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From graphics to robotics

In Hall 9 you’ll find Ross Video presenting a plethora of graphics kit, including the XPression Studio 4K and BlueBox 4K. These bring UHD video and key graphics into production components such as switchers.

Clips and realtime graphics come together in XPression Clips, an advanced IT technology production clip server. This has instant recall times and back to back transitions from an intuitive user interface or via automation triggers from other devices.
Users can simultaneously ingest multiple channels of baseband video and output multiple channels of clips to air.

A useful companion product from Ross is XPression INcoder for file-based ingest and transcoding of material delivered for playout using multi-target publishing capability.

The latest XPression features include Transition Logic, Avid Command Version 3+ Plug-in, MOS Plug-in enhancements, native Ncam and Stype Grip integration for augmented reality and virtual sets. There is also GV EDIUS NLE integration and QuickTime export.

In robotics, Ross is showcasing its SmartShell 4, a single, unified control system for both CamBot and Furio pedestals, lifts, and heads. It comes with a new USB-based joystick panel to trigger robotic movements.

SmartShell 4 now permits both CamBots and Furios to be controlled from a common interface, so studios can combine dollies on tracks, manual and free-roaming pedestals, and standalone PT heads to create the most comprehensive studio robotics solutions possible, it claims.