Ross Video Releases Version 8.5 of XPression Graphics Package

Ross Video has released XPression version 8.5, which brings several new features and enhancements to the real-time motion graphics systems, clip servers, workflow tools, and purpose-built software applications.

XPression’s unrivaled cache management will now be part of 64-bit editions of XPression Studio, XPression BlueBox, and XPression Prime, allowing customers to create even larger XPression projects. In addition to the performance benefits offered by 64-bit applications (which can access greater resources on the host computer), XPression Studio 64-bit edition users will now find a Cinema4D import tool, allowing designers to bring scenes from Maxon’s Cinema4D application into XPression’s real-time motion graphics workflows.

“The XPression team is always focused on improving the customer experience, and that can be in many different areas”, states Patrick Twomey, Director of XPression Product Marketing. “XPression represents a very powerful solution for all kinds of workflows, ranging from network-level sporting events to community access programming and everything in-between. This release has a little something for every kind of customer.”

XPression 8.5 includes user-centric new features such as a Global Search tool to find any assets in the current project with a simple text string, an HTML5 edition of the XPression MOS plug-in for cross-platform newsroom systems like Ross Video’s Inception and the XPression Gateway’s new Connection Group Configuration, which enables the set-up of multiple configurations (ranging from multiple control rooms to setting up primary and backup XPression engine configurations). Also included in this new version is Adobe Premiere Pro CC2019 for Windows NLE Workflow support.

Version 8.5 also bring some incredible DataLinq enhancements including new sources for horse racing data, Improved support for international Unicode text input methods, and browse to file capability for ADODB sources.

“XPression has enjoyed tremendous growth because it consistently makes the jobs of video production professionals easier; it supports an evolving world of program distribution, evolving graphic elements and real-time data feeds,” notes Twomey.

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