Ross adds to Carbonite
Ross Video’s new Carbonite MultiMedia production switcher keeps all of the features and functionality of its predecessor and accepts inputs from computers and devices that do not provide native SDI outputs and standard TV resolutions. It provides additional inputs for directly connecting computers and analogue devices via new high quality, low latency format converters.
‘We discovered that many users were purchasing external devices to allow computers and legacy analogue sources to be included in their productions,’ stated Nigel Spratling, switcher business development manager at Ross Video. ‘This new Carbonite engine now gives customers an alternative to those external conversion devices, in turn simplifying system installation and operation.’
The Carbonite MultiMedia continues to be two Rack Units with 16 or 24 SDI inputs as the standard Carbonite platform, but allows four of those inputs to be selected as HDMI or analogue instead of purely SDI. These new inputs include low latency and high quality scaling technology that allows computer display formats to be converted to the chosen production standard.
The manufacturer has also launched the version 1.1 update for its BlackStorm playout server. Amongst other features, the update includes DV PAL, Targa playlist support, new end of clip action and a new client has been added which can be configured by the user to display various timecode information. The new version is available as a free upgrade for all BlackStorm users.