Version 7.2 is released!!
First thing we should point out is that this really is not a DOT release!!
Wow what a plethora of features and functionality that has been added to the Carbonite series!¬† As always this is a free release and is available for download at the following link:
Okay so tell us Les what are we going to get with this new Release?¬† Well let me tell you it is anything but small.¬† So hold on to your mouse and let‚Äôs see where this ride is going to take us next!!
Version 7.2 Features include:
Alpha channels now use half the memory!!¬† Before when you loaded frames with alpha the Video frame and the alpha frame would consume a full 20 bits per pixel each.¬† Now the Alpha will only consume 10bits.¬† This will increase the overall number of frames with Alpha that you can load.¬† Though not an exact number that I can give you but you can see that before ‚Äď a 100 frame animation used up 200 frames of capacity.¬† So now it will only be 150 Frames of capacity.¬† So this should be a nice bump for your wipes and effects
MediaWipe Channel Selector:
You can now select which Channel you would like to have for the MediaWipe.¬† On the fly you hold down the MediaWipe button, or select the channel in the LiveAssist Dashboard GUI, and you will now be accessing and using that channel.¬† You can use either Channel 1 or Channel 2.
Note that we have also added the ability in the MultiViewer to select the Ancilliary source to be the MLE Media Wipe now ‚Äď ie for MLE 2 it will be labled M2MW as the source name.¬† This way when you change what Channel your using in the MLE the MultiViewer that you are using will now be able to switch at the same time so that your audio will always show up on the same De-Embedder.
All of the above will record in your custom controls, as you would expect.
There is now a Digital Clock available for use in either (or both independently) MultiViewer head.¬† The clock is on top of all the video so you can still maintain all of the layouts and place it anywhere you like.
It has full X/Y and Size controls along with the ability to set the background colour and foreground colour.¬† You can also pick from either the LTC input for it‚Äôs data or use the Internal System Clock that is now available.
Internal System Clock:
Found in the Config Menu you can now setup the internal real time clock.¬† This will allow you to set the time of day and either run in 24-Hour modes or 12-hour mode.
This will help with logs but is primarily for the use of the MultiViewer Clock listed above.
It is now possible to define a transition and preview it before using it live on air.
Just hold down the transition Type Button and them move the fader bar or press the Auto transition button!!!
Additional Video Formats:
pSF or Progressive Segmented Frame is a popular format to be used with Film and programming that would like the Film look.¬† Many of the popular Drama shows that are shot for TV and DVD/BluRay distribution throughout the world are shot at 1080pSF23.98 and Carbonite already had this.¬† However in many parts of the world there is a preference for 29.97 and 25 hz versions of the 1080pSF format.¬† Those have been added and you can now set the switcher to use them.
RossTalk Input Commands added:
There are now additional RossTalk commands that can be sent to the switcher.¬† If you would like to review the document it is now on the website under the individual cutsheets or is in the download package when you download the software update as well.
DashBoard Integration Improvements:
As Carbonite progresses with it‚Äôs development and feature releases we are also committed to making additional improvements inside of the DashBoard Control System.
Additions to the LiveAssist menu includes the following features ‚Äď in Keyer Control you now have the ability to select the source of the keyer.¬† This is to the left of the key type selection.
New LiveAssist Tabs include Memory Attributes for the Store and Recall selections of all Memory System Attributes.¬† Note that when recording a Custom Control and inserting State the Attributes are defined from the Store Side Memory Attributes.¬† This should make is a lot easier to not only define your Memories but to also view what you had stored with each one.
New Buses LiveAssist Tab.¬† Three rows that can delegate to any bus in the switcher and then allow for direct selection and delegation of sources to that bus.
All New Configuration Node Menus with ability to define production Video format and Reference.
Input and Internal Bus Mnemonic naming
Output delegation assignment for all 9 configurable outputs
MultiViewer Configuration for both Heads
Carbonite + and Carbonite MultiMedia Only Features
Colour Correctors and Proc Amps on each input:
The input processing board now includes a Proc Amp and Colour Corrector for each input in addition to the Frame Sync and Format Converter that was already present.¬† Proc Amps work in the YUV space while the Colour Correctors are full RGB space.
As you can see from the above list we have packed the Carbonite full of new Features.¬† This is one great software release and it is sure to add to the production value and capability of the product.¬† We hope you have fun using this on your productions.¬† Don‚Äôt worry ‚Äď more is still coming J
Marketing Product Manager ‚Äď Technical, Switchers