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Ross Live | 2020 rolls out

Ross Live | 2020 rolls out

Ross Live | 2020 rolls out

Ross Video has announced the launch of Ross Live | 2020, a 10-week programme of product launches

The Graphite PPC is a portable production centre that can incorporate up to two MEs, four DVEs, six frame syncs, four media stores and two MultiViewers. Capable of handling up to 13 inputs and up to eight outputs, Graphite PPC also includes the same RAVE audio engine and XPression graphics and clips package that comes with the larger Graphite solution. Equipped with a soft-shell carrying case and a pull-out handle and wheels, the 19kg package further benefits from quiet fan cooling and requires just a single operator.

A v4 update for the Carbonite Ultra production switcher includes support for different frame rates, adds adjustable delays on all frame-synched inputs in HD and UHD, while extending Wide Colour Gamut and HDR conversion in HD as well as UHD. First seen in the Graphite integrated solution, the RAVE audio engine is now integrated into Carbonite Ultra switcher. This provides access to 13x48 stereo channel mixers, 384 external audio channels (24 SDI inputs x 16 audio signals) and 10 internal inputs together with compression limiting and EQ functionality within the engine. Up to three RAVE ABU breakout boxes will be supported and the engine offers Sample Rate Conversion for all frame syncs.

The Ultrix family
The Ultrix family

The Canadian innovator’s Ultrix routing and AV processing platform has been upgraded with a v4.2 firmware update. A new SFP I/O module is included for the Ultrix-FR1, FR2 and FR5 chasses offering MultiViewers, frame syncs, clean/quiet switching, audio embedding/de-embedding and other Ultrix features. Ideal for use with large fibre deployments, UHD systems where cable distance is important or where additional HDMI I/O is needed, the board features 16 SFP cages for standard video SFPs and two aux ports for video/MADI connections.

A new optional ULTRISYNC-UHD licence can be purchased for assigning 12G frame-syncs with up to half a second of variable audio delay per mono channel. The licences can float inside the frame for moving between inputs as required. The Ultricore-TLX Tie Line Control Manager automatically manages and simplifies routes between multiple frames. Ultricore-TLX is an optional licence for Ultricore-BCS offering multi-hop automatic path-finding between all supported router types.


softGear is a new signal processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross’ openGear ecosystem. It is said to provide users with new ways to acquire, process, manage and distribute content and complements existing hardware-based workflows with software-based processing for both on-premise workflows and cloud environments. Within softGear, algorithms are encapsulated using modern container technology, targeting CPU or GPU rather than FPGA or DSP, and media processing services are deployed as microservices, instead of dedicated physical cards. A common user interface framework through DashBoard is said to ensure that softGear is user-friendly for operators everywhere.

Alongside these new releases, Ross Video’s Virtual Solutions control platform now integrates with Monogram’s Creative Console, a new customisable and modular console intended to perform “free-form” control.

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