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

12G / UHD Production Switcher

Now available for download, the Carbonite Ultra 2.0 software version release offers a 12G/UHD feature set that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in a mid-size class production switcher:

  • 2160p 60 / 59.94 / 50
  • 18 x 12G inputs or 16 x 12G & 2 Quad-Link 2SI inputs
  • 10 x 12G outputs
  • 1 or 2 UHD MEs*
  • 2 UHD MiniMEs
  • 2 UHD channels of DVE
  • 2 UHD channels of MediaStore with Key+Fill
  • 2 UHD chroma keyers
  • Up to 2 MultiViewers (1080P) – 2nd MultiViewer via software license

Standard UHD Video Processing:

  • 2 Frame Sync/Format Converters – assignable to any input or output
  • 2 Proc Amp/Colour Correctors – assignable to any input or output

PLUS I/O UHD Video Processing**:

  • 8 Frame Sync / Format Converters – assignable to any input
  • 4 Format Converters – assignable to any output
  • 8 Proc Amps / Colour Correctors – assignable to any input or output

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

Familiar Control

Carbonite Ultra makes you productive immediately with a range of control choices suited to operators of any caliber:
Carbonite Black 3X
Carbonite Black 3S
Carbonite Black 2S
Carbonite Black 2
Carbonite Black 1S
Carbonite Black 1
Carbonite Black Solo CB9
Legacy Carbonite Panel
ViewControl
DashBoard

Carbonite Black 3X Panel

The Carbonite Black 3X panel is the flagship of the Carbonite Black panel line, it is great to look at and a joy to operate. The CB3X has Acuity style faders and dedicated 32-button source select rows, it also has dedicated ME row selection buttons for instant control of any ME or MiniME on any row as well as 8 Custom Control bank select buttons, allowing a whopping 256 Custom Control Macros to reside on the panel for direct selection at any time.  Compare models…

Carbonite Black 3S Panel

The beautiful new 3S is a 24-button panel that adds a 3rd ME row for instant control of MiniMEs, MultiScreen or a half ME. This ergonomically designed panel also has a raised menu control area for easy reach and viewing, along with individual ME Effects Memory Control keypads. Compare models…

Carbonite Black 2S Panel

The Carbonite Black 2S, is a 24 button 2 ME panel for Carbonite incorporating individual ME Effects Memory keypads. The CB2S has all of the features of the original C2M panel and adds ME effects memory controls in addition to the standard global controls. Compare models…

Carbonite Black 2 Panel

The CB2 boasts all the power and features of its bigger brothers – the CB2s yet with a more compact 16-button control panel. It is perfect for space restricted production environments such as small trucks and control rooms without sacrificing production features. Compare models…

Carbonite Black 1s Panel

The Carbonite Black 1s is a feature rich control panel providing single button access for up to 24 sources as well as instant access to Carbonite Ultra’s powerful custom control macro’s, advanced transitions and smart menu system. The Carbonite Black 1S will be perfectly at home in mobile or fixed locations. Instant access to all input sources means those fast paced – high pressure productions will be smooth and flawless with the necessary controls right at the operator’s fingertips. Compare models…

Carbonite Black 1 Panel

Rugged and reliable – The stunning Carbonite Black 1 control panel has 16 source buttons and beautiful full color mnemonics for source and key naming. It also has a 3-Axis joystick positioner as well as direct access buttons in the transition area for advanced media wipes and DVE transitions. Uniquely, the Carbonite Black 1 panel can control 2 MEs via user configurable keys. Compare models…

Carbonite Black Solo CB9 Panel

The Carbonite Black Solo CB9 panel is fully-compatible with Carbonite Ultra. 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…

Legacy Carbonite Panel

Upgrading from the original Carbonite series? Well good news, Carbonite Ultra is compatible with the majority of legacy Carbonite panels. Learn more…

ViewControl

A great choice for single operator productions, the ViewControl touchscreen interface leverages Carbonite Ultra’s powerful custom control macros and DashBoard technology to produce your whole show through instant touch selection.

DashBoard

Fully-integrated with the DashBoard control ecosystem, the open control platform that makes Ross solutions so well-integrated and unique. This software application lets you setup, configure and operate Ultra from any computer with a network connection. To really unlock the magic of DashBoard, users can build out a CustomPanel to consolidate control of your entire show into a single customized interface. Learn more…

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 the range of HDR formats including HLG, PQ and S-LOG3 – plus support for bi-directional SDR to HDR-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.

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.

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.

Specifications

VIDEO FORMATSDI INPUTSSDI OUTPUTSFULL MEsMiniMEs
SD / HD / 1080P24141-34
12G / UHD18 (12G)10 (12G)1-22

Starting at $10,900*

*USA pricing, international prices will vary.

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Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
Carbonite Ultra BrochureDownload

Configuration Guide

Brochure
Carbonite Ultra Configuration GuideDownload

Manuals

Manuals
Carbonite Ultra Manual
Carbonite Ultra Quick Start Guide (Hardware)

Dimensions

Dimensions
Carbonite Dimensions (PDF)
CAD Drawings (AutoCAD)

Cutsheets

Cutsheets
Ultripower CutsheetDownload

Software Upgrades

Software Upgrades
Carbonite Ultra Software UpdatesDownload