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 12G/UHD feature set that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in a mid-size class production switcher:
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.
The Carbonite Black Solo CB9 panel is fully-compatible with Graphite. This compact 9-button / 1 ME control panel is a great choice for small productions, where a simple and low-cost panel is desired. The CB9 offers many of the larger panel features including dedicated keyer buttons, full next transition area, X/Y/Z joystick and of course – the legendary Ross fader bar! Learn more…
ViewControl consolidates the control of a Graphite system onto a single intuitive touch screen interface. By leveraging the internal Carbonite’s powerful Custom Control macros and Ross DashBoard interface, every production element is visually displayed for instant touch selection.
Crew your show as you see fit, with DashBoard network control. This software application provides full control of the internal Carbonite switcher and RAVE audio mixer, making it easy to separate roles for multiple operators during high-intensity events. Want to keep staffing costs low? A single operator can efficiently run an entire show with a DashBoard CustomPanel, a single customized interface that can streamline control of your entire production solution. 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.
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.
Standalone Reference Generator
Lock Carbonite Ultra into the available house reference (Black Burst / Tri-Level) or use Carbonite Ultra’s built-in reference generator (Black Burst only) to sync your equipment. The ability to output reference directly from the Carbonite Ultra frame is great for small flight packs and mobile production vehicles.
Available for download October 2019, Carbonite Ultra’s next V3.0 software version adds 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.
First introduced on Ross Video’s Graphite platform, RAVE is now available as an optional software license on Carbonite Ultra. With full support for the Audio Breakout Module (ABM), Carbonite Ultra will be able to process and mix embedded, analog and AES audio. Users can tweak equalization, compression and limiting controls to keep their production sounding and looking awesome!
RAVE Audio Engine (optional)
RAVE Audio SRC (with RAVE option)
RAVE Audio Breakout External Breakout Unit (optional)
*** RAVE Audio – Input Sample Rate Conversion reduces HD FSFC+ to 24 inputs and 2 outputs
DVE with 3D Borders
Now standard on all DVEs, 3D borders add extra flair to on-air visuals. Users can manipulate DVE borders on x-, y- and z-axis to create new looks for their content, adjust the color and perspective of the borders, and use 3D lighting to add depth and dimension as well as fully adjustable shadows. Border looks can be saved using the Carbonite Ultra’s powerful memory system and be recalled instantly.
|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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