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.
Graphite’s internal RAVE audio mixer provides serious tools to overcome seriously demanding audio challenges.
Huge channel capacity
The RAVE audio mixer can access all 16 channels of each SDI input, as well as audio from internal PC sources and optional analog Audio Breakout Modules. The channel count for a fully-loaded system is an astounding 276 available audio inputs.
Embedded-SDI Channel Pair Mastery
RAVE stereo faders can access any of the 8 embedded audio pairs available in each SDI input or be configured as L-L or R-R for “mono” applications. Flexible output routing allows main, monitor, or custom aux mixes to be assigned to any SDI or analog output.
Comprehensive Audio Processing
RAVE provides powerful audio contouring tools including independent parametric EQ and compression/limiting on each mixer channel.
Sample Rate Conversion
Maintain consistent 24-bit broadcast-quality audio with sample-rate conversion on AES and SDI inputs 1-6.
The Audio Follow Video (AFV) function will automatically track sources as they are transitioned to program. This feature, configured on a fader-by-fader basis, simplifies audio operations and reduces errors.
Customizable Aux Mixes
In addition to the main and monitor mixes, RAVE supports 12 user-configurable aux mixes that can provide mix-minus, multi-lingual or iso feeds.
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.
The Graphite Portable Production Centre (PPC) packages all the professional-quality features of Graphite into a single compact carrying case. Graphite PPC uses the same DashBoard virtual control interfaces to allow a single operator to manage an entire show. What’s more, Graphite PPC’s ultra-quiet fans allow the system to be deployed just about anywhere, even in-studio next to the 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, low-cost
9-button / 1 ME control panel is ideal as a second “satellite” Graphite 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.
The intuitive ViewControl touch screen interface consolidates control of Graphite 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 Graphite, including the RAVE audio mixer, and XPression graphics engine, as well as 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…
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:
The first step is a consultation with a member of our sales team or one of our certified Ross resellers to discuss the specific needs of your organization. Next, we will look for a mutually convenient opportunity to coordinate a demo.