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Ross Video to launch SoftMetal Video Server at NAB
Ross Video will launch a new line of video servers at NAB2007. SoftMetal Video Servers will deliver a more integrated production solution that will complement the Ross Synergy Digital Production Switchers and OverDrive Production Control System.
SoftMetal includes multidefinition capability with on-the-fly resolution scaling, graphics workflow support, client/server architecture for distributed control, robust IT server-class hardware and flexible, software-based codecs.
As a multidefinition server, SoftMetal comes equipped with on-the-fly scaling on every output, converting clips from SD to HD or HD to SD automatically as they play to air. This feature is ideal for today’s productions, which rely on a mix of SD and HD source material.
SoftMetal control is based on a client/server architecture with the client applications written in Java able to run on a Mac, PC or Linux computer. This allows control of a SoftMetal system from the user’s desktop of choice.
For more information, visit www.rossvideo.com.