Ross Video Carbonite Ultra 3ME 24 input SwitcherRoss Video Carbonite Ultra 3ME 24 input Switcher

Ross Video Carbonite Ultra 3ME 24 input Switcher

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24-input Production Switcher

Ross Video Carbonite Ultra has been built on entirely new platform and is packed into 1RU hardware platform which has more than twice of processing power than original Carbonite.
Switcher can be configured with 1-3MEs, 2-3 16 window Multiviewers. Carbonite Ultra includes Frame Syncronisers for all inputs – along with Color Correction, Proc Amps and Format Conversion for inputs and outputs.

There is a vast support of common video standards like SD, HD, 3G 1080P formats as well as 12G/UHD with next software release.


  • 1-3 Full MEs
  • 4 MiniMEs
  • Macros & Memories
  • Media Playback
  • Monitoring Solution
  • Included Graphics

Multi-Definition Inputs24 SDI inputs
Multi-Definition Outputs14 SDI outputs (2 of which are dedicated I/O MultiViewer outputs)
Mix Effect Buses (MEs)3 MEs with 4 full function keyers + transition keyer for MediaWipes and DVE transitions
MiniME Effect Buses4 MiniMEs, each with 2 full function keyers, independent mixer and preview bus.
Chroma Keyers2 floating UltraChrome chroma keyers can be utilized by any keyer in the system
DVEs8 (2D) floating DVES can be utilized by any keyer in the system
Stills & Animations4 Channels of MediaStore with a total storage capacity of 8 GB. Each channel can render stills and animations with alpha. Supports animations with audio or audio-only playback. Files can be directly rendered to the MediaStores via Ethernet.
Supported Media File TypesStills: .BMP
Stills & Animations: .JPG & .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha & 48K WAV audio files)
Graphics SoftwareIncluded XPression LiveCG software creates still graphics from a network-connected PC workstation and renders directly into MediaStores via IP.
Pattern Generators2 per ME
Effects & TransitionsSupport for standard transitions along with Animated MediaWipes with audio and overlay effects on main MEs. Dissolve transitions are available to MiniMES.
Memories100 Memories per ME and MiniME per Show File. Multiple show files can be stored on the USB drive. Effects memory functionality allows for animated memory recalls, while MemoryAI ensure memory recalls will not adversely affect what is currently on-air.
Custom Control MacrosUp to 96 Custom Control Macro available for use directly from the control panel, while up to 256 Custom Controls can be created in DashBoard.
Internal ProcessingFrame syncs / format converters, proc amps and colour correctors on every input
Output ProcessingFormat converters, proc amps, and colour correctors on 10 of the 12 configurable outputs
Monitoring2 fully-configurable MultiViewers and 2 dedicated input & output MultiViewers
Device ControlIncludes device control for Video Servers, XPression Graphics, Robotics, PBus, GPO, Trackless Virtual Sets and PTZ Cameras.
IP, Serial And Parallel Tally34 Tallies
GPI/O34 GPI/O connections
AES Digital Audio2 AES digital audio outputs
Time Code InputVia optional Gear Lite LTC to RS422 Converter (TSC-9902)
Ethernet Ports1 Ethernet port
Reference Input & OuputBlack or Tri-Level
Editor / Serial Tally Port1 (RS-422)
Edit Decision ListsLiveEDL can capture EDL data in a file that you load into your non-linear editing (NLE) suites)
System Physical1RU Rack Frame, with support for redundant power supplies

12G / UHD Operation Mode (Available in Future Release)

12G SDI Inputs18 SDI Inputs
12G SDI Outputs10 SDI Outputs
Mix Effect Buses (MEs)1 UHD ME with 4 full function keyers + transition keyer for MediaWipes and DVE transitions
MiniMEs2 UHD MiniMEs, each with 2 full function keyers, independent mixer and preview bus.

Signal Processing Standards

Standard Definition480i/59.94 – 4:3 and 16:9 | 576i/50 – 4:3 and 16:9
High Definition720p & 1080i 50/59.94 | 1080pSF, 23.98/25/29.97
3G 1080P1080p 50/59.94
12G UHD2160p 50/59.94
(available in future release, on 2ME & 3ME systems)


Carbonite Black Control Panels

DashBoard LiveAssist

ViewControl Touchscreen Interface

Carbonite Black Control Panels

Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons1624162424/32
Number Of ME Rows11223
ME Effects Memory KeypadNo – Global only1 per ME + GlobalNo – Global only1 per ME + Global1 per ME + Global
Theme-Able Panel Glow RGB Buttons