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Ross Video Introduce Production Switchers At NAB

Ross Video announced the introduction of five new productions switchers at NAB 2007.
The Vision Series is Ross’ next generation multi-definition production switcher, handling standard and high-definition formats.
The five new models, ranging from 1 to 4 M/Es, include: the Vision 1 MD, Vision 2 MD, Vision 2 MD-X, Vision 3 MD-X and Vision 4 MD-X.
Building on over 30 years experience in production switchers, the Vision control anel incorporates a number of new concepts. Vision is highly modular and all models shar a common platform and common set of modules. The use of RGB buttons results in a stunning new look and allows personaliation of the Vision control panel. Vision offers a new DualDisplay colour touch screen allowing the operator to view and control tow menus simultaneously. A long list of other integration with the OverDrive control system makes the Vision control panel the most advanced on the market. Leveraging over 1 Million lines of Synergy Series software, the Vision Series has a head start with a well developed feature set and a full complement of device control options.
  • AuxKeys mixing and keying on aux bus outputs;
  • Proc Amps for quick video fixes and adjustments;
  • Colour Correctors enabling creative colour adjustments;
  • Squeeze & Tease MD Warp DVE;
  • MLE Store Still Stores;
  • Media Cache Animation Playout;
  • UltraChrome High End Chroma Keyer;
  • Up to 96 Inputs;
  • Up to 48 Outputs;
  • SmartConversion SD/HD on the fly conversion system;
  • Built-in Hard Drive for storage of configuration settings, memories, stills and animations;
  • Preview Overlay head’s up display.
"We’ve incorporated considerable customer input into Vision," said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. "We continue to push the state of the art and we’re looking forward to unveiling Vision at NAB 2007."
The Ross line now includes 20 different models of production switchers. Ross continues to offer the Synergy SD (standard definition) and Synergy MD (multi-definition) production switchers along with the new Vision Series.
A path for existing Synergy SD and MD customers to move to the Vision platform is available.

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