Ross Video Unveils CrossOver Studio, Adds Employee Ownership
Ross Video has unveiled CrossOver Studio, a complete production system that includes Video Switcher, Graphics System and Media Server.
“PC based ‘all in one’ production systems have become quite popular these days, but often they lack the robustness and ease of use of dedicated products,” says David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “Crossover Studio will provide users with tightly integrated operations and ease of use, while avoiding operational bottlenecks that limit creativity. We also offer the added benefit of future expansion possibilities.”
Crossover Studio targets houses of worship, corporate and educational producers wanting to migrate to HD production. The user needs only to add cameras and an LCD screen and the system is complete. Producers will be able to create the same broadcast quality results they expect from larger and more complex systems, quickly and inexpensively.
The system combines the CrossOver 16, 1 MLE Production Switcher, the SoftMetal 3000 Series Video Server with 1 Channel of Record and 2 Channels of Playout, and the XPression Live CG software, allowing users to create compelling 3D graphics and beautiful key content.
CrossOver Studio is currently available in Multi-Definition (MD) and Standard Definition (SD) versions. SD versions have a lower purchase cost and can be upgraded to MD at anytime. Lifetime software support and switcher updates are included as standard.
Ross Video Adds Employee Ownership
In other Ross Video news, the company has announced it has created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), making the previously family-owned company a family and employee-owned enterprise. The company now has 71 new employee shareholders and all Ross employees now have the opportunity to buy stock.
“Ross employees are as passionate about Ross Video as I am,” says David Ross, CEO and majority owner. “The team here at Ross has built an incredible company and they now have the opportunity to more fully share in our success as partners in the business.”