Taking most of the rest of the industry unaware, Ross Video's launch of the world’s first 5 MLE production switcher control panel was one of the highlights of NAB 2010.
The Ross Vision Series control panels are modular and now have the ability to add extra MLE and crosspoint control into open module slots on the control surface, thus adding control for additional MLEs. Dedicated simultaneous control of up to 5 MLEs is possible in the largest Vision Series control panel.
“This new control panel feature couples very nicely with the new Vision Octane 8 MLE chassis,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “Vision now provides dedicated control over an additional MLE without having to reassign one of the primary control panel MLEs. The result is better control over all of the resources involved in a live production. This capability is ideal in controlling on set monitor and split feeds and for Multi-Screen productions.”
The previously announced Vision Octane, also new for NAB, is the world’s first 8 MLE production switcher chassis. Vision Octane is extremely powerful with 35 Full Screen HD Animation Stores, 24 Channels of 3D DVE with WARP capability, 96 inputs, 48 outputs, and an unprecedented total of 56 Keyers - 32 Full Keyers, 12 AuxKey Mixer / Keyers on the aux bus outputs and 12 DVE key combiners. Vision Octane can be loaded with any number of MLEs from 1 to 8, match any application, and be combined with up to 9 different control panels.
The entire Vision Series ships with a new 3G infrastructure as a standard feature, fulfilling the promise of Vision being a cutting edge product continuously evolving with the marketplace. Stereoscopic 3D capabilities and comprehensive iMag MultiScreen support will also be shown.