Ross Video Now Shipping SoftMetal v4.0 Software

Iroquois, ON, Canada – November 3, 2008 – Ross Video is now shipping SoftMetal version 4.0 software, launched at IBC 2008. Version 4.0 is currently shipping at no charge to all current SoftMetal customers.

SoftMetal v4.0 Key Features:

• MXF Native Record and Playback Support for HD and SD Clips

• QuickTime Native SD Playout

• Close Captioning Support

• Embedded Audio Support, 16 Channels per video input and output

• Stereoscopic (3D) Record and Playback

• Numerous other Enhancements

“Ross has been diligently working to advance our SoftMetal video server software,” said Jeff Moore, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Now that we are shipping, I am excited for our customers to experience first hand the new features SoftMetal version 4.0 has to offer.”

SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for live production and master control applications. SoftMetal excels in its ability to support file based workflows for video clips and graphics.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications in over 100 countries. Over the past 15 years Ross has grown an average of 20% year over year and currently employs 300 incredibly talented people. Ross’ award winning product line includes the Vision, Synergy SD, and Synergy MD/X Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, and the OverDrive Production Control System. News and information are available at


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