Innovation across production technology from Ross Video
Since last IBC, Ross Video has expanded dramatically with four corporate acquisitions in the areas of routing, news and prompting software, augmented reality and mobile production and an array of new production focused products and services as well as the addition of almost 100 new employees. This IBC, Ross is celebrating its 40th anniversary, sporting a new look with a modernised corporate logo and the updated tagline Production Technology Experts.
openTruck brings innovation to mobile production by providing a standardised yet customisable way to design a new generation of cost-effective remote-production vehicles that deliver the highest quality video and audio content from sports and other live events. A mobile production vehicle, built to the openTruck specifications will be front and centre on the Ross stand at IBC.
Introduced at NAB 2014 and now fully released and shipping, the Acuity production switcher is the latest large production switcher platform. It delivers fast, efficient and error-free production for all formats including UHD (4K) and is ergonomically appealing. The culmination of 40-years’ production switcher design experience, Acuity combines production power with aesthetic beauty and unprecedented connectivity.
The award-winningCarbonite production switcher now has more choice and flexibility than ever before with 3G and Advanced UHD (4K) production shipping on new systems and also available to all Cargonite customers through free software upgrades. These features enable Carbonite to be switched to 3G (1080P 50 or 60 (59.94)) and open the door to the very latest production format: UHDTV (4K) – a capability used by Globosat, Brazil in the recent FIFA World Cup.
Inception is ‘the new kid in town’ in newsroom editorial systems and has made a big impression since its introduction last IBC, winning major industry awards for the innovative approach it takes to creating multi-platform content. Inception enables your operation to truly embrace social media and the web — making them equal partners alongside your linear channel in your content creation efforts.
Inception Social is a social media management system that can either work standalone or can be ‘plugged in’ to an existing newsroom computer system. In addition to news environments, Inception Social has found a place in live event social media management for entertainment productions and sports where it provides a tight link between audience feedback (tweets, polls and pictures) and live on-air production graphics.
XPression keeps getting more powerful and flexible with solutions that meet virtually every type of onscreen live graphics need — from character generation to virtual sets and augmented reality. Xpression has added Visual Scripting, making the creation of dynamic, data-driven graphics much faster and easier. Visual Scripting complements XPressions powerful scripting capability with an intuitive drag and drop operator user interface eliminating the need to write programming scripts in most cases.
Ross Video’s rail-based remote-control camera system Furio RC has a new control option that makes controlling the Furio similar to controlling a manual camera. The Panbar controller has a fluid head for pan, tilt, zoom and focus, and foot pedals for dolly and lift, making it easier to get those dramatic production shots.