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Ross Video | Production Switcher

Carbonite is a mid-size switcher that delivers high-end production power in a very affordable package

Carbonite handles even 1080P60 and 4K productions without requiring expensive upgrades. It comes in two different frame sizes and 6 different panel sizes.

Black Series brings expanded I/O and ME count to the Carbonite series, with a new control panel. It has been the favoured choice of many media organisations with production requirements for a mid-sized 1, 2 or 2.5 ME production switcher.

Newest production switcher from Ross Video provides a new level of operation efficiency for enterprise broadcasting systems or large multi-camera productions environment. Professional grade feature set offers the capabilities of a much larger switcher for you to deliver imaginative and dramatic productions.

Other branch of Ross Video Production switchers is Acuity Series

Control Panels

PHYSICAL FEATURES CARBONITE BLACK 1 / 1s CARBONITE BLACK 2 / 2s CARBONITE BLACK 3s / 3x
Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons 18 / 24 18 / 24 24 / 32
Number of ME Rows 1 2 3
ME Effects Memory Keypad CB1 – Global Only
CB1s – Yes
CB2 – Global Only
CB2s – Yes
Yes
Theme-Able Panel Glow RGB Buttons  ✔  ✔
8 Character Input and Key Source Color Mnemonics  ✔  ✔  ✔
Custom Control Macro Buttons with Split Row Mnemonics/td> 64 / 96 64 / 96 96 / 256

Features & Interfaces

FEATURES  
Number of Keys per ME 5
(4 + 1 Transition Key)
Number of Keys per MiniME 2 per MiniME
Number of Keys on Half ME 2 DSK + Media Wipe
Total Keyers in MiniME Mode/td> 1 ME = 13
2 ME = 18
3 ME = 23
Total Keyers in 2.5 ME Mode 13
UltraChrome Keyers (Floating) 2
Number of Media-Stores™ (Capacity 8GB) 4
Supported Media File Types Stills: .BMP. Stills & Animations: .JPG .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha) & 48k WAV audio files
Browser-based Graphics Management  ✔
Pattern Generators 2 per ME
Effects Memory with MemoryAI™ 100 per ME
Animated MediaWipes™  ✔
Direct Media Store Render Via Ethernet  ✔
LiveEDL™
(Generates an Edit Decision List For Use In Post Production)
 ✔
Interfaces
DashBoard LiveAssist  ✔
ViewControl – Visual Production Control  ✔
Robotic Camera Control  ✔

Operating Modes

MODES NUMBER OF DVEs 2.5 ME 4 x MiniME VID MODES VIEWCONTROL MAX MV WINDOWS
Standard Mode* 4  ✖  ✖ SD + HD  ✔ 2 x 16
MiniME 8  ✖  ✔ SD + HD  ✔ 2 x 16
MiniME 1080P 50/60 4  ✖  ✔ 3G  ✖ 2 x 10
2.5 ME** 8  ✔  ✖ SD + HD  ✔ 2 x 16
2.5 ME 1080P 50/60** 4  ✔  ✖ 3G  ✖ 2 x 10

* Standard Mode only applies to Carbonite & Carbonite eXtreme models.. Carbonite Plus and MultiMedia models have Frame Sync/Format Converters on all inputs regardless of operating mode.
** 2.5 Modes only apply to Carbonite, Carbonite Plus and Carbonite MultiMedia Engines

Frames (Processing Engines)

KEY FEATURES CARBONITE/PLUS/MULTIMEDIA CARBONITE BLACK/PLUS CARBONITE EXTREME
Multi-Definition Inputs 18 or 24 36 From 24 to 144
Multi-Definition Outputs 10 22 / 25*** From 16 to 144
Number of MEs 1, 2 or 2.5 2 or 3 1, 2 or 2.5
Number of MiniMEs 4 4 4
Number of Multiviewers™ with Tally and Source Names (Up to 32 windows) 2 x 16 window / 5 x 16 window (Up to 32 windows)
Internal Format Converters / Frame Synchronizer 6* / All Inputs / All Inputs 6* / 36 6*
Number of Floating DVE’s 8 or 4* / 8 / 8 8 or 4* / 8 8 or 4*
Input Proc Amps No / All Inputs / All Inputs No / Yes  ✖
Input Color Correctors No / All Inputs / All Inputs No / Yes  ✖
Output Color Correctors / Proc Amps / Format Conversion  ✖ 12 (Plus Frame Only)  ✖
Selectable SDI / HDMI / Analog inputs No / No / 2 or 4 No / No  ✖
HQ Format Converters (I to P & Computer Resolutions) No / No / 2 or 4 No / No  ✖
Number of GPI/O 34 34 34
Number of Tallies 34 34 34
Removable Storage Media USB USB USB
Time Code Input Yes (LTC) Yes (LTC) Yes (LTC)
Ethernet Ports 2 2 2
Reference Input Black or Tri-Level Black or Tri-Level Black or Tri-Level
Internal Reference Generator  ✔  ✔  ✖
Independently Configurable Reference Outputs 2 2 None
Editor Port 1 (RS-422) 1 (RS-422) 1 (RS-422)
Signal Processing Standards
Standard Definition 480i/59.94, 576i/50
High Definition 720P & 1080i 50/60
1080PsF, 23.98/25
1080P 29.97
3G 1080P 1080P 50/60
UHD / 4K** 4x Quad Link (MultiScreen Mode)

* User selectable 6 FCFS or 8 DVE’s. (0 FCFS and 4 DVE’s in 3G mode).
** In 3G mode, the 24 input system has 12 format converters / frame synchronizer, and the 18 input system has 9.
*** Three additional outputs are MultiViewer only.
The Carbonite 1 and Carbonite 1S panels are able to address two ME’s – the operator can swap between ME 1 and ME 2 control.