Ross Carbonite Black 3S Control Panel (Panel Only)


Ross Carbonite Black 3S Control Panel (Panel Only)


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The beautiful new 3S is a 24 button panel that adds a third ME row for instant control of MiniMEs, MultiScreen or a half ME. This ergonomically designed panel also has a raised menu control area for easy reach and viewing. The new 3S has all the same features as the 2S, including individual ME Effects Memory Control keypads.

Carbonite Black 3s Control Panel Features:

•24 Crosspoint buttons
•3 full ME control rows
•Effect Memory keypads for each ME row
•Mnemonics for Crosspoint Source and Keyer Source display
•4 Custom Control bank select buttons (provides 96 macro buttons)
•Panel Glow – full RGB led buttons
•Ethernet rack frame connectivity
•Redundant power option

The new Carbonite Black processing engine brings expanded I/O and ME count, providing 3Full MEs, 36 inputs, and 22 outputs – plus all of the superior features found in our other Carbonite models such as MiniMEs, MultiScreen, 3G and UHD (4K) format support. New Carbonite Black panels not only look beautiful but are a joy to operate. Carbonite has been the favored choice of many media organizations with production requirements for a mid-sized 1, 2 or 2.5 ME production switcher. For many larger productions, operators have expressed the desire for an expanded version of Carbonite that retains all the familiar, highly desirable features and capabilities. Carbonite Black is the answer to that request and delivers even more.

Carbonite Features

Powerful MEs
Carbonite packs major effects and keying power into 2 MEs. Each ME 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. Each ME can access the 2 advanced UltraChrome™ chroma keyers. Two advanced pattern generators per ME are available for wipes, pattern masks and color washes. Each ME also provides a clean feed output.
LiveAssistTM & 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 companions.
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.
4 Channel MediaStore™
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.
4 or 8 Channels of DVE
4 or 8 high quality 2D DVE channels are available system-wide. When set to 4 channels the DVEs ‘float’ within the system architecture allowing all to be assigned to a single ME or distributed across both MEs as the production demands. These DVEs are also available for ME DVE transitions and have dedicated selection in the ME transition area.
MediaWipes™ with Audio Playback
MediaWipes™ add powerful animated transition capabilities with audio playback from the Carbonite MediaStores™. Create compelling, animated graphic transitions and control them simply from a dedicated ME transition area selector.
MultiViewers – Total Monitoring Solution
Two configurable MultiViewers (up to 32 windows) are included in Carbonite’s standard feature set. These clean, low latency MultiViewers have access to all external and internal sources. Source naming and tally assignment automatically follow window routing selections. The MultiViewer clock can be locked to house time via Time code. Carbonite Black Plus includes 3 additional 16 window MultiViewers for input and output monitoring providing the ability to monitor up to 80 sources.
Multi-Format Production
Carbonite’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. The Carbonite Plus / Carbonite Black Plus and MultiMedia versions have dedicated converter/synchronizers on every input. Carbonite Black Plus includes 12 outputs with Format Conversion
Proc Amps and Color Correction
All inputs on the Carbonite Plus / Carbonite Black Plus and MultiMedia frames have video processing and color correction controls for input matching or to add creative flare. Carbonite Black Plus adds output Proc Amps and Color Correction to 12 outputs, ideal for on-set display correction.
MultiMedia Inputs
The Carbonite MultiMedia version has special input groups that accept analog and HDMI inputs as well as SDI. These inputs employ advanced format conversion designs that provide very high quality conversion for progressive and computer display formats with low latency.
UltraChrome™ Advanced Chroma Keying in Every ME
Our UltraChrome™ chroma keyer uses new Ross technology to perform detailed keying in the most demanding conditions.
Effects Memory with MemoryAI™
Carbonite’s powerful and truly unique intelligent resource management system allows 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.
Custom Control Macros
The combination of macro event management with timelines. Fast, Powerful & editable macros that can do almost anything. Record events, recalls, pauses, holds and control devices, directly from the panel or the DashBoard GUI.
Another unique Ross feature; during your live production Carbonite can generate an industry standard Edit Decision List (EDL). Production decisions can then be seamlessly transferred to a Non Linear Editor to recreate the event timeline. With Carbonite, getting an as-run edit into post is as simple as a few mouse clicks.
RossTalk Protocol & Device Control 
Direct control of external devices is simple with Carbonite. Control Servers, Robotic Cameras, select Audio Mixers and, of course, our award winning XPression 2D / 3D graphics system.
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 4 MiniMEs in the system, as they are automatically attached when required they can be assigned to multiple locations – and all four can be used simultaneously. MiniMEs are completely independent of Carbonite MEs. All of Carbonite’s standard ME resources are available without compromise