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New Production Switcher upgrades in 2022
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2022
New Production Switcher upgrades in 2022

April 13, 2022 - Ross Video's comprehensive production switcher lineup grows more robust and more versatile with the introduction of significant feature upgrades to the Carbonite product line, while its hyperconverged production platform, Ultrix Acuity, is now compatible with TouchDrive control surfaces.

v7 of Carbonite Ultra & Ultrix Carbonite - Coming Soon

Version 7.0 of Carbonite Ultra and Ultrix Carbonite is headlined by UltraScene, a new easy-to-use layering tool that enables complex composites to be managed as a single source. With UltraScene, up to 8 layers can be used to create visually interesting composites consisting of keys, chromakeys, DVE boxes, and more. UltraScenes can be entered into MEs and MiniMEs as Background or Key sources, just like any other source in the switcher.

UltraScene Explained

In addition to UltraScene, Production Sequencer functionality is included in version 7.0, and enables operators to automate simple and repeatable elements within a live production. As a convenient tool, Production Sequencer allows for a series of tasks, events or device controls to be linked together while complementing existing Memory and Custom Control macro capabilities.

Production Sequencer Explained

Ultrix Acuity compatibility with TouchDrive - Coming Soon

The introduction of the TouchDrive control surfaces, featuring high-resolution touch-enabled LCD displays, provided Carbonite operators with unprecedented efficiency and ease of use. Now, TouchDrive control surfaces are compatible with Ultrix Acuity frames, allowing customers to pair their hyperconverged systems with Acuity or TouchDrive Control Panels. 

The version 11.0 release for Ultrix Acuity also makes it even easier for customers to configure Software-Defined Production Engine blades with either Acuity or Carbonite software. Additional video operation formats are also included in version 11.0 to accommodate productions that implement lower frame rate UHD video modes.

UHD Format Support now includes :

2160p at 23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30  to go along with the already supported 50 / 59.94 and 60 formats.

Learn More about our Production Switcher Lineup

  • Carbonite Ultra is a production switcher that packs 24 inputs and 14 outputs as well as up to 3 full MEs and 4 built-in MiniMEs into a 1RU frame.
  • Ultrix Carbonite is a mid-sized hyperconverged production platform that merges Ross Video's award-winning signal management and routing system with the world's most popular mid-size production switcher.
  • Ultrix Acuity is a large hyperconverged production platform that combines the power of Ross Video's flagship production switcher and the game-changing feature set of its software-defined routing platform.
  • TouchDrive is our line of touch-enabled control panels that bring the same touch technology we all know and love from the world of smartphones to video production switchers.