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Ross Video launches 10 new multidefinition switcher models

Ross Video introduced 10 new multi-definition switcher models at NAB2004, ranging from the compact Synergy 100 MD single, M/E production switcher to the large, hyper Synergy 4 MD-X four M/E production switcher. Using its latest technology, the Synergy MD and MD-X series include a variety of new built-in features.

Synergy MD features system wide as well as M/E channel-based still stores, which all include a MediaCache for animated logos and short clip playout. Clips are loaded onto the system hard drive via Ethernet. The FlexiClean clean feed feature provides a customizable clean feed capability, available from every M/E simultaneously. AuxKeys offer unprecedented branding capabilities while Ross’ new UltraChrome chroma key technology provides super fine chroma key quality with automatic set-up and easy-to-use controls. The RGB color correctors are ideally suited to fixing color temperature problems or adding creative effects.

Offering a tighter control over production and increased operational efficiencies, both the MD and MD-X series offer a variety of interfaces, including video servers, VTRs, DDRs, audio servers, audio mixers, robotic cameras, routers, still stores, character generators and more. Device control is designed to work the way a director works, making it easy to run external devices from the Synergy control panel in a live environment.

The MD and MD-X series switchers also integrate seamlessly with the Ross OverDrive Live Production Control System, which enables production control room operation via an intuitive touch screen UI. OverDrive v1.0 was also launched at NAB2004.

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