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Graphite All-in-one Production System

Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. Graphite is an all-inclusive system that combines superb big switcher performance with visually stunning 3D graphics, instant access clip servers and pristine audio clarity – all with the reliability of separate system components.

Compact Production Solution

Graphite provides a full production solution within a single 4RU frame. This simplifies connectivity, saves space, and makes it easy to take top-quality productions on the road.

Ultra-Reliable

Rely on a system with consistent performance and immunity to traditional all-in-one software issues, thanks to unique dedicated hardware.

Ultra-Durable

Built to withstand the rigors of a mobile production with carefully engineered physical construction. Graphite systems are extensively shake and bake tested before shipping.

Fully-Equipped System

Every aspect of the Graphite system is built with the quality of separate system components. The value of a single all-in-one system with no need for external supplement cannot be overstated.

Flexible Workflow

Crew your show as you see fit. A single operator can run an entire show through all-encompassing control, or roles can be separated for multiple operators during high-intensity events.

Incremental Growth

Switcher resources and graphics power can be upgraded via software licences – and additional equipment is available through a single vendor for effortless integration and guaranteed support.

Graphite Overview Video

Graphite merges the capabilities of a Carbonite production switcher, a single channel of XPression 3D motion graphics, a two-channel clip server, and an advanced digital audio mixer.

Features

It’s a Carbonite

Inside the sleek 4RU Graphite chassis beats the heart of Carbonite – the de facto standard in mid-size production switchers. Learn more…

XPression Graphics

Near limitless layering on a single channel, with true 3D objects and animations, XPression Graphite is the motion graphics engine that simply can’t be matched by other all-in-one systems. Learn more…

Integrated Clip Server

Creatively utilize video clips with instant access and frame accurate recall with XPression Clips. Record video or store XPression Graphite animations for use in your productions. Learn more…

Unmatched Audio

Handle demanding live audio with the professional 48-channel RAVE audio mixer. The dedicated audio mixer features 24-bit processing with sample rate conversion on selected inputs, SDI-embedded channel pair management, and channel-by-channel audio EQ and Compression/Limiting. Learn more…

DashBoard Control

Create a control workflow for your specific production environment, with DashBoard network control software. Learn more…

Graphite PCIe

Graphite is built with unique hardware to ensure high quality performance and total reliability. Learn more…

Audio Mixer Evolved

Available on Graphite V4.0

With the latest software version release, Graphite’s internal RAVE audio mixer is better equipped than ever to handle live productions with seriously demanding audio requirements:

Huge channel capacity
RAVE audio can access all 16 channels of each SDI input; for a 12-input system, that’s 192 available channels! Add audio from internal sources and optional Audio Breakout Units, and the RAVE channel count maxes out at an astounding 276 available input channels!

Embedded-SDI Channel Pair Mastery
Efficiently receive and distribute audio with access to all 8 embedded channel pairs on SDI-inputs and SDI-outputs. Take a channel pair from any SDI-input and assign it to any available fader in the mixer; and configure SDI-output channels with passthrough, all mixes, Main mix, Monitor mix and custom aux mixes.

Audio Dynamic Processing
A must have for microphone-heavy productions, dynamic processing provides EQ, Compression and Limiting for all mixer channels. Powerful technical and creative tools, drawing out the best parts of your sound and removing those undesirable elements. The RAVE audio mixer’s dynamics get the best out of every channel in the mix.

Sample Rate Conversion
Maintain consistent 24-bit broadcast-quality audio with sample rate conversion on AES and SDI inputs (BNCs 1-6).

Assignable AFV
Simplify audio management by configuring the Audio Follow Video (AFV) video source on a fader-by-fader basis. For example, tether various commentator lapel mics to specific camera shots in your production.

More AUXs
More custom mixes are good custom mixes. The number of audio AUX layers has been increased from 6 to 12, allowing for more mix/minus feeds, multi-lingual feeds, and other unique output feeds.

More Faders
The RAVE audio mixer now supports up to 48 faders. Take loads of embedded SDI-channels into your mixer, or connect up to 3 audio modules for up to 24 analog/microphones with plenty of configurable channels to spare.

Included Graphics Templates

Get started with fluid graphics right out of the box.
Graphite ships with a complete package of easily-customized graphic templates designed by Ross Video’s creative services team – Rocket Surgery.

Graphite PPC

Portable Production Centre

Introducing the Graphite Portable Production Centre (PPC); a complete production solution neatly housed in a single compact carrying case. This powerful all-in-one production platform combines big switcher performance, stunning XPression graphics, instant-access clip servers and pristine RAVE audio with unmatched portability and ease of operation. Like Graphite, the Portable Production Centre can be run by a single operator and its ultra-quiet fan means it can be deployed just about anywhere, even next to on air talent!

Familiar Control

Crew your show as you see fit. Graphite’s diverse control options make it easy to accommodate efficient single-operator productions or high-intensity multi-operator events:
TouchDrive TD3S
TouchDrive TD2S
TouchDrive TD2
TouchDrive TD1
TouchDrive TD1C
Carbonite Black Solo CB9
ViewControl
DashBoard

TouchDrive TD3S Control Panel

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.

TouchDrive TD2S Control Panel

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.

TouchDrive TD2 Control Panel

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.

TouchDrive TD1 Control Panel

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.

TouchDrive TD1C Control Panel

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.

Carbonite Black Solo CB9 Panel

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

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.

DashBoard

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…

Specifications

Graphite comes in a variety of ME & Input configurations:

MIX EFFECT BUSES INPUTS OUTPUTS
2ME 13 IN (12 SDI + 1 HDMI) 8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)
2ME 9 IN (8 SDI + 1 HDMI) 8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)
1ME 9 IN (8 SDI + 1 HDMI) 8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)
1ME 5 IN (4 SDI + 1 HDMI) 8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)*

* On 5 input systems 2 output selections can be made available across all outputs.

Aside from MEs & I/O, all configurations have the same operational features:

Graphite All-In-One Production System

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

Graphite U

A place for online self-directed learning of the Graphite All-In-One Production System.

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User Stories

  • Graphite’s 2 MEs and 4 MiniMEs allows us to customize the studio on-the-fly, whenever the producer wants. Read more…

    Joseph Rodriguez
    Digital Media Manager | Guaranty Media

Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
Graphite Brochure Download
Graphite PPC Solution Brief Download

Configuration Guide

Configuration Guide
Graphite Configuration Guide Download

Manuals

Manuals
Graphite Operation Manual
Graphite Setup Manual
Graphite Quick Start Guide (Hardware)
Graphite PPC Quick Start Guide (Hardware)

Application Notes

Application Notes
Using Graphite To Perform a Skype Call
Using Graphite with Dante Audio Networks

Training Documentation

Training
Mastering Basic Operations

Software Updates

Software Updates
Graphite Software Updates Download

Release Notes

Release Notes
Graphite Release Notes
Graphite v4.0.0 Release Notes

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