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At a glance.

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

A single 4RU chassis houses the production switcher, audio mixer, graphics system and clip players. This simplifies connectivity and reduces space, power, and electrical requirements.

Ultra-Reliable

Thanks to its unique dedicated hardware, Graphite is immune to performance issues that are commonly associated with traditional all-in-one platforms.

COMPLETE ECOSYSTEM

Graphite is designed to be a complete production solution right out of the box. Setup and configuration is simple and straightforward and the included documentation helps even novice users gain confidence quickly. Graphite even includes customizable graphics packages designed to get production up and running faster and more easily.

Flexible Workflow

Using Graphite’s extensive toolset and intuitive controls, a single operator can manage an entire show using a single tabbed DashBoard screen. For a distributed workflow with separate operators (T.D., Audio, Graphics, etc.), simply connect multiple DashBoard computers together.

Incremental Growth

Graphite’s M/E count and input matrix can be easily upgraded via cost-effective software licenses. Additional hardware and software components that enable production automation, MOS workflows, or multi-studio operations can be added at any time.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

Graphite is the product of 40+ years of switcher experience and engineering excellence. Graphite combines proven hardware components with world-class software applications to create a powerful set of production tools that is backed backed by an acknowledged industry leader.

V6 is Now Available
With a host of new audio features

The latest software release also adds Media-Store Cache Manager and improved DashBoard navigation
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

Angled view of the TouchDrive control surface

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

With virtually unlimited layering on a single channel, extensive animation capabilities, real-time rendering and DashBoard integration, XPression Graphite sets a new standard for all-in-one graphics engines. Learn more…

Integrated Clip Server

XPression Clips provides two real-time video playback channels with instant access, frame-accurate recall, back-to-back playout and single channel transitions. Learn more…

Unmatched Audio

Graphite includes RAVE, a dedicated 48-channel audio mixer with 24-bit processing, sample rate conversion on selected inputs, SDI-embedded channel pair management and channel-by-channel EQ and compression/limiting. Learn more…

DashBoard Control

DashBoard, Ross Video’s integrated command and control software, is included with Graphite. Use DashBoard to create single- or multi-user workflows, or to provide central status monitoring and control of Graphite from any network-connected computer. Learn more…

Graphite PCIe

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

Audio Mixer Evolved

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.

Assignable AFV
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.

Audio Mixer Evolved

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.

Assignable AFV
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.

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.

Control Panels

From fully manual to advanced automation workflows, there’s a perfect control surface for the task.

  • Acuity Control Panels are compatible with the entire line of Acuity and Ultrix Acuity products
  • The stunning TouchDrive control surfaces can be paired with Ultrix Acuity, Ultrix Carbonite, Carbonite Black/Plus/12G, Carbonite Ultra or the Graphite all-in-one platform.

Living Live Community!

The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.

Specifications

Graphite PPC comes in a variety of ME & Input configurations:

MODELS
5 Input, 1 ME
5 Input, 2 ME
9 Input, 1 ME
9 Input, 2 ME
13 Input, 1 ME
13 Input, 2 ME

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.

Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
Graphite Brochure Download
Graphite PPC Solution Brief Download

Carbonite Product Matrix

Carbonite Product Matrix
Carbonite Product Matrix Download

Configuration Guide

Configuration Guide
Graphite Configuration Guide Download

Manuals

Manuals
Graphite Manual Download
Graphite Quick Start Guide (Hardware) Download
Graphite PPC Quick Start Guide (Hardware) Download

Dimensions

Dimensions
RAVE (DXF) Download
RAVE (PDF) Download

Application Notes

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

Training Documentation

Training
Mastering Basic Operations Download

Software Updates

Software Updates
Graphite Software Updates Download

Release Notes

Release Notes
Graphite Release Notes Download

Labels

Labels
Carbonite Aux Panel / Ethernet Router Panel Labels (NK Panels - LBL) Download
Carbonite Black Aux Panel / Ethernet Router Panel Labels (NK Panels - LBL) Download
Carbonite Button Inserts Download

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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.

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