A great looking production requires a complete set of tools. Carbonite Black Solo includes the bigger Carbonite’s unmatched power and easy-to-use feature set.
MiniMEs are a new class of operational ‘devices’ within the production switcher architecture. These are very powerful effects modules that include an independent Mixer and 2 Keyers: 1 standard Keyer and 1 specifically for DVE boxes. MiniME modules do not reside in a fixed position in the signal flow – they are not Upstream, Midstream or Downstream – they ‘float’ and can be used anywhere in the signal path. They reside in a resource ‘pool’ to be used anywhere in the system for additional dissolves and key layers, which are immediately released as soon as the transition or effect is complete. There are 2 MiniMEs in the Solo, but as they are automatically attached when required they can be assigned to multiple locations – and they can be used simultaneously.
MiniMEs are completely independent of Solo’s single ME and contain their own key / mix resources, eliminating any need for resource sharing or compromise.
The Carbonite Black Solo MultiViewer has been engineered to provide the best possible monitoring solutions for your production. Its fully configurable layouts include automatic source naming with tally and border control. This clean, low latency MultiViewer has access to all external and internal sources. The MultiViewer has user selectable layouts with the individual choice of border, tally, and UMD label display for each source. In addition, a user configurable clock can be sized and positioned anywhere on the multi-viewer screen.
+ An XPression LiveCG software license is included to provide compelling production graphics in your productions. For more advanced motion graphics, XPression Go, Prime, or Studio systems are well integrated with all Carbonite Black Solo configurations.
No other switcher of this size and price point can offer 3G processing. For producers needing to incorporate the very latest full HD progressive standards – Carbonite is a perfect tool for the job. This mode ensures your production system investment is protected for years to come. 3G signals contain twice the data of standard HD and yet the Carbonite Black Solo has the all the horsepower required to ensure no operational restrictions exist when used in this mode.
LiveAssist™ & MediaManager™
A powerful Ross DashBoard LiveAssist control interface combines with Carbonite’s MediaManager browser to provide intuitive control over switcher settings, Media Store graphics and animations. With simple access from PC and MAC, DashBoard and MediaManager are the perfect Carbonite Black Solo companions. more info…
With ViewControl, it is now possible to create an entire production from a simple and very intuitive interface. Complex transition elements are shown as thumbnails surrounding the live source windows. Running the show is now as simple as touching the screen. more info…
Effects Memory with MemoryAI™
Carbonite’s powerful and truly unique intelligent resource management system permits stored keys and backgrounds to be recalled to preview without disturbing what is currently on-air. This system enables multiple ‘scenes’ to be stored and recalled in a manner that would normally require a much larger multi-ME switcher.
Mixed SDI and HDMI I/O
The Carbonite Black Solo includes standard SDI and HDMI input connections, allowing the direct connection from computers, cameras and playback devices. The HDMI output is fully assignable and can be used for direct display connection for the MultiViewer or any other signal source.
4 Channel Media-Store™
Four independent media player channels are available switcher-wide. Stills, logos and animated graphics can be played out from the on-board 8GB memory and can be loaded via USB storage devices. The Media-Store™ can also be managed directly over Ethernet via Carbonite’s browser-based graphics tools.
MediaWipes™ with Audio Playback
MediaWipes™ add powerful animated transition capabilities with audio playback from the Carbonite Media-Stores™. Create compelling, animated graphic transitions and control them simply from a dedicated ME transition area selector.
Solo’s video processing engine can be set for Standard or High Definition production. In addition, the standard system includes 6 internal frame synchronizers and format converters which allow mixed SD and HD formats to be seamlessly incorporated into your production.
UltraChrome™ Advanced Chroma Keying
Our UltraChrome™ chroma keyer uses new Ross technology to perform detailed keying in the most demanding conditions.
Carbonite Black Solo packs major effects and keying power into its ME. It has 4 powerful keyers with luma, linear, Chroma and DVE key types as well as an additional 5th hidden keyer for animated Media Wipe and DVE transitions. Advanced pattern generators are available for wipes, pattern masks and color washes. The ME also provides a clean feed output.
2 channels of DVE
2 high quality 2D DVE channels are available system-wide. The DVE’s ‘float’ within the system architecture permitting them to be assigned to a single ME or distributed across the ME and MiniME’s as the production demands. These DVE’s are also available for ME DVE transitions and have dedicated selection in the ME transition area.
RossTalk Protocol & Device Control
Direct control of external devices is simple with Carbonite Black Solo. Servers, Camera Robotics, select Audio Mixers, and of course the award winning XPression 2D / 3D graphics system can all be integrated.