We are really excited about having version 9 out the door and up on the website. Â Though 3G 1080p has been pulled from it and will be added shortly in version 9.1 as there were a couple of bugs related to 1080p3G that have to be resolved. Â The good news is that we were able to release all of the other updates and features without the need to wait for those bugs to be dealt with.
So what do we get now ??
CC Trigger in Video
This Feature allows users to Insert CC Triggers into the Video Stream VANC Data.Â This can be extracted by a Down stream Vision or Acuity Switcher to frame accurately initiate that custom control.
example would be that I am using a Down stream switcher to layer in my Animated Effects wipes and even alternate language Graphics that would go over the Feed.
This would be great for â€śInternationalâ€ť feed style events where the Carbonite at the Event could embed these events.Â The â€śDown Streamâ€ť Vision or Acuity would be able to execute these events frame accurately every time since the event triggers were embedded into the video feed by the production switcher at the local event.Â Makes for a very cool â€śSolutionâ€ť that we can provide with on location and back in the studio productions
1080p29.97 is a special 1.5 Gig format that lots of the Hollywood and Internet Delivery Customers were asking for â€” so here it is.Â NOTE: This is not available in the Carbonite Standard Frame Sync Load!!!Â IF you have an eXtreme or a Standard Frame you will have to enable the MiniME or the 2.5 ME load types and will NOT have access to any Frame Syncs.Â The Plus and MultiMedia Carbonites will have Frame Syncs.Â Note these are Frame Sync only.Â The HDMI inputs will support 1080p59.94 inputs but frames are being dropped so this is only useful for things like ViewControl where there is no moving video.
2.5 ME Carbonite Support
Really I can run my 2 ME carbonite as either a 2 ME with MiniMEs or as a 2.5 ME switcher?Â Yes – Yes you can!!Â In this mode the MiniMEs are disabled and the FPGA space is used to create a .5 ME with 2 Linear/Luma Keyers.Â You can do Cuts, Dissolves and Media Wipes.Â There are no ChromaKeys or DVE Keys in the .5 Though.Â This also gets a full .5 ME Preview.
Basic Panel Less (IP / RState)
So the concept here is that there are â€śutilityâ€ť applications that the Carbonite Frame can be deployed in to function as a processing â€śapplianceâ€ť.Â The Carbonite offers tremendous value as Standalone ChromaKeyer for value in Virtual Sets.Â You can get 2 â€śchannelsâ€ť of Camera Keying for an exceptional Value!!!
Standalone Video Screen Processor!! Use this downstream of another Carbonite/Vision/Acuity to allow you to control your MultiScreen Monitors!!Â Great for Onset Monitors or High Resolution Scoreboards!! â€” The Jacksonville Jaguars are using 4 units to process video for the massive 4×1080 wide score board.Â This is down stream of there 8 ME Vision and offered a massive value for performance over using other high latency presentation devices.Â These can be triggered via RossTalk Commands sent from the Up Stream main production switcher to perform effects and â€ślayoutâ€ť changes.
Downstream Keying, UHDTV â€ś1080pâ€ť scalars and Branding applications – this was used in Brazil to accept the international â€ścleanâ€ť Feed in 4K(UHDTV) and act as a studio 1080p up converter as well as 4K keyer for local graphics insertion.
Finally not a bad price for a Budget conscious 24 input Dual Output MultiViewer that could also provide Chroma Keying, Branding Keyers (4 MiniMEs) and if a Plus or MultiMedia Additional Frame Sync and Multi Format Video processing paths.
C3X and C3S support
With the Release of Version 9 we can now ship our brand new additions to the Carbonite Family.Â The C3X is a 32 XPT 3 ME control surface while the C3S is a 24 XPT 3 ME Control Surface.
These panels are perfect matches for those who want a more traditional 2.5 ME operation and control surface with all MEs in from of them and no need to delegate.Â For those looking to do MultiScreen productions or Live Events where they want to use the 3 Row panel in the 2 ME with 4 MiniMEs â€” this is perfect.Â Easily delegate any ME, MiniME or MultiScreen to any Row quickly and easily on the fly.Â This control surface is really going to allow Carbonite to entire a whole other product bracket!!
TSL UMD Input Interface
We already were able to send out TSL UMD Messages to external Tally control systems.
Now with version 9.0 not only did we extend that to included â€śSystem Messages for all busesâ€ť but we also now have an additional interface that can be configured.
This new interface will allow Tally Systems to send TSL UMD and Tally data using the v3.1 protocol over ethernet to the Carbonite.Â Now in the Input setup menu (again all can be done via DashBoard so no panel needed as a standalone MV!) you can configure the inputs to accept the TSL Messages and which UMD IDs to follow.Â Also the ability to enable the Tally Events so that you can have the MV use the Tally data to turn on the Red and Green Tallies!!
For those asking â€” YES â€” This applies to Carbonite eXtreme.Â So if you were not looking for a Switcher in your 144 Router you could always use the extremem processor to get 24 input MV with 2 outputs.Â Also use it for things like MiniME Branding, Standalone ChromaKeying in the MV!!! and even as a backup switcher built into the extra MultiViewer
OR say you only needed that 1 Carbonite in the eXtreme.Â Adding the second Card and no panel would be a great addition to get additional MVs, Additional Chroma Keyers, Additional MiniMEs.Â The primay Carbonite will send all of the Tally and UMD to the secondary and you also just gave your Carbonite eXtreme a full redundant Matrix and Controller system!!
Carbonite eXtreme is becoming an EXTREME POWER PROCESSING system for live events and when you add in the MC1 to connect to it you now have your complete Router – Production – Master solution all in one 10RU chassis!!!!!
The new release was posted Friday to the website at the following location:
If there are any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact me