Ross Carbonite used to support Falls festival
AUSTRALIA: A Ross Video Carbonite Production Switcher was recently used for the three-day Falls Music and Arts Festival in Marion Bay, Tasmania, feeding two video screens plus recording devices. The switcher was supplied by Tasmania-based company Media Imaging.
Boasting appearances by the Violent Femmes and The Roots, the Falls Music and Arts Festival took place over three days spanning Australia’s New Years Eve celebrations. Originally launched in 1993 by Simon Daly, the event – more commonly known simply as Falls – has grown to become one of Australia’s best loved multi-site music festivals.
During the event, Media Imaging also used Ross Video’s DashBoard Control System as a de-facto second ME. By assigning aux, outputs and content, DashBoard assisted the operators in managing content and system monitoring.
‘I have always admired Ross products and always wanted high quality multi-view abilities as well as a true HD system which was not PC based,’ commented Media Imaging director Derek Philipson. ‘I researched intensively for the features I wanted, needed and could afford, more so how easy it is to upgrade parts and features in the future. In Australia we have a great dealer and Ross support team, so I was able to bounce question after question off them until I came to my final decision. There are many manufacturers out there, but few that can fall into line with Ross. Carbonite is indeed a breath of fresh air from other switchers I have used in the past.’
Media Imaging’s new Ross Carbonite 1ME, 16-input Switcher is used in a mobile environment and moves between Aurora Stadium, where it is used regularly for Cricket and Australian rules football, as well as events outside of the stadium.