Ross intros new features for Acuity vision mixer
At IBC 2015 Ross Video is previewing several major additions to the Acuity production switcher. On show is version 4.0, which brings a number of highly desirable new operational features including Split ME, DVE Warps, Lighting Engine, and supports the new MultiProcessing Inputs card option.Version 4.0 further expands the capabilities of the acclaimed MultiFeed functionality with added Split ME controls. Now it is possible to set up an Acuity ME as two MEs with up to eight keyer assignments. The extensive configurability enabled by these features permits Acuity to fit into an even greater number of production environments and workflows. A fully loaded 8 ME machine can now be configured as a massive 16 ME system – or of course a full 4 ME UHD (4K) switcher. Acuity also has new warp effects and lighting engines to build even more sophisticated looks.
The world of live production is always changing and the need to accommodate a widening variety of signals and formats has become an even greater challenge. Accordingly, Ross has designed new input hardware that contains additional processing capabilities. The MultiProcessing Input card has the same 20 inputs as the standard input card and both can coexist in the same frame. With the introduction of this new option, a number of processing features are available that have been requested by many users. These include input proc amps, frame synchronisers, 3G Level B-to-A conversion and a new feature unique to Acuity: input multiviewers.
Each multi processor input card includes a 20-window multiviewer permitting every input source to be monitored. With input multiviewers and dual-head internal multiviewers, any source can be reliably and easily monitored – with full UMD and tallies automatically assigned.