IBC 2010: Ross Video To Intro Latest Versions of Vision, CrossOver Switchers

Ross Video will arrive in Amsterdam for IBC 2010 with the newest versions of its flagship products like Vision, CrossOver, OverDriveR, XPression 3D, Soft Metal, and openGear.

Vision QMD and Octane Production Switchers

At IBC 2010, Ross Video will reveal major additions to its Vision series of switchers and Vision Octane switcher, which debuted at NAB in April.

Vision Octane is an 8 MLE switcher with 35 Full Screen HD Animation Stores, 24 Channels of 3D DVE with WARP capability, 96 inputs, 48 outputs, and a total of 56 Keyers (32 Full Keyers, 12 AuxKey Mixer/Keyers on the aux bus outputs and 12 DVE key combiners). Vision Octane can be loaded with any number of MLEs from 1 to 8, match any application, and be combined with up to 9 different control panels.

At IBC Vision adds an optional internal Multiviewer. This multi-head multiviewer has access to all internal and external sources and features source labels with transparency, full program and preview tallies, and user selectable source assignments.

The Vision Series ships with a new 3G infrastructure as a standard feature. Stereoscopic 3D capabilities and comprehensive iMag MultiScreen support will also be shown.

CrossOver Digital Production Switchers
IBC 2010 will see the release of v3.1 software for Ross Video’ CrossOver production switchers, which adds powerful new features such as Robotic Camera Control, Video Server Control and even more user requested features.

CrossOver’s v3.0 software feature set, introduced at NAB 2010 added an Internal Multiviewer, LiveEDL, EDL export, XPression LiveCG, and CleanSwitch Audio.

OverDriveR Automated Production Control System
IBC 2010 will also see the launch of v9.1 software for OverDrive, Ross Video’s Automated Production Control. Version 9.1 further extends the new GlobalView GUI with features such as NKeyer support, NRCS CG timer support and many new MOS device interfaces. GlobalViewTM exploits the additional workspace of widescreen displays allowing for user-configurable layouts. Resizable and repositionable modules provide production specific views, enabling more complex and faster paced productions to be automated. Enhanced support for OverDrive’s remote client application architecture allows for seamless ‘back-to-back’ productions from one server.

XPression 3D Character Generator and Motion Graphics System
Ross Video will also showcase v3.0 of the XPression 3D HD Character Generator. Key features in v3.0 include enhanced MOS workflow integration with Newsroom Systems, Stereoscopic template creation and output rendering for 3D productions, enhancements to the Material Manager, automatic center-cut SD outputs for HD templates. In addition, for customers exclusively working in standard definition, an highly cost effective XPression SD edition will be introduced, making the high end feature set of XPression fit into tighter SD only budgets.

SoftMetal Video Servers

Ross Video will present the continued development of the SoftMetal 3000 Series video servers with v4.3 software and the new 4 in / 4 out configuration. Version 4.3 builds upon the robust features of the platform adding VDCP control protocol over Ethernet and AMP automation control support. New Unicode character support makes SoftMetal an ideal choice for multi-language applications. The 3000 Series also features native support of 3D stereoscopic playout and record.

The 3000 Series is a Server Class Platform available in both Standard and Multi-Definition versions with 1×2, 0x4, 2×4, and 4×4 configurations, supporting up to 6 simultaneous channels in SD and up to 4 simultaneous channels in HD.It uses SATA drives and offers up to 14 TB of Media Storage in a compact 3RU.

openGear Multi-Definition Terminal Equipment

openGear offers a choice of over 300 solutions with over 25 manufacturers. openGear will also unveil new 3D capability with a new display processor that allows for split screen viewing of right eye/left eye content.
Ross Video continues to expand the range of fiber and 3Gb/s products in 2010. A new 3 Gb/s format converter that offers Up, Down and Cross conversion to and from SD, HD and 1080p standards. The format converter offers an A/V frame sync with 16 channels of audio processing, full proc control for both audio and video and meta data processing complete with AFD extraction/insertion. Enhanced features include two on board keyers for pillar bar, letter box and branding insertion which can be fed from the external key/fill inputs or the internal animation playout.

An optical DWDM system (dense wave division multiplex) doubles the current capacity available on the market. The system consists of a C band MUX and an L band MUX/Combiner with each band offering 40 wavelengths for a total combined capability of 80 wavelengths / 80 signals on a single fiber.