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OverDrive Production Automation

Automated Production Control (APC) is now common place, delivering operational efficiencies, while taking complexity out of the production process. OverDrive is the most advanced APC system on the planet, enabling the most sophisticated productions to be executed cleanly and consistently, while delivering substantial savings in operational costs. With nearly 400 systems on-air, OverDrive is the world leader in APC. OverDrive offers unparalleled choice with integration to more than 220 different production devices. Both manual and automated control is provided to both Ross and third party devices including production switchers, routing systems, video servers, audio mixers, robotic cameras, and graphics systems.

Control Flexibility

Perform manual, semi-automated of fully automated productions at any time from the same control room, using the same equipment. Manual device control is always at the operator’s fingertips whether from OverDrive or a dedicated panel.

Configurable Interface

OverDrive offers an intuitive, user-configurable interface consolidating control of many devices into one control area. Use custom icons for quick identification and preview of the rundown.

Wise Investment

ROI can occur in a little as 12 months, offering a significant return for a capital expense.

No Mistakes

Delivers a consistent, repeatable, error-free production across a range of operator skill sets. OverDrive enables all operators to run clean, consistent productions, every day, every time.

Adapt Quickly

Easily accommodate live breaking news and changes on-the-fly. With a toolset unmatched by any other system, OverDrive is the clear leader in managing late-breaking or unscripted events.

Equipment Choice

Protect your current investment in production equipment as OverDrive integrates with equipment from a wide variety of manufacturers. Chose the devices to match your requirements and budget.

OverDrive Overview Video

OverDrive is the leading Automated Production Control system in the world with over 300 systems sold, and is capable of producing the largest and most complex of shows.

Features

RundownControl™

This is the primary application for managing all production elements, effects and transitions for ‘rundown-based’ scripted, and ‘on-the-fly’ unscripted productions. Learn more…

DirectControl™

DirectControl provides direct, manual control of your production devices in a unified interface. Learn more…

TemplateEditor

OverDrive’s user-friendly TemplateEditor makes it easy to edit, manage, and configure OverDrive templates. Learn more…

MOS & NRCS integration

OverDrive’s NRCS Plugin was the first HTML5 MOS plugin to be rolled out under the new MOS spec. Learn more…

Timing

OverDrive has multiple user-definable timers to track things like program time, event time, clip time, and NRCS timing information. Learn more…

Enterprise Grade

Virtual Environment Support OverDrive has been tested and certified to work in multiple virtualization environments to provide the latest in redundancy and cost-saving solutions. Learn more…

What’s New in Version 20.0?

QuickTurn, QuickCode & more…
QuickTurn
Turnkey QuickTurn Ingest Hardware
QuickCode Templates
Ability to support in/out metadata for MOS video clips
Improved Timer Updates
Improved Configuration Options
Improved UI
Improved Category/Show support for Robotic Cameras
Performance Improvements
Live Preview
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QuickTurn

OverDrive’s QuickTurn allows you to repurpose content for multiple platforms. New in version 20, you can and easily record any segment for future use. Where does the “quick” part come in? OverDrive and Streamline work together to fulfill a media placeholder to be reused without editing or manual intervention. You can use QuickTurn to turnaround a pre-produced segment for use in your current production. Pre-record your headline sequence, an interview with a celebrity or political figure on a tight schedule.

OverDrive v20.0 and Caprica v7.0
(Requires QuickTurn Ingest Hardware. Ask about 3rd party MAM compatibility)

Turnkey QuickTurn Ingest Hardware

This is a new product and dedicated server for ingesting video content for web publishing and broadcast re-use.

  • 1RU Hardware with Ingest software.
  • Dedicated 2-Channel Ingest Encoder
  • Records to Web-Enabled Codecs
  • Records to Broadcast-Enabled Codecs
  • Integrates Seamlessly with Streamline Media Asset Management and Evo Storage solutions.
QuickCode Templates

We have expanded the use of QuickCode to work with video server templates. This allows for metadata from the NRCS to define how video server clips are used in a production. A clip destined for headlines, or a voice over or set decoration can be tagged as such and OverDrive will automatically assign the right template.

OverDrive v20.0

Ability to support in/out metadata for MOS video clips

Added support for playout of partial clips using metadata from MOS objects. Certain third-party MAM and video server system support the ability to play partial video clips allowing producers to quickly edit and playout sub-clips during breaking news.

OverDrive v20.0 and Caprica v7.0

Improved Timer Updates

NRCS Timers can now be dynamically updated while in progress. This allows a producer to change the length of an interview in the NRCS and OverDrive’s timers will automatically reflect the changes to make sure you stay on time.

OverDrive v20.0

Improved Configuration Options

We’ve added the ability to name the devices to make finding the right device to configure or use to build a CustomControl macro much easier.

With enhanced cleaning of control surfaces recently, we have seen some SideSlides mis-behave, so we’ve an easy to use calibration tool for SideSlides to resolve issues that might arise after a thorough cleaning.

Caprica v7.0

Improved UI

We’ve added some new UI elements to help better identify QuickCode, QuickAudio keywords in RundownControl. We also added some highlights to make it easier for user to find and resolve issues that could affect production.

OverDrive v20.0

Improved Category/Show support for Robotic Cameras

In an effort to reduce the number of templates and shots needed to produce multiple different shows, we’ve added the ability to define wildcards for robotic camera shots. This allows you to re-use robotic camera templates in different shows that have different positioning.

Caprica v7.0
(Available for select Robotic camera systems)

Performance Improvements

OverDrive is even faster! Loading, processing, and updating running orders from the NRCS has been improved. Loading a running order can now be measured in milliseconds vs. seconds.

OverDrive v20.0

Live Preview

Interact and view live sources relevant to your current action. Reduce the time spent hunting for video sources on a multi-viewer.

  • Live Preview supports NDI streams.
  • Use any NDI source. Examples:
    – Preview from the switcher
    – Graphics Preview
    – Router Output for remote checks
  • Each client (including CodingClient) can have its own feed
  • Use any NDI streaming/encoding device

OverDrive 19.3.1

Want More Info?

We have added lots of small user requested features and options. There are too many to list here. If you would like more information and would like to schedule a demo or conversation about the new releases with the product team, send us a note!

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Device Integration

Unmatched Choice OverDrive has the most extensive library of supported 3rd party devices, permitting you to choose from the best in putting your APC system together. This ensures that you will be able to achieve creative and engineering goals while at the same time meeting budgetary requirements. The OverDrive device interface engineering and quality assurance teams at Ross are continually adding new devices to meet new requirements, along with the retesting and advancement of currently available interfaces.

Maintenance plans

Every OverDrive system is delivered with 12 months of Software Maintenance which includes all software updates for the OverDrive system. After the 12 month period has passed, you have the option to purchase an annual Maintenance Plan.

Software Maintenance Plan Includes all OverDrive software updates for the year.

Software / Hardware Maintenance Plan Includes all OverDrive software updates for the year as well as an OverDrive server hardware upgrade after every third Maintenance Plan payment. All Ross systems include world-renowned phone support for the life of the product!

Specifications

FEATURES EXPRESS PRIME PREMIUM
Redundancy Optional Optional Optional
RundownControl
TemplateEditor
DirectControl Optional
Additional Rundown Client Optional (Max 3) Optional Optional
Additional DirectControl Client Optional (Max 3) Optional Optional

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

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User Stories

  • We looked at several systems that would fit our needs. We ended up choosing Ross because they could provide a turnkey system approach. Watch the video…

    David Desrochers
    VP Engineering at NESN
  • For the 8 years that we’ve had the Ross Switcher and OverDrive, I’ve physically touched the switcher maybe five times during the newscast. It’s all done through OverDrive. Watch the video…

    Jeff Necko
    Newscast Director at WKBN 27
  • Ross’ system is easy to use, and plays well with others. It has been perfect. Watch the video…

    Lasse Wamsler
    Managing Technical Director at TV2 East

Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
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Release Notes

Release Notes
OverDrive Release Notes

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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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