1 M/E All-in-One 3G Live Production Video Switcher

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A compact, affordable package that is an ideal fit for smaller productions where quality and performance is essential...
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A compact, affordable package that is an ideal fit for smaller productions where quality and performance is essential, the Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo is a production switcher engineered to offer the performance, features, reliability, and high-quality design of their best-selling Carbonite Series Production Switchers. Solo is packed with the features that Carbonite owners love using every day. It provides incredible video production horsepower to equip a production studio, flight pack, or add as a back-up switcher. This Carbonite Black Solo unit is the all-in-one version with combined control panel and electronic processing, delivering maximum portability.

Not your ordinary compact production switcher, Solo brings with it an astounding feature set. The Solo's powerful single ME includes 4 keyers along with a transition keyer, for DVE and Media Wipes, as well as 1 high-quality Ultrachrome chroma keyer. Solo also comes with 2 MiniMEs – great for use in event production or for secondary outputs. Each MiniME has 2 of its own keyers - offering a remarkable 9 keyers in total. Solo's impressive video feature set also includes a MultiViewer plus 4 MediaStores for animated graphics and stills.

Solo is unrivaled in its class with its ability to control devices - including robotic cameras, video servers, and audio mixer control interfaces. Integration with DashBoard makes it possible to create a purpose-built user interface for specific production environments. Solo can also work with ViewControl, a touch screen user interface that integrates the live Solo MultiViewer into a touch screen control panel, making production super-easy.

It comes with an XPression LiveCG software license to offer production graphics. If the deployment also includes a separate XPression Go, Prime, or Studio system, it can be employed as an added Designer seat.

Combining Carbonite Solo with XPression Real Time Motion Graphics and ACID camera systems will result in a tightly integrated solution for the production all kinds of awesomely creative live productions.

Carbonite Black Solo Primary Capabilities

  • Intuitive interfaces and a significant level of operational control provide you a new level of production efficiencies
    • You get a choice of combined panel and switcher electronics or separate, discrete panel and rack mount processing frame
    • Full production control via convenient DashBoard software-based control panel GUI, with no required hardware panel
    • Powerful DashBoard live production control interface and media browser simplifies system settings and provides access to graphic elements
    • Simple touch-screen application allows seamless creation and operation of an entire production perfectly every time
  • A professional grade feature set offers the capabilities of a much larger switcher for you to deliver imaginative and dramatic productions
    • Unique effects modules available in a pool to be assigned anywhere in the system provide added dissolves and key layers independent of ME resources to offer more sophisticated production looks
    • Distributable system-wide 2D DVE channels that incorporate intelligent resource management to store and recall scenes, meets production demands that typically require a larger switcher
    • For more compelling productions, multiple media player channels are available system-wide for direct play-out of stills, logos, and animated graphics which can even be enhanced with audio
    • Powerful processing makes the foundation of a platform with the flexibility to handle a range of requirements with advanced keying and effects, multi-format production in both HD and SD, as well as the ability to apply video and color correction controls for adding creative flare
  • System extensibility offers complete production system solutions that make your integration and operation highly cost effective
    • Fully integrated MultiViewer has selectable layouts for choice of border, tally, and UMD label display for each source, all making monitoring simple and reducing costs
    • Studio solutions are made complete through the addition of motion graphics and video playback systems along with unmatched device control of systems like robotic cameras and audio mixers. All Carbonite systems come with an XPression LiveCG software license to provide production graphics. If the deployment also includes a separate XPression Go, Prime, or Studio system- it can be used as an additional Designer seat
    • An available configuration with integrated signal routing and management simplifies installation and operation when outputting to multiple screens, on-set displays, and signal distribution systems
    • Delivers compelling multi-screen production capabilities with no need for complex and expensive multi-screen image processors

Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo All-in-One Features:

  • 1 x ME with 4 full function keyers plus transition keyer
  • 2 x MiniME with 2 keys
  • 1 x Ultrachrome Chroma Key
  • 2 x 2D DVEs
  • 4 x MediaStores
  • 6 x 3G HD-SDI inputs
  • 3 x HDMI Inputs
  • 6 x Assignable Frame Syncs and Format Converters
  • 5 x 3G HD-SDI assignable outputs
  • 1 x HDMI output
  • 1 x AES audio output
  • 1 x Reference input
  • Serial and Parallel Tally and GPI/O connections
  • Supports SD, HD and 3G video standards
  • Includes DashBoard control interface
  • Supports ViewControl
  • Includes Device control for Servers, XPression Graphics, Robotics and Audio Mixers, Trackless Virtual Set events, and Cameras
  • Supports redundant Power Supply Units
  • Includes XPression LiveCG Software

Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo All-in-One Specifications:

Control Panels, Key Features:

  • Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons: 9
  • Number of ME Rows: 1
  • Global Menu System / Memory Control with Mnemonic LCD Buttons: Yes
  • True Next Transition Architecture: Yes  
  • Individual Keyer Transition Controls: Yes  
  • Custom Control Macros: 36

Features and Interfaces:

  • Number of Keys per ME: 5 (4 + 1 Transition Key)
  • Number of Keys per MiniME: 2
  • Total Keyers: 9
  • UltraChrome Keyer: 1
  • Number of Media-Stores™ (Capacity 8GB): 4
  • Supported Media File Types:
    • Stills: .BMP
    • Stills & Animations: .JPG .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha)
    • 48k WAV audio files
  • Browser-based Graphics Management: Yes 
  • Pattern Generators: 2
  • Effects Memory with MemoryAI™: 300 (100 for ME and each MiniME)
  • Custom Control Marcos: 36 (Control Panel) 256 (Dashboard)
  • Animated MediaWipes™: Yes  
  • Direct Media Store Render Via Ethernet  
  • LiveEDL™ (Requires external TC - Serial converter): Yes
  • Interfaces:   
    • DashBoard Softpanel  
    • DashBoard LiveAssist  
    • ViewControl - Visual Production Control  
    • Robotic Camera Control  
    • Video Server Control (AMP)  
    • Audi Mixer Control (Yamaha)  

Frames, Key Features:

  • Multi-Definition Inputs: 9 (6 x SDI , 3 x HDMI)
  • Multi-Definition Outputs: 6 (5 x SDI, 1 x HDMI)
  • Number of MEs: 1
  • Number of MiniMEs: 2
  • Number of Multiviewers™ with Tally and Source Names: 1 (Up to 10 windows)
  • Internal Format Converters / Frame Synchronizer: 6
  • Number of Floating DVEs: 2
  • Number of GPI/O: 24
  • Number of Tallies: 24
  • AES Digital Audio Output: 1
  • Removable Storage Media: USB
  • Time Code Input: Via External Gear Lite Converter (LTC)
  • Ethernet Ports: 1
  • Reference Input: Black or Tri-Level
  • Editor Port: 1 (RS-422)
  • Signal Processing Standards:   
    • Standard Definition: 480i/59.94, 576i/50
    • High Definition:
      • 720P & 1080i 50/59.94
      • 1080PsF, 23.98/25
      • 1080P 29.97
    • 3G 1080P: 1080P 50/59.94/60

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