  Carbonite Ultra makes it easy to put together a visually-consistent production.

12G/UHD Operation Mode
Carbonite Ultra’s next software release will provide 12G / UHD support for systems with the ME 2 Software License. When operating in UHD video formats, Carbonite Ultra offers 1 full ME & 2 MiniMEs for use, along with 18 (12G) inputs & 10 (12G) outputs. For monitoring purposes, MultiViewers will output 1080p on the dedicated outputs in addition to the 10 UHD outputs. Included in UHD Mode will be 2 FSFC+ with the option to license additional units for a total of 6 Inputs and 2 Outputs with FSFC+ functionality. Carbonite Ultra represents unbelievable value for a 12G / UHD switcher.

Specifications

SDI INPUTS SDI OUTPUTS FULL MEs MiniMEs
24 14 1-3 4

Shipping in January 2019
Starting at $10,900*

*USA pricing, international prices will vary.

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Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
Carbonite Ultra Brochure Download

Configuration Guide

Brochure
Carbonite Ultra Configuration Guide Download

Dimensions

Dimensions
Carbonite Ultra Dimensions (PDF)
CAD Drawings (AutoCAD)

Cutsheets

Cutsheets
Ultripower Cutsheet Download