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Ross Video Acuity 4K Production Switcher

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Acuity | Large production switcher designed to handle the world’s most challenging live events

Ross Video Acuity combines infinite production power with aestetic beauty and remarkable connectivity

Acuity handles even 1080P60 and 4K productions without requiring expensive upgrades. It comes in two different frame sizes and 6 different panel sizes. It is as well only switcher to provide 4ME, 4 keyers in a 4K production.

Newest production switcher from Ross Video provides a new level of operation efficiency for enterprise broadcasting systems or large multi-camera productions environment.

Acuity’s processing engines take advantage of the latest generation FPGA technology, and so can offer significant room for expanded capabilities in the future.

Each of Acuity ME Packs

  • 8 powerful keyers with luma, linear, chroma and preset pattern keys
  • 1 additional keyer for DVE transitions
  • 16 channels of 2D DVE / Resizers with Key Combiners
  • 2 channels of Advanced 3D DVE with Key / Fill & Warps (optional)
  • 2 advanced UltraChrome™ chroma keyers
  • MultiFeed™* provides 6 definable PGM outputs
  • 2 utility buses for video-in-border and garbage mask applications
  • 12 pattern generators, 2 advanced pattern generators for wipes, 8 preset pattern keys and 2 pattern generators for color washes


  • Broadcast News
  • Broadcast Sports
  • Sports stadiums
  • Outside Broadcast productions
  • Houses of worship
  • Education

Control Panels

Key Features  
Multi-Panel Operation
(1 Master, 8 Satellites)
Fully Modular Control Panels  ✔
Number of Panels available 6
DualDisplay Menu System  ✔
On Panel Menu Control Module  ✔
16:9 Touch Screen Menu Display  ✔
Theme-able Panel Glow RGB Buttons  ✔
Full RGB Color Mnemonic Displays  ✔
Maximum assignable Tallies 144
Automation Control via OverDrive  ✔
N+1 Redundant Power Supplies

Frames (Live Production Engines)

Key Features  
Signal Processing Format: 59.94Hz Frame Rate 480i, 480i 16:9, 720p, 1080i, 1080P (3G Level A), 2160P (quad link UHD-1)
Signal Processing Format: 50Hz Frame Rate 576i, 576i 16:9, 720p, 1080i, 1080P (3G Level A), 2160P (quad link UHD-1)
Signal Processing Format: 24Hz Frame Rate 1080P, 1080PsF
Signal Processing Format: 23.98Hz Frame Rate 1080PsF
Signal Processing Format: 29.97Hz Frame Rate 1080P
Maximum number of Multi-Definition Inputs 60 (4RU Frame), 120 (8RU Frame)
Maximum number of Multi-Definition Outputs 40 (4RU Frame), 60 (8RU Frame)
Maximum number of MEs 6.5 (4RU Frame), 8 (8RU Frame, .5 ME not supported with 8 Full MEs)
Keyers per ME 8 (selectable 2 or 4 on .5 ME)
UltraChrome Keyers per ME 2
Maximum number of AuxKeys 10 (4RU Frame), 15 (8RU Frame)
Total Keyers in fully populated system, inc. AuxKeys 64 (4RU Frame), 87 (8RU Frame)
MultiFeed with 6 Program outputs for each ME  ✔
Number of standard 2D DVE/Resizers 16 per ME with DVE combiner (2 DVEs per key channel)
Number of optional 3D DVEs 4 per ME, (2 channels with key and fill)
Warps and Curvilinear Effects Standard with 3D DVE option
Key Trails and Advanced Recursive Effects  ✔
Internal MultiViewers 20 Windows / Dual Head (installed in unused ME slots)
Source MultiViewers 20 Window MultiViewer per MultiProcessing input Card (optional)
Input Frame Syncs and Conversion Via Optional MultiProcessing input cards
Internal SSD Drive for media files, show and configuration storage 240 GB
Number of Media Stores 4 per ME plus 4 channel Global Store
Media Store RAM Capacity 8 GB for each ME MediaStore and a 4GB Global Store
Event Memory System and Custom Control Macros 1,000 Memories and 2,304 Custom Controls per setup file
SmartConversion – On-The-Fly Format Conversion Standard software feature, optional openGear conversion frame
Internal Proc Amps and Color Correction  ✔
Preview Overlay  ✔
Tally, GPIO and Contact Closures 36 Tally, 24 GPIO & 24 Programmable Contact Closures
N+1 Redundant Power Supplies

Input/Output Cards – 12G MultiProcessing Cards

12G MultiProcessing Cards Each Card Includes:
Inputs 20 SDI Inputs: 5 12G SDI inputs or 20 3G SDI inputs
Frame Synchronizers with Format Conversion 8 freely assignable FSFCs per card
YUV Proc Amp per input  ✔
RGB Colour Corrector per input  ✔
1080P level B to level A conversion per input  ✔
Input Card MultiViewer Able to display all 20 inputs as a single source, be included as a source insider of another MultiViewer.
UHD Quad Square Division to 2SI Converter 2 converters (eliminates the Input Module MultiViewer)

Input/Output Cards – IP Cards

IP Input Card Each Card Includes:
10G SFP Ethernet Modules 12 (6 Primary, 6 Redundant)
SDI Inputs 21


IP Output Card Each Card Includes:
10G SFP Ethernet Modules 12 (6 Primary, 6 Redundant)
SDI Inputs 20