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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Graphite or Graphite PPC.
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…
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:
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