Ross Video highlights new SoftMetal video servers

At IBC2007, Ross Video spotlighted its SoftMetal video servers, which are designed to offer a more integrated production solution that complements the Ross Synergy digital production switchers and OverDrive production control system.

SoftMetal is designed to provide the broadcast industry with a video server that incorporates multidefinition capability with on-the-fly resolution scaling, graphics workflow support, client/server architecture for distributed control, 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 well suited for productions that rely on a mix of SD and HD source material.

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