NAB Preview: Ross Video To Unveil World’s First 8 MLE Switcher

New for Ross Video at NAB will be Vision Octane, the world’s first 8 MLE production switcher. Vision Octane is extremely powerful, with 35 full-screen HD animation stores, 24 channels of 3D DVE with WARP capability, 96 inputs, 48 outputs, and an unprecedented 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 nine control panels. The entire Vision Series ships with a new 3G infrastructure as a standard feature. Stereoscopic 3D capabilities and comprehensive iMag multiscreen support will also be demonstrated.

The compact yet powerful line of CrossOver digital production switchers will also be on display at Ross’s booth, along with the debut of the accompanying CrossOver v3.0 software.

Ross Video will launch version 9 of the OverDrive Automated Production Control System software. Version 9 highlights a new GUI concept called GlobalViewTM, as well as such new features as NKeyer support, NRCS CG timer support, and many new MOS-device interfaces. GlobalViewTM exploits the additional workspace of widescreen displays, allowing user-configurable layouts. Resizable and repositionable modules provide production-specific views, enabling even more complex and faster-paced productions to be automated. Enhanced support for OverDrive’s remote-client application architecture allows seamless “back-to-back” productions.

Ross Video will also launch v3.0 of the XPression 3D HD character generator in Las Vegas. Key new features in v3.0 include enhanced MOS workflow integration with newsroom systems, stereoscopic template creation and output rendering for 3D productions, enhancements to the already feature rich material manager, automatic downscale or aspect convert templates in real-time during playout, and numerous other creative and productivity features.

In addition, for customers exclusively working in standard definition, an even more cost effective XPression SD edition will be introduced, making the high end feature set of XPression fit into tighter SD only budgets.

Visit Ross Video at NAB at booth N3807.

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