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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

Carbonite Switcher

Switch with confidence on Carbonite – the hallmark Ross Video product. Decades of production switcher experience have gone into this mid-sized power house, resulting in a truly incredible feature-set. 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. Enjoy the features of a dedicated audio mixer including 24-bit processing with sample rate conversion, SDI-embedded channel pair management, and audio EQ. 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 V2.2

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:

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 EQ
A must have for microphone-heavy productions. EQ is both a powerful technical and creative tool, drawing out the best parts of your sound and removing those undesirable elements. The RAVE audio mixer’s 4-band EQ gets 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 3 to 6, 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.

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:
Carbonite Black 3X
Carbonite Black 3S
Carbonite Black 2S
Carbonite Black 2
Carbonite Black 1S
Carbonite Black 1
Carbonite Black Solo CB9
ViewControl
DashBoard

Carbonite Black 3X Panel

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…

Carbonite Black 3S Panel

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…

Carbonite Black 2S Panel

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…

Carbonite Black 2 Panel

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…

Carbonite Black 1s Panel

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…

Carbonite Black 1 Panel

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…

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 BUSESINPUTSOUTPUTS
2ME13 IN (12 SDI + 1 HDMI)8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)*
2ME9 IN (8 SDI + 1 HDMI)8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)**
1ME9 IN (8 SDI + 1 HDMI)8 OUT (6 SDI + 2 HDMI)**
1ME5 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:

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

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Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
Graphite BrochureDownload

Configuration Guide

Configuration Guide
Graphite Configuration GuideDownload

Manuals

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

Application Notes

Application Notes
Using Graphite To Perform a Skype Call

Training Documentation

Training
Mastering Basic Operations

Software Updates

Software Updates
Graphite Software UpdatesDownload

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