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Graphite Specifications

GRAPHITE SWITCHER STANDARD FEATURES
Models 5 Input, 1 ME 4RU Chassis
9 Input, 1 ME 4RU Chassis
9 Input, 2 ME 4RU Chassis
13 Input, 2 ME 4RU Chassis
SDI Inputs (HD-BNC) Up to 12
HDMI Inputs 1
NOTE: Internal sources, including XPression graphics or clips, MediaStores, ME, MiniME or Aux Bus re-entries, etc. do not reduce the external SDI or HDMI input matrices.
SDI Outputs (HD-BNC) 6
HDMI Outputs 2
(HD-BNC – Standard BNC Adaptors sold separately)
Full MEs (Mix/Effects Banks) Up to 2
MiniMEs 4
MultiViewers with Tally & Source Names

2

(Up to 16 windows each)

Pattern Generators 2 per Full ME
Internal Format Converters/Frame Synchronizers

6

(Assignable to first 6 inputs)

2D DVEs

4

(Assignable to Full ME Transition Engines

Full ME or MiniME Keyers)

Keyers per Full ME

5

(4 Full Keyers + 1 Transition Keyer)

Keyers per MiniME 2
UltraChromeTM Chroma-Keyers

2

(Assignable to Full ME Keyers or

Keyer 2 on any MiniME)

MediaStores

4

(Shared 2GB capacity)

Supported Media File Types

.bmp (no alpha)

.jpg (no alpha)

.tga (with or without alpha

.png (with or without alpha

48KHz .wav file

Animated MediaWipes Available on all Full MEs
Effects Memories with Memory AITM 100 per ME and MiniME
Custom Control Macros 256
Direct Transfer of XPression Stills to MediaStores via Ethernet
LiveEDL (generates a standard Edit Decision List for use in post-production)
SUPPORTED VIDEO STANDARDS
Standard Definition

480i

576i

59.94 (4:3 or 16:9)

50 (4:3 or 16:9)

High Definition (1.5 Gb/s)

1080p

720p

1080i

25/29.97

50/59.94

50/59.94

High Definition (3 Gb/s) 1080p 50/59.94
UHD Upconversion for Output 4x Quad Link (Canvas mode only)
ANALOG REFERENCE INPUT
1 (HD/BNC)
(Tri-Level HD or Analog SD Black Burst)
(HD-BNC – Standard BNC Adaptors sold separately)
ANALOG LTC INPUT
1 (HD/BNC)
(Used with LiveEDL or MultiViewer Clock features)
(HD-BNC – Standard BNC Adaptors sold separately)

DATA/CONTROL
Ethernet

3

(1 Graphite card, 2 Windows mainframe)

CONTROL INTERFACES
TouchDriveTM Control Panels

DashBoard

(Virtual Panel and/or Ultritouch)

ViewControlTM – Visual Production Control
External RCP Aux Bus Control Panels
SUPPORTED CONTROL PROTOCOLS
RossTalkTM

AMP

(Serial over IP)

Yamaha 01V96 & DM1000
TSL UMD 3.1
Ross CamBot
VISCA
Canon BU Series
PHYSICAL
Dimensions In. MM
Width (Front) 19.00 481
Width (Rear) 16.9 430
Height 6.9 176
Depth 23.3 592
Weight Lbs. Kgs.
Graphite 4RU Chassis 62 28.1
Power Input Voltage Power Consumption
Input Voltage 100~240V AC, 50-60Hz, 14-7A 520W – 4.7A – 120V
SINGLE-CHANNEL XPRESSION GRAPHITE PRIME STANDARD FEATURES
Built-in Motion Graphics Templates
Template Designer
Playout Sequencer
2D / 3D Fonts
Arabic, Asian & Scripted Language Support
3D Primitives
Video Clip Support (within a template)
XPression Video Codec License
XPression Video Coder Application
Animation Timeline
Graphical Keyframe Editor
Continuous Animations
Stagger Animations
Visual Logic
Virtual Cameras
Seamless Continuous Tickers
Render to Disk
Unlimited Output Framebuffer Layers
2 Virtual Preview Channels (Up Next & Lookahead)
SD & HD Formats
Project Video Format Conversion
Custom Resolution Video Formats (DVI  Out)
RossTalk (TCP/IP Strings)
PBUS
DashBoard Sequencer Control
XPRESSION GRAPHITE CLIPS STANDARD FEATURES
1 Baseband Video Ingest Channel
2 Playout Channels
No Pre-roll
Single-channel Clip transitions
Per channel Program/Preview
Clip Browser with Search function
Clip Trimming and Looping
VDCP, AMP, P-bus, and RossTalkTM automation protocols
Clip Manager application with User Rights or Database Management and Synchronization setup
RAVE AUDIO STANDARD FEATURES
Comprehensive audio mixing and processing capabilities, including:
16 audio channels per SDI input
16 audio channels per SDI output
Up to 24 analog audio inputs*
Up to 15 analog audio outputs*
Up to 3 AES Stereo audio inputs*
Up to 3 AES Stereo audio outputs*
16-Channel Sample Rate Converters (Available on inputs 1 – 6)
*When equipped with external Audio Breakout Modules
AUDIO MIXER STANDARD FEATURES
48 Stereo Faders Assignable to any SDI, AES or Analog source
Fader Volume -∞db to + 20db
Pre/Post-Fade Audio Meters
Pre/Post-Fade Peak Indicators
Per-Channel EQ & Clip Indicators
Per Channel Mute, Solo, & Pre-Fade Listen (PFL)
Per Channel Mute, Solo, & PFL Clear
Per Fader Audio EQ Control 4-band (high-shelf, dual midrange, low-shelf)
Per Fader Compression/Limiting

Variable Attack & Release parameters

(Assignable pre- or post-EQ)

Per Fader Audio Follow Video mode
Aux Mixers 12 – assignable pre- or post-fader
Balance Control on Stereo Inputs
Pan Control on Mono Inputs
Mono Mode Duplication of Mono channel (L or R) to create L-L / R-R channel pair
GRAPHITE SWITCHER
4 SDI Input to 8 SDI Input Upgrade (Adds an additional 4 SDI Inputs)
8 SDI Input to 12 SDI Input Upgrade (Adds an additional 4 SDI Inputs)
1 M/E to 2 M/E Upgrade (Adds additional Full M/E bank)
AJA Helo Streaming Appliance (Single-channel Streaming Device)
GRAPHITE-HDBNC-BNC HDBNC to BNC kit with 20 cables
SYSTEM OPTIONS*
XPRESSION
Studio Single, Dual, Triple, or Quad Channel Editions
XPression Project Server Software
Streamline Graphics Asset/Order Management
DataLinq Server
XPression Gateway Software
MOS Plug-in
NLE Plug-in
Template Builder Software
CII Gateway Software
Desktop Preview Server Software
XPRession Tessera Master Software License
Custom Keyboard
RAVE AUDIO
RAVE EXTERNAL 1RU ANALOG/AES AUDIO BREAKOUT UNIT (ABM)
Analog Inputs 8
Analog Outputs 5
AES Digital Audio Inputs 1
AES Digital Audio Outputs 1
Adjustable Pre-Amps Gain on Analog Inputs 0-60dB
Phantom Power on Analog Inputs 48V
Digital Pads on Analog Inputs -20dB
Number of GPI/O 24
Number of Tallies 16
NOTE: All Graphite systems support up to three (3) 1RU Audio Breakout Modules which increases the total analog input matrix to twenty-four (24) and analog output matrix to fifteen (15).

*Please contact your Ross Sales Representative for details and pricing for all system options.