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!
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…
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…
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 the internal Carbonite’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…
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…
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 Graphite’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…
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…
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 the full 2ME 13IN configuration, all outputs are fully configurable
** On other configurations, 2 outputs are fully configurable
Aside from MEs & I/O, all Graphite configurations have the same operational features:
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