OUR PART # XPRESSION-LIVECG
XPression is Ross' industry-leading high-end 3D HD Character Generator. This special package with CrossOver combines a full version of XPression Designer software with CrossOver to create an exceptionally low cost still graphics solution.
XPression and CrossOver Integration option
In this implementation, XPression renders still graphics on a laptop or PC running Nvidia Graphics and sends the stills, with alpha, over a network directly into the CrossOver Media Store Channels. Stills are typically selected, rendered, transferred, and on air in less than two seconds. XPression Designer has a very user-friendly playlist system that makes bringing the next still to air as easy as pressing the space bar. Skipping elements and random access to elements is fully supported as well.
Because the connection is over a network instead of HD-SDI, inputs on CrossOver are not consumed and expensive and exotic HD-SDI output cards are not required in the laptop or PC. If there are multiple CrossOver systems on the network, XPression can be assigned to send graphics to any of them.
Independent of the XPression Designer Media Store Channels, CrossOver provides a second set of Media Store Channels to play animations, additional stills, or moving backgrounds under the control of the CrossOver operator. These dual sets of Media Stores used together can create very compelling productions. Alternatively, this second set can also be assigned to XPression creating a full two channel program / preview CG still playout system with alpha.
The XPression Designer software can be upgraded at any time to a full system that incorporates real time motion graphics playout over HD-SDI. This full system is fully compatible with all of the files and templates created with the stills package using CrossOver Media Store integration.
CrossOver software version 2.5 or later is required for support of the RossLink connection and is available as a download for CrossOver users.