Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Ross ships three new switchers prior to NAB2008
Ross Video has introduced three new production switcher control panels available before NAB2008 — the Vision 1M, Vision 2M and Vision 2X. The Vision 1M and 2M panels offer 24 crosspoint buttons and the Vision 2X offers 32 crosspoint buttons. This extends the Ross Vision series to a total of seven control panels, including the V1, V1M, V2, V2M, V2X, V3 and V4. All of the control panels can control up to 4 MEs of video processing and connect to the Ross MD and MD-X live production engine chassis.
The 3RU MD chassis can have up to 2.5MEs and the 8RU MD-X chassis can have up to 4MEs. Both chassis are now available in SD-only and full multidefinition formats. Any configuration of either chassis can be connected to any of the Vision control panels.
The modular Vision control panels incorporate a large number of new concepts. The use of RGB buttons results in a new look and allows personalization of the Vision control panel. Vision offers a new DualDisplay color touch screen that allows the operator to view and control two menus simultaneously. Other enhancements include built-in manuals, Linux based OS and integration with the OverDrive control system.
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