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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 FEATURESCARBONITE BLACK 1 / 1sCARBONITE BLACK 2 / 2sCARBONITE BLACK 3s / 3x
Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons18 / 2418 / 2424 / 32
Number of ME Rows123
ME Effects Memory KeypadCB1 – 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 / 9664 / 9696 / 256

Features & Interfaces

FEATURES 
Number of Keys per ME5
(4 + 1 Transition Key)
Number of Keys per MiniME2 per MiniME
Number of Keys on Half ME2 DSK + Media Wipe
Total Keyers in MiniME Mode/td>1 ME = 13
2 ME = 18
3 ME = 23
Total Keyers in 2.5 ME Mode13
UltraChrome Keyers (Floating)2
Number of Media-Stores™ (Capacity 8GB)4
Supported Media File TypesStills: .BMP. Stills & Animations: .JPG .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha) & 48k WAV audio files
Browser-based Graphics Management ✔
Pattern Generators2 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

MODESNUMBER OF DVEs2.5 ME4 x MiniMEVID MODESVIEWCONTROLMAX MV WINDOWS
Standard Mode*4 ✖ ✖SD + HD ✔2 x 16
MiniME8 ✖ ✔SD + HD ✔2 x 16
MiniME 1080P 50/604 ✖ ✔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 FEATURESCARBONITE/PLUS/MULTIMEDIACARBONITE BLACK/PLUSCARBONITE EXTREME
Multi-Definition Inputs18 or 2436From 24 to 144
Multi-Definition Outputs1022 / 25***From 16 to 144
Number of MEs1, 2 or 2.52 or 31, 2 or 2.5
Number of MiniMEs444
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 Synchronizer6* / All Inputs / All Inputs6* / 366*
Number of Floating DVE’s8 or 4* / 8 / 88 or 4* / 88 or 4*
Input Proc AmpsNo / All Inputs / All InputsNo / Yes ✖
Input Color CorrectorsNo / All Inputs / All InputsNo / Yes ✖
Output Color Correctors / Proc Amps / Format Conversion ✖12 (Plus Frame Only) ✖
Selectable SDI / HDMI / Analog inputsNo / No / 2 or 4No / No ✖
HQ Format Converters (I to P & Computer Resolutions)No / No / 2 or 4No / No ✖
Number of GPI/O343434
Number of Tallies343434
Removable Storage MediaUSBUSBUSB
Time Code InputYes (LTC)Yes (LTC)Yes (LTC)
Ethernet Ports222
Reference InputBlack or Tri-LevelBlack or Tri-LevelBlack or Tri-Level
Internal Reference Generator ✔ ✔ ✖
Independently Configurable Reference Outputs22None
Editor Port1 (RS-422)1 (RS-422)1 (RS-422)
Signal Processing Standards
Standard Definition480i/59.94, 576i/50
High Definition720P & 1080i 50/60
1080PsF, 23.98/25
1080P 29.97
3G 1080P1080P 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.