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.
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!
Carbonite Ultra offers a comprehensive 12G/UHD feature set that includes:
Standard UHD Video Processing:
PLUS I/O UHD Video Processing**:
Carbonite Ultra offers the complete, flexible set of operational resources you need to create a compelling production in UHD.
*UHD ME1 requires standard ADD-ME2 license, UHD ME2 requires standard ADD-ME3 license.
**Available via software license
The beautiful new TouchDriveTM TD3S panel includes 25 crosspoint buttons and three full ME rows. Like all TouchDriveTM panels, the ergonomically designed TD3S features bright, easy-to-read multi-function touch displays. Both the TD3S and TD2S also include individual ME Effects Memory Control keypads.
The TouchDriveTM TD2S 25-button, 2-ME row panel is a more space-conscious version of the larger TD3S. Like all TouchDriveTM panels, the TD2S runs DashBoard natively, eliminating the need for an external computer.
The TouchDriveTM TD2 features 15 buttons and 2 ME rows. With a smaller footprint than the TD2S, the TD2 still provides a Global Memory system and the ability to map Memories to individual bus row buttons for fast, accurate recall.
Like its larger cousin, the TouchDriveTM TD1 also features 15 crosspoint buttons, but only a single ME row. This compact panel provides the same functionality as larger TouchDriveTM panels, including the innovative 6-axis Joystick and user-configurable buttons.
The exceptionally compact TD1C panel is “right-sized” for rack or in-desk mounting, making it a perfect addition to a fly-pack or small mobile unit. With 15 crosspoint buttons, on-board DashBoard, and exclusive multi-function touch displays, the TD1C provides the same professional-grade toolset as other TouchDriveTM panels while saving space and power.
TThe Carbonite Black Solo CB9 panel is fully-compatible with Carbonite Ultra. This compact, low-cost 9-button / 1 ME control panel is ideal as a second “satellite” Ultra control surface. The CB9 offers many of the same features as the larger TouchDriveTM panels, including dedicated keyer buttons, full next transition area, and of course – the legendary Ross fader bar.
For HD applications, the intuitive ViewControl touch screen interface consolidates control of Carbonite
Ultra and external controlled devices. User-configured Custom Control macros can be mapped to a
specially-designed DashBoard interface providing instant touch selection of sources, transitions, memory recalls and more.
The DashBoard software application provides full control of Carbonite Ultra, the optional RAVE audio mixer, and many other Ross and 3rd party devices. Multiple instances of DashBoard, running on network-connected computers, allow production operations to be distributed among many operators, even those working remotely. Task-specific DashBoard Custom Panels can streamline operation of the complete system allowing a single operator to efficiently control the entire production. Learn more…
Support for Common Video Standards
Carbonite Ultra offers native support for SD, HD, 3G 1080P, and 12G UHD formats.
Carbonite Ultra supports the range of HDR formats including HLG, PQ and S-LOG3 – plus support for bi-directional SDR to HDR-HLG conversion.
The standard Carbonite Ultra includes eight frame synchronizers/format converters (FSFC+). Frame syncs can be assigned to any input while color correctors, proc amps and format converters can be assigned to any input or output.
For more extensive processing requirements, the PlusI/O option enables FS/FC+ for every input and output.
Standalone Reference Generator
Carbonite Ultra can be locked to a facility’s Master Sync Generator or used as a standalone black burst generator. Other equipment can then be connected to its dedicated reference output. This makes Carbonite Ultra ideal for small flight packs and mobile units.
Carbonite Ultra’s v3.0 software version added an internal single-channel USB media player to the switcher, along with a host of other powerful features:
USB Media Player
A Ross-only feature, Carbonite Ultra V3.0 adds a dedicated single-channel clip player for playout of compressed MPEG-4 AVC media directly from a connected USB-media drive. Users can load media clips of any length; the only limitation is your USB drive storage. The internal clip player is assignable as a source on any bus in the switcher and playout is easily controlled from a dedicated DashBoard interface, Custom Control or AMP command.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG) Conversion
When operating in UHD formats, Carbonite Ultra V3.0 provides bi-directional conversion between SDR and a variety of HDR formats such as HLG, PQ and S-LOG3; as well as bi-directional WCG conversion (Rec.709 <>Rec.2020). With the combination of UHD and HDR/WCG support, Carbonite Ultra is the premier choice maximum-quality visuals to your audience.
Direct UltriTouch Integration
Direct integration with the Ultritouch system control and monitoring panel is better than ever with Carbonite Ultra V3.0. When an Ultritouch is pointed at a Carbonite Ultra, a purpose-built menu layout is served up by the switcher which includes: Status, Bus Assignment, Custom Control Shotbox and more. Users still have the ability to create their own custom-programmed Ultritouch interfaces to streamline control of their show, but these native menu layouts make it much easier to plug-in and get started with Ultritouch and Carbonite Ultra.
Free-Floating ME/MiniME Architecture
With v3.0, MEs are no longer restricted to a fixed position the stream. Carbonite Ultra’s free-floating MiniMEs have always been immensely useful for additional dissolves and key layers, and now that MEs follow the same flexible architecture you can put the 7ME performance of Carbonite Ultra to work in the way that best suits your productions.
Improved AMP Control
Carbonite Ultra v3.0 expands the number of AMP controls available directly from the switcher panel including:
This newly expanded set of AMP controls makes Carbonite Ultra an even better complement to our Tria Express, Tria+, and Tria+ UHD production servers.
TouchDriveTM Control Panel Support
The high-res LCD touch-displays and built-in DashBoard computer in the new TouchDriveTM panels provide unprecedented information and control to the operator.
The MediaManager interface has been completely integrated into DashBoard and now adds media upload capability directly from the built-in DashBoard computer.
New DashBoard Menus
With updated Configuration and Live Assist tabs, as well as access to more menu settings, DashBoard is now a more integrated switcher management tool.
New SoftPanel Functionality
The DashBoard SoftPanel interface is now a truly independent satellite panel.
MultiPanel in DashBoard
Configuring multiple control panels, including SoftPanel, can now be accomplished using the DashBoard interface.
Frame and panel Personality settings are now available in DashBoard so Bus Maps, User Button assignments, Color Schemes and more can all be applied independently to master or satellite panels.
Import/Export Switcher Sets
Transferring Sets from one switcher to another is even easier with the import/export tools now built into Dashboard.
Improved Memory Interface
Switcher Memories can be named in DashBoard and displayed on the TouchDriveTM panel. Additionally, switcher levels and enabled memory attributes are also displayed.
Download the no-cost software upgrade for Carbonite Ultra.
|VIDEO FORMAT||SDI INPUTS||SDI OUTPUTS||FULL MEs||MiniMEs|
|SD / HD / 1080P||24||14||1-3||4|
|12G / UHD||18 (12G)||10 (12G)||1-2||2|
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