NAB 2016: Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo Compact Switcher Introduced
Today at NAB 2016, Ross Video is introducing a completely new Compact Production Switcher – Carbonite Black Solo. The company says Carbonite Black Solo is packed full of the features that Carbonite users love and use everyday. It is a compact switcher with 9 inputs and 6 outputs, specifically designed to meet the needs of smaller productions. On the input side Solo has 6 SD/HD-SDI connections and 3 HDMI inputs, and there are 6 floating frame synchronizers with format converters that can be assigned to any input, so connecting those unreferenced sources is simple. For outputs there are 5 SDI and one HDMI, all completely assignable.
Carbonite Black Solo features a powerful single ME with 4 full featured keyers, a transition keyer for DVE and Media wipes, and 2 UltraChrome chroma keyers. In addition, there are 2 MiniME’s that are perfect for use in small event production and for secondary produced outputs. Each MiniME has two keyers of its own, providing Solo with 8 key layers in total – extremely powerful for a small switcher.
Solo includes a fully configurable MultiViewer as well as four channels of MediaStore for animated graphics or stills. There is also a digital audio output for the playback of audio with animations.
Carbonite Black Solo comes bundled with XPression Live CG software which provides the ability to create and push static graphics like lower thirds, over the shoulder boxes and slates directly into Solo’s internal MediaStores via Ethernet from a customer supplied computer.
Carbonite Black Solo has all of the desirable production features found in the larger Carbonite switchers, including full DashBoard control integration, ViewControl touch screen visual control, and RossTalk protocol. There are also Camera Robotics, Video Server, and Audio Mixer control interfaces.
There are three versions of Solo available. The first is the beautifully styled, all-In-one with combined control panel and electronic processing, offering maximum portability. The second, the rack mount electronic frame with soft control panel is the most cost effective. And the third, a control panel plus separate electronic frame is for installations where it is desirable to separate operation from electronics.
Carbonite Black Solo is the perfect fit for smaller productions where quality and operational performance is essential, in a package that is remarkably affordable.