Carbonite eXtreme
Carbonite eXtreme
CONFIGURATION GUIDE
www.rossvideo.com
Video Production Technology
Document Information
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Ross Part Number: 4803DR-100-07.3
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Release Date: July, 2013.
The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice or obligation.
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Patents
This product is protected by the following US Patents: 4,205,346; 5,115,314; 5,280,346; 5,561,404; 7,034,886; 7,508,455;
7,602,446; 7,834,886; 7,914,332. This product is protected by the following Canadian Patents: 2039277; 1237518; 1127289.
Other patents pending.
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Contents
Product Overview.......................................................................................................................................5
Product Comparison................................................................................................................................12
Carbonite Control Panels...............................................................................................................................................................................................12
Carbonite eXtreme Frame.............................................................................................................................................................................................12
Standard System......................................................................................................................................15
Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Switcher.......................................................................................................................................15
Carbonite Control Panel................................................................................................................................................................................................15
Carbonite eXtreme Frame.............................................................................................................................................................................................15
System Options........................................................................................................................................16
Specifications...........................................................................................................................................20
Physical Characteristics - Carbonite Control Panel Size (not Desk Cutout)..................................................................................................................20
Physical Characteristics - Carbonite eXtreme Frame....................................................................................................................................................20
Power Rating — Tallies..................................................................................................................................................................................................21
Power Consumption — Control Panel...........................................................................................................................................................................21
Power Consumption — Frame......................................................................................................................................................................................21
Environmental Characteristics.......................................................................................................................................................................................21
Video Characteristics.....................................................................................................................................................................................................21
Option Summary.......................................................................................................................................24
Carbonite eXtreme Switchers........................................................................................................................................................................................24
Control Panel Options....................................................................................................................................................................................................25
Hardware Dimensions..............................................................................................................................26
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Carbonite Family of Switchers
Designed for Live!
Carbonite eXtreme represents the cutting edge in video production innovation. By combining the video manipulation power
of the Carbonite video production switcher with the robust signal routing and management of the NK-3G144-X router you
have a combination that offers tremendous flexibility in operation and configuration with a significant cost savings. Whether
it is a mobile application where space is paramount, or an event based application where destination based routing is the
norm, Carbonite eXtreme delivers.
Designed for You!
With Ross Video products installed in well over 125 countries world-wide, our sales, demonstration, and training people
get a lot of ongoing feedback from customers. This feedback is carefully tracked and considered in the design and feature-set
development of our products. Key members of the design teams are part of an ongoing program in which they provide
product demonstrations, assist with product installation, and train operators. As a result, the complete line of Ross Video
products continues to offer our legendary combination of power and ease of use.
Join our Growing Customer Base!
Deciding to purchase a Carbonite switcher will put you in good company, with many thousands of Ross switchers installed
worldwide. Carbonite continues to build on a family of multi-definition switchers that have been delivering the goods every
day in live sports, stadium scoreboards, and drama productions, mobile productions, as well as local and network newscasts.
Experience Great Support!
Ross Video has designed and manufactured production switchers for over 37 years, with significant year over year growth
for the past 20 years. We believe that an important factor of our success is our focus on providing a superior customer
experience. We continually benchmark our warranty and technical support to ensure that they are the best in the industry.
We hope that you join the many thousands of satisfied video professionals around the world that are proud owners of Ross
production switchers. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you have related to this
Configuration Guide at Tel: +1-613-652-4886, Fax: +1-613-652-4425 or email us at [email protected]
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Product Overview
Multi-Definition
Future-proof right out of the box, Carbonite allows you to work in either SD or HD, supporting 480i (SD 525), 576i
(SD 625), 720p, 1080i, 1080pSF 23.98, 1080pSF 29.97, and 1080pSF 25.
Serial Digital Inputs
The Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Engine supports up to 144 Serial Digital Inputs. These inputs
can be routed to the switcher subsystem or to a router output.
Serial Digital Outputs
The Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Engine supports up to 144 Serial Digital Outputs.
Analog Reference Input and Output
Carbonite provides you with maximum flexibility and cost effectiveness when choosing the reference signal for your
facility by supporting both external and internal reference sources. The external reference can be an input from a house
sync to the single reference input BNC.
Although tri-level sync is recommended as your reference source for all HD applications, analog black burst can be
used when operating the switcher.
See Video Characteristics on page 21 in the Specifications section, at the end of the Configuration Guide, for detailed
reference information.
Integrated Up/Down Converters
Carbonite eXtreme comes with integrated up/down converters and frame synchronizers capable of converting 1080i or
720p to SD, as well as convert SD signals to 1080i, or CrossConvert 720p to 1080i.
Incredibly Powerful Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Engine
The Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Engines use the absolute latest technology to pack unprecedented
production power into a super compact frame.
• Up to 144 SDI Video Inputs (any 24 routed to switcher subsystem)
• 144 Assignable Outputs
• 1 PGM
• 4 Keyers Per MLE
• 4 Channels Media-Store™ with 8 Gig of RAM CACHE
• 8 Channels 2D DVE (The Carbonite frame supports either 4 or 8 channels of DVE, depending on the number of
FSFCs required.)
• 34 GPI I/Os
• 34 Tallies
• 1 LTC BNC and 3-Pin WECO input
• 1 Looping Reference input
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Powerful MLE Effect Systems
Carbonite packs major effects and keying power into up to two MLEs®. Each MLE has four powerful keyers with luma
and linear keys as well as an additional fifth hidden keyer for animated Media Wipe and DVE transitions. Each MLE
can access the two advanced UltraChrome™ chroma keyers. Two advanced pattern generators per MLE are available
for wipes, masking, and color washes. Each MLE also provides a clean feed output.
FlexiClean Clean Feed Output
FlexiClean is typically used for bilingual and live-to-tape productions. It provides a second Program output that is derived
from a different location than the standard program output. A frequent application is the recording of shows for later
airing without call-in phone numbers inserted.
The clean feed output can come from before or between the keyers. The Figure 1: Clean Feed Modes on page 6
illustrates the possible clean feed configurations.
Figure 1: Clean Feed Modes
2D DVE
Great for sophisticated looking boxes, it allows preset pattern keys to have effects applied to them such as zoom, crop,
post mask, single color border, DVE freeze, and repositioned in 2D space for picture in picture or over the shoulder
shots. You can use one of the useful pre-built 2D effects to perform 2D background transitions.
UltraChrome™ Advanced Chroma Keying
Our UltraChrome chroma keyer uses Ross technology to perform detailed keying in the most demanding applications.
The UltraChrome chroma keyer is provided as a standard feature.
Two channels of UltraChrome chroma key are shared within the switcher.
Floating Upstream/Downstream Keyers
Keyers have access to all video sources and can be used as either Upstream Keys via selection in the Transition Area,
or as Downstream Keys via independent Keyer Cut and Auto transition buttons. This adds tremendous operational
flexibility over traditional fixed DSKs.
Powerful Pattern Generator
A single pattern generator per MLE dedicated to wipes comes standard, and is equipped with 10 classic wipes. Most
wipes can be rotated, bordered, multiplied, aspectized, and repositioned.
Matte/Wash Generator
A matte generator and complex wash generator per MLE, capable of multi-color washes comes standard. Any one of
the color generators can be assigned to MATTE, or wipe pattern edges. An additional simple color generator is available
for an Aux Bus.
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4 Channel Media-Store™
Four channels of Media-Store are available for Video+Video, or Video+Key (channel 1 uses channel 3 for the alpha,
and channel 2 uses channel 4 for the alpha). Each pair has 4GB (8GB total) of RAM CACHE for stills, animations,
audio, and logos that can be loaded.
Media-Store comes standard with 8 Gigabytes of cache. The number of images cached increases considerably when
smaller, non-full screen images like logos are loaded from USB.
MediaWipes™
A MediaWipe™ allows you to use an animation, with audio, from the Media-Store to perform background and key
transitions. When the transition starts, the switcher plays the selected animation over top of the background and keys
that are being transitioned. A cut is then performed behind the animation, at the cut point, to bring up the next shot.
The audio can come from either channel, so you can have channel 1 a for MLE 1 and at the same time use channel 2
for MLE 2. You can also load some wipes in channel 1 and others in channel 2 so that you can maximize all 8 GB of
the total Ram Cache for MediaWipes.
100 Event Switcher Memory per MLE
Storage for 100 complete switcher snapshots per MLE comes standard with all switchers. All of these memories can be
stored to a USB media drive, providing custom tailored memories for every operator and every show.
Memory Effects Dissolve
The Effects Dissolve feature allows you to interpolate from one memory to another using a memory recall. The switcher
will interpolate from the starting memory to the destination memory, creating a smooth, two keyframe effect.
Memory AI Recall Mode
We take the guessing out of memory recalls by ensuring that a memory recall will not affect what is currently on-air.
Memory AI uses the content of the memory to configure the Next Transition area and Preview bus for the background
and keyers so that the next transition takes the same sources on-air that were on-air in the memory.
Dual MultiViewers™
The Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Switchers come standard with two broadcast-quality integrated
MultiViewers. Each MultiViewer allows you to view up to 16 video sources, in 29 different layouts, and an integrated
time-clock showing system time or time code from a single output BNC. Any video source on the switcher, including
MLE 1 and MLE 2 Program, Preview, Media-Store channels, and Aux Buses can be assigned to any box on the
MultiViewer. All boxes on the MultiViewer include mnemonic source names, assigned FCFS resources, and red and
green tallies.
If the switcher is operating in a standard-definition video format, the MultiViewer can be set to output high-definition.
In HD output mode, the MultiViewer is only available on specific output BNCs, and only two layouts are available.
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General Purpose Interface
Carbonite eXtreme has 34 GPI I/Os located on the breakout panel that can be assigned as either an input or output
independently.
The GPI inputs allow the switcher to interface with peripheral equipment such as editors. Each GPI input can be used
to perform simple editing and switcher functions such as fade to black or an auto transition.
Tally Outputs
The Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Switcher has 34 assignable tally relays located on the breakout
panel.
USB Media Drive
This feature makes it possible to store and recall switcher memories, custom controls, media stills, and animations to a
USB media drive. This allows operators and technical staff to back up their memories and easily transfer these settings
to other switchers.
Clear and Intuitive Displays and Buttons
We always let you know what's going on. A unique glow color can be set for each control panel. This color is applied
to all the buttons on the control panel.
Red-lit on-air sources allow you to easily identify the sources, and Keys that are on-air.
Robotic Camera System Interface
Pan, tilt, zoom, focus, shot recall and more, are directly controllable from your control panel with these FlexDevice
drivers.
The following cameras or protocols are supported:
• Sony® VISCA Protocol
• Canon® BU Series
Audio Mixer Control Interface
The switcher interface allows you to control the channel levels on an audio mixer connected to the switcher. These can
be either preset levels set at installation, or manually overridden. An SMC-9901 Serial to MIDI converter is required to
control an audio mixer.
The following mixers are supported:
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Yamaha® 01V96
Yamaha® DM1000
Video Server Control Interface
The switcher interface allows you to cue and play clips on a video server.
The following video servers or protocols are supported:
• Ross Video BlackStorm
• Ross Video SMS Video Server
• Generic AMP Protocol Device
RossTalk with XPression
The switcher interface allows you to record XPression commands to a custom control. These commands are sent to
XPression using the RossTalk interface. Supported commands include sequencer commands such as take and next,
channel commands such as clear or resume, and scene commands such as TakeID and Take Action.
Roll Clip Control
Need to co-ordinate the rolling of a video server clip with a transition? Simply select the source button assigned to the
video server with Roll Clip enabled. When the next transition is performed, the switcher sends the play command to the
video server so that the clip is playing when the source is taken on-air. Native video server control over the Advanced
Media Protocol (AMP), or RossTalk™ is used. Additionally, for Servers and Clip players that do not support AMP or
RossTalk, GPI Outputs can also be used. Roll Clip allows each device to have its own pre-roll delay assigned so that
the transition takes place on the start of each element.
Custom Control Macros
This feature brings the power of macros to the switcher operator. A series of button presses can be easily recorded and
assigned to any custom control button. Step through complex show openings as easily as pressing Custom Control
buttons 1, 2, then 3. Confusing timeline programming is a thing of the past.
Custom Controls can also be used to control remote devices or other optional switcher features such as:
• Trigger a GPI to advance to the next page of your still store
• Play, stop, or shuttle multiple video servers using GPI outputs
• Recall a robotic camera shot along with a switcher memory
• Any number of pauses, holds, and events can be added to any macro
• And many additional sophisticated features
Custom Control macros can be viewed and edited directly on the switcher menu.
Upgrades from the Web
Software and even some firmware can be upgraded from files that are downloaded from our web site. Download the
files, save them on a USB drive, and upgrade the switcher with the new files. It's fast, easy, and it's FREE!
DashBoard LiveAssist™
Using your Carbonite switcher has never been easier. LiveAssist™ brings control over switcher functions, like setting
up Keyers, MediaWipe™ transitions and much more, right to your finger tips in the intuitive DashBoard interface.
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DashBoard Carbonite Configuration
Setting up your Carbonite switcher is a now easier than ever. Carbonite Configuration allows you to set up Reference,
Source Mnemonic colors and names, Video Outputs assignments, and MultiViewer settings.
Note: Carbonite Configuration in DashBoard requires a screen resolution of 1920×1080.
ViewControl™ (BETA)
ViewControl™ brings control of a Carbonite production switcher, XPression™ Live Graphics System and BlackStorm™
playout server onto a single and intuitive touchscreen surface in DashBoard™. Select sources, perform transitions, and
run custom controls all from a single screen. With the integrated MultiViewer™ you never have to remember source
names again. Just tap the live feed of the source you want to take - it is that easy!
MediaManager™
The MediaManager™ provides a graphical, web-based interface to the Media-Store on the switcher. This interface allows
you to control all aspects of Media-Store items, including creating sequence playlists that can be saved and loaded by
multiple users.
Affordable
A powerful switcher at a great price!
Built to Last
Ross warranties save thousands in operational costs over competitive products. It's no secret that Ross products are
tough. They're built to handle years of demanding, continuous use. The Carbonite series is backed by a comprehensive
1-year transferable warranty. The design of our fourth generation fader bars is so good that they are guaranteed for life.
System Manuals
Carbonite comes with a complete set of system documentation that includes an Operation and Setup Manual, and a
Quick-Start poster.
Technical Support
At Ross, we take pride in the quality of our products, but if problems occur, help is as close as the nearest telephone.
Our 24 Hour Hot Line service ensures you have access to technical expertise around the clock. After-sales service and
technical support is provided directly by Ross personnel. During business hours (eastern standard time), technical support
personnel are available by telephone any time. After hours and on weekends, a direct emergency technical support phone
line is available. If the technical support personnel who is on call does not answer this line immediately, a voice message
can be left and the call will be returned shortly. These people are available to react to any problem and to do whatever
is necessary to ensure customer satisfaction.
Repair and Warranty Policy
Carbonite is backed by a comprehensive one-year warranty on all components. The fader handles are covered with a
lifetime warranty. For a more detailed description, please see our warranty document.
Your purchase decision must be based on a careful look at your present and future programming requirements. To ensure
your investment is an informed one, and that the switcher is equipped for your programming needs, Ross Video has put
together this Configuration Guide for the Carbonite switchers. In this guide, we describe the Carbonite switchers and their
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many standard and optional features. As you go through the information, please feel free to call us. We will be happy to
address any of your questions.
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Product Comparison
Use the following table to compare the different switchers in the product line.
Carbonite Control Panels
Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite
10 control 1-A control 1M control 2 control 2M control 2S control 2X control
panel
panel
panel
panel
panel
panel
panel
Control Panel
Panel Source Buttons
per Control Panel Row
10
16
24
16
24
24
32
Number of Control Panel
Rows
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
Number of Aux Assign
Buttons
3
4
8
4
8
8
8
Total Panel Source
Buttons
10
16
24
32
48
48
64
Maximum Number of
MLEs Supported
Custom Control Buttons
Source and Keyer
Mnemonics
2
0
4 Banks of 4 Banks of 4 Banks of 4 Banks of 4 Banks of 8 Banks of
16
24
16
24
24
32
No
Yes
Legendary Ross Fader
Handle with Lifetime
Guarantee
Positioner
MLE Memory Keypad
Yes
2-Axis
No
3-Axis
No
No
No
No
Yes
Engineering and Networking
Redundant Power
Yes (optional)
External Link Port
1
Carbonite eXtreme Frame
Carbonite eXtreme
Frame
Separate Rack Frame
Rack Frame Height
Redundant Power
Video Input/Output
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Yes
10 RU
Yes (optional)
Yes
Carbonite eXtreme
Multi-Definition HD/SD
1080i 50/59.94, 720p 50/59.94,
1080pSF 23.98/25/29.97
Standard Definition Processing
525, 625
SDI Inputs
24 (expandable to 144)
HDMI Inputs
0
Analog Inputs
0
SDI Outputs
24/48/96 (expandable to 144)
FlexiClean™ Clean Feed System
Yes
Format Scalar and Frame Sync
6/0 (4/8 DVE)
Input Reference Format
Internal / Black Burst / Tri-Level
Independent Reference Inputs
1
Independent Reference Outputs
0
™
MultiViewers
2 (16 sources each)
Effects Capabilities
Maximum Simultaneous Keys
8 + 2 Trans Keyers
Internal DVE Channels (2D DVE)
4/8 (6/0 FSFC)
Proc Amps and Color Correctors
No
Memory AI
Yes
UltraChrome™ Chroma Keys
2 (floating)
Storage and Networking
USB Media Drive
™
Media-Store
Yes (user supplied USB 2.0)
Channels
4
Audio Only Playout for MediaStores
Yes
Ethernet Connectivity
2 GigE
Linux OS
Yes
Animated Logo Players with Audio (requires video and alpha playout)
2 Animation-Stores
Peripheral Interfacing
FlexDevice™ Compatible
®
OverDrive Compatible
Roll Clip Control
External Link Ports
Serial Ports
Ethernet Serial Port Expanders
Yes (pre-installed)
No
AMP/RossTalk/GPI Output
1
1 (RJ45) on breakout panel
Comtrol® DeviceMaster® RTS Series
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Carbonite eXtreme
Automation and Editor Protocols
RossTalk/GVG100
GPI I/Os
34 on breakout panel
Tallies
34 on breakout panel
USB Ports
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1 (Frame)
Standard System
Whether your application is cost sensitive or space sensitive, or both, selecting the Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition
Live Production Switcher is not a complicated task.
Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Switcher
Cxx-224EX-16-001
Cxx-224EX-48-001
Cxx-224EX-96-001
Do you have a production environment where space is at premium? Compact, easy to use,
and powerful are all terms used to describe the Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live
Production Switcher .
When selecting the switcher you want, replace the xx with the size of control panel you
want. For example, C2M-224EX-48-001 is the option code for a Carbonite 2M control
panel (C2M) with a 2 MLE (2), 24 input (24), Carbonite eXtreme (EX) frame with 48 (48)
outputs.
Carbonite Control Panel
Cxx-PANEL
Select the Carbonite control panel that meets the needs of your production environment
and that utilizes the power of your Carbonite Multi-Definition Live Production Engine.
• C2-PANEL — Carbonite 2 control panel
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C2M-PANEL — Carbonite 2M control panel
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C2S-PANEL — Carbonite 2S control panel
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C2X-PANEL — Carbonite 2X control panel
Carbonite eXtreme Frame
CF-224EX-16
CF-224EX-48
CF-224EX-96
How may outputs do you need? Choose 16, 48, or 96 outputs for your base and add as
many additional inputs or outputs as you like - up to 144 of each.
All frames come with a standard 24 video inputs.
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System Options
Options are typically ordered when the switcher is purchased. However, you can order options if your needs change in the
future. Most of our options can be easily installed in the field. You can take comfort in knowing that you can purchase
options in the future and that installation at your site will be a smooth process.
XPression™ Live CG
XDS0-0001-CPS
Note: The XDS0-0001-CPS option must be purchased at the same time as your
switcher. Only one XDS0-0001-CPS option can be purchased per switcher. If you
require additional licences, use the XDS0-0001 option.
Seamlessly combine the creative power of the Ross Video XPression™ Designer software
with the ease of use of your Ross Switcher. Create stunning still graphics using XPression
Designer, and transfer them directly to an Animation-Store channel on the switcher using
the RossLinq interface. Up to two (2) channels with dedicated alpha can be controlled from
the XPression Software Client. This feature supports still images only.
The XPression Designer requires a computer with a Microsoft® Windows XP® or Windows
7® (32/64 But) operating system and an NVIDIA® graphics card.
Redundant Power
Cxx-PANEL-REDPSU-EXT The redundant power supply options provides protection against AC power failure. It
CF-NK-P3G
allows two external power supplies to receive power from independent power sources.
Complete failure of one source, or power supply, will not affect the operation of the switcher
in the slightest. If the main AC power fails, the switcher instantly draws power from the
remaining source. The transition from one power source to the other is totally transparent
and has no effect on the output of the switcher; a critical feature should one power source
fail during an on-air broadcast.
A redundant power supply can be ordered for the control
panel(Cxx-PANEL-REDPSU-EXT) or the frame(CF-FRAME-REDPSU-EXT).
When selecting the option you want, replace the xx with the size of your control panel. For
example, C2X-PANEL -REDPSU-EXT is the option code to add redundant power for
the Carbonite 2X control panel.
Analog I/O Pack for SD Signals
CPS-ANALOGIO1
Note: This option must be purchased at the same time as your switcher.
This option provides input and output support for analog video formats, such as RGB/YPbPr
or YC/CVBS. A single (1) Ross GearLite DAC-9013 SDI to Analog Composite/Component
Video Converter is provided for analog Program Out, and four (4) Ross GearLite ADC-9033
Analog Composite/ Component/YC to ADI Video Converter for analog Inputs.
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Video Inputs (8 Input Card)
CF-NK-I3G
CF-NK-I3G-RC
Note: The Video Inputs (16 Input Rear Connector) (CF-NK-I3G-RC) option is
required for every two Video Inputs (8 Input Card) (CF-NK-I3G) options.
This option adds a card that provides support for 8 additional video inputs.
Video Outputs (8 Output Card)
CF-NK-O3G
CF-NK-O3G-RC
Note: The Video Outputs (16 Output Rear Connector) (CF-NK-O3G-RC) option
is required for every two Video Outputs (8 Output Card) (CF-NK-O3G) options.
This option adds a card that provides support for 8 additional video outputs.
SideShot Custom Control Shot Box
CPS-SideShot
This option provides quick access to all 24 custom controls on each custom control bank
of the switcher.
Remote Panels
RCP-NK1
RCP-NKM
RCP-NKQ
Carbonite eXtreme supports all three of the NK-Series remote control panels. These highly
adaptable and yet simple and intuitive control panels can be configured to operate as an
X-Y, cut-bus or multi-cutbus panel for the router subsystem, or as a control panel to select
sources any bus or run custom controls for the switcher sub-system. Every control panel
in the system can be independently configured to meet the needs of the particular operator.
SMC-9901 Serial to MIDI Converter
The SMC-9901 Serial to MIDI Converter is used to allow control of an Audio Mixer from
a Ross Video switcher.
The SMC-9901 provides a single DB-9 connector for 38,400 baud serial RS-422
communication, one 5-pin DIN connector for MIDI in, and two 5-pin DIN connectors for
MIDI out. Power, Serial Tx and Rx, MIDI In and MIDI Out Status LEDs next to the ports
show activity status.
The SMC-9901 connect to the switcher via the serial port on the frame, or an external port
expander such as the Comtrol DeviceMaster.
SHC-9642 SDI to HDMI Converter
The SHC-9642 SDI to HDMI Converter is a high-quality signal conversion solution within
the family of GearLite compact, self-contained modular products. The SHC-9642 is the
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ideal solution for converting any SDI input signal (up to 3Gb/s) into an HDMI Type-A
output format. User-selectable audio decoding is available with unbalanced, stereo analog
audio outputs. Up to 16 channels of embedded audio are selectable, in stereo pairs, for
de-embedding and decoding.
Onsite Operational Training
CARBONITE-OTR-1DAY
Although Ross Video switchers are designed to be as easy as possible to install and operate,
training is highly recommended to ensure that the process of taking your Ross Video
switcher to air is a smooth one.
Training is provided on the customer's equipment at their site. Expenses are extra, and
billed at the completion of the visit. Ross Video cannot guarantee the availability of a local
Trainer, as such, travel costs to all locations will be invoiced at cost. Two (2) days, or more,
of training is recommended for multiple MLE systems. Four (4) weeks advanced scheduling
notice is required. Additional days of training can be added with the
CARBONITE-OTR-1DAY option. Please quote one additional option for each additional
day of training required.
Customers cancellation or rescheduling of on-site services without seven (7) calendar days
advanced notice will incur full invoice.
Online Operational Training
CARBONITE-OPS-1DAY
Sometimes you don't need the hands-on attention that having a trainer come to your facility
provides. In these situations Ross Video provides comprehensive, web-based, online
training.
Two (2) days, or more, of training is recommended for multiple MLE systems. Four (4)
weeks advanced scheduling notice is required. Additional days of training can be added
with the CARBONITE-OPS-1DAY option. Please quote one additional option for each
additional day of training required.
Customers cancellation or rescheduling of on-site services without seven (7) calendar days
advanced notice will incur full invoice.
Onsite Technical Training
CARBONITE-OTT-1DAY
On-site technical training introduces the user to some of the technical aspects of switcher
operation and maintenance. This includes, but is not limited to; Basic operation, Switcher
installation and configurations, Peripheral interfaces, Video signal flow, System timing
requirements, Circuit block diagrams, Circuit board overviews, Jumpers and indicators,
Troubleshooting tips, Software upgrading, and Routine maintenance.
Training is provided on the customer's equipment at their site. Expenses are extra, and
billed at the completion of the visit. Ross Video cannot guarantee the availability of a local
Trainer, as such, travel costs to all locations will be invoiced at cost. Two (2) days, or more,
of training is recommended for multiple MLE systems. Four (4) weeks advanced scheduling
notice is required. Additional days of training can be added with the
CARBONITE-OTT-1DAY option. Please quote one additional option for each additional
day of training required.
18 • System Options — Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3)
Onsite Commissioning
CARBONITE-COM-1DAY
On-site Commissioning is a great way to ensure that your switcher is properly installed
into your facility and tuned to maximum performance.
Once the customer has installed and cabled the equipment, a Ross Commissioning expert
will come on site to get the switcher configured, verify that all peripheral interfaces are
operating properly, provide a basic technical orientation, and help you get on the air.
Training is provided on the customer's equipment at their site. Expenses are extra, and
billed at the completion of the visit. Ross Video cannot guarantee the availability of a local
Trainer, as such, travel costs to all locations will be invoiced at cost. Two (2) days, or more,
of training is recommended for multiple MLE systems. Four (4) weeks advanced scheduling
notice is required. Additional days of training can be added with the
CARBONITE-COM-1DAY option. Please quote one additional option for each additional
day of training required.
Customers cancellation or rescheduling of on-site services without seven (7) calendar days
advanced notice will incur full invoice.
Please note that commissioning does not replace operator or technical training. Contact
your Ross representative to discuss which types of assistance are best suited to your needs.
Extended Warranty
This extends the standard one-year warranty on your control panel by one year. Additional
years can be purchased if required.
• C2-999 — Carbonite 2 control panel
•
C2M-999 — Carbonite 2M control panel
•
C2S-999 — Carbonite 2S control panel
•
C2X-999 — Carbonite 2X control panel
Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3) — System Options • 19
Specifications
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
Physical Characteristics - Carbonite Control Panel Size (not Desk Cutout)
This section shows the physical size of the control panel, and not the desk cutout size.
Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite Carbonite
10
1-A
1M
2
2M
2S
2X
Control Panel Size
Width
15.85"
24.71"
29.77"
24.71"
29.77"
33.74"
39.48"
(40.26 cm) (62.76 cm) (75.62 cm) (62.76 cm) (75.62 cm) (85.71 cm) (100.28 cm)
Depth
10.77"
12.48"
12.48"
18.24"
18.23"
18.25"
18.25"
(27.33 cm) (31.70 cm) (31.70 cm) (46.33 cm) (46.30 cm) (46.36 cm) (46.36 cm)
Height
3.90"
4.39"
4.39"
5.45"
5.45"
5.45"
5.45"
(9.91 cm) (11.15 cm) (11.15 cm) (13.84 cm) (13.84 cm) (13.84 cm) (13.84 cm)
Connector Types
External Link Ports
AC Power
RJ-45
External DC Power Brick
Physical Characteristics - Carbonite eXtreme Frame
Carbonite
Carbonite eXtreme Frame
Width
18.93" (48.08 cm)
Height
17.50" (44.45 cm)
Depth
12.60" (32.00 cm)
Weight (installed)
64.7 lbs (29.35 kg)
Connector Types
Video I/O
BNC-Type
Serial Port
RJ-45, breakout panel
USB Port
A-Type
Tally Port
WECO, 3-pin, breakout panel
GPI I/O Port
WECO, 3-pin, breakout panel
20 • Specifications — Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3)
Carbonite
Ethernet Port
RJ-45
Power Rating — Tallies
All Switchers
Input Voltage
24VAC (rms) / 40VDC
Maximum Current
120mA
Impedance
< 15 ohms
Power Consumption — Control Panel
Carbonite
10
Carbonite
1-A
Carbonite Carbonite 2 Carbonite
1M
2M
Carbonite
2S
Carbonite
2X
24W 2.0A
12V
30W 2.5A
12V
30W 2.5A
12V
54W 4.5A
12V
66W 5.5A
12V
Consumption
Input Voltage
42W 3.5A
12V
50W 4.2A
12V
100 - 120V~
220 - 240V~
47-63Hz
1.6A
Power Consumption — Frame
Carbonite eXtreme
Consumption
Input Voltage
500W 34A 14.6V
100 - 120V~
220 - 240V~
47-63Hz
1.6A
Environmental Characteristics
All Switchers
Ambient Temperature Range
Frame Cooling
Control Panel Cooling
0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Active, Front-to-Back airflow
Power Supply
Video Characteristics
All Switchers
Supported Video Formats
Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3) — Specifications • 21
All Switchers
480i/59.94 (SD 525)
SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 259M
576i/50 (SD 625)
ITU-R BT.601-5, SMPTE 259M
720p/59.94
SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 292M
720p/50
SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 292M
1080i/50, 1080i/59.94
SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 292M
1080pSF/23.98, 1080pSF/29.97, 1080pSF/25
SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 292M
•
•
•
10 bit 4:2:2 component digital video and key processing.
4:3 and anamorphic 16:9 switchable aspect ratio where applicable.
Contract Ross Video for additional format compatibility.
Video Inputs
Number of Inputs
144 SDI (24 to Switcher Sub-System)
Equalization (using Belden 1694 cable)
> 100m @ 1.5Gb/s
> 300m @ 270Mb/s (5°-40°C)
Impedance
75 ohm, terminating
Video Inputs, SDI
SMPTE 259M/292M serial digital (non-looping)
•
•
Inputs can be used for either key or video.
The reference input is selectable, analog black for Standard Definition operation, and the recommended tri-level
sync for High Definition operation.
Video Outputs
Number of Outputs
144 SDI (10 from Switcher Sub-System)
Return Loss
> 16dB @ 1.5GHz
Rise and Fall Time
800ps +/- 10% (SD)
240ps +/- 10% (HD)
Signal Level
800mV +/- 10%
DC Offset
0V
Overshoot
< 8%
•
•
•
All video outputs are 10-bit SMPTE-259M-C (SD Mode) or 10-bit SMPTE-292M serial digital (HD Mode).
EDH is inserted into all outputs and can be disabled. Aux Bus outputs do not have EDH insertion, but do pass
previously inserted EDH. (SD Video Mode).
Line CRCs are inserted into all outputs and can be disabled. Aux Bus outputs do not have line CRCs inserted, but
do pass previously inserted line CRCs. (HD Video Mode).
Jitter
HD - Tri-Level Sync
Alignment (> 100KHz) < 0.2UI
Timing (<10Hz) < 1.0UI
22 • Specifications — Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3)
All Switchers
HD - Composite Reference
Performance not guaranteed with composite reference
SD - Tri-Level Sync
Alignment (> 1KHz) < 0.2UI
Timing (<10Hz) < 0.2UI
SD - Composite Reference
Alignment (> 1KHz) < 0.2UI
Timing (<10Hz) < 0.5UI
System Timing
•
•
All video inputs zero time relative to reference input, auto timing will correct for inputs out of time by up to +/- 0.25
line.
System delay is less than 1 line.
System Reference
Reference Format
Video Format
480i/59.94
480i/59.94, 480i 16:9/59.94, 720p/59.94, 1080i/59.94,
1080pSF/29.97
576i/50
576i/50, 576i 16:9/50, 720p/50, 1080i/50, 1080pSF/25
720p/50
720p/50
720p/59.94
720p/59.94
1080i/50
576i/50, 576i 16:9/50, 720p/50, 1080i/50, 1080pSF/25
1080i/59.94
480i/59.94, 480i 16:9/59.94, 720p/59.94, 1080i/59.94,
1080pSF/29.97
1080pSF/23.98
1080pSF/23.98
1080pSF/25
1080pSF/25
1080pSF/29.97
1080pSF/29.97
Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3) — Specifications • 23
Option Summary
Use the available options listed in the following tables for each control panel or frame.
Carbonite eXtreme Switchers
Option Code
Carbonite eXtreme Multi-Definition Live Production Switcher (Panel and Frame)
Carbonite 2, 16 Outputs
C2-224EX-16-001
Carbonite 2, 48 Outputs
C2-224EX-48-001
Carbonite 2, 96 Outputs
C2-224EX-96-001
Carbonite 2M, 16 Outputs
C2M-224EX-16-001
Carbonite 2M, 48 Outputs
C2M-224EX-48-001
Carbonite 2M, 96 Outputs
C2M-224EX-96-001
Carbonite 2S, 16 Outputs
C2S-224EX-16-001
Carbonite 2S, 48 Outputs
C2S-224EX-48-001
Carbonite 2S, 96 Outputs
C2S-224EX-96-001
Carbonite 2X, 16 Outputs
C2X-224EX-16-001
Carbonite 2X, 48 Outputs
C2X-224EX-48-001
Carbonite 2X, 96 Outputs
C2X-224EX-96-001
Frame Options
Carbonite eXtreme 16-Output Frame
CF-224EX-16
Carbonite eXtreme 48-Output Frame
CF-224EX-48
Carbonite eXtreme 96-Output Frame
CF-224EX-96
Carbonite eXtreme Upgrade to NK-3G144-X Router
CF-EX-1STSWR-UPG
Carbonite eXtreme Second Switcher Upgrade
CF-EX-2NDSWR-UPG
Redundant Power, Frame
CF-NK-P3G
Switcher Options
NK1 Remote Panel
RCP-NK1
NKM Remote Panel
RCP-NKM
NKQ Remote Panel
RCP-NKQ
Training Options
Onsite Operational Training
CARBONITE-OTR-1DAY
Online Operational Training
CARBONITE-OPS-1DAY
Onsite Technical Training
CARBONITE-OTT-1DAY
Onsite Commissioning
CARBONITE-COM-1DAY
24 • Option Summary — Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3)
Control Panel Options
Carbonite Control Panel Only
Redundant Power, Panel
InDesk Mounting Kit
Extended Warranty, Panel
Carbonite 10
control panel
Carbonite 1-A
control panel
Carbonite 1M
control panel
Carbonite 2
control panel
Carbonite 2M
control panel
Carbonite 2S
control panel
Carbonite 2X
control panel
C10-PANEL
C1-A-PANEL
C1M-PANEL
C2-PANEL
C2M-PANEL
C2S-PANEL
C2X-PANEL
C10-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C1-A-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C1M-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C2-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C2M-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C2S-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C2X-PANEL
-REDPSU-EXT
C1-A-999
C1M-999
C2-999
C2M-999
C2S-999
C2X-999
CPS-INDESK
C10-999
Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3) — Option Summary • 25
Hardware Dimensions
Carbonite 10
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
Carbonite 1-A
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
Carbonite 1M
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
Carbonite 2
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
26 • Hardware Dimensions — Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3)
Carbonite 2M
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
Carbonite 2S
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
Carbonite 2X
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3) — Hardware Dimensions • 27
Frame
Dimensions are in inches with metric dimensions in brackets [mm].
1
2
VID REF
T-BUS
ALARM
1
PANEL
BREAKOUT
2
28 • Hardware Dimensions — Carbonite eXtreme Configuration Guide (v7.3)
Request for Quotation
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Customer Information
Company
____________________________________________________
Contact Name
____________________________________________________
E-mail
____________________________________________________
Telephone(s)
____________________________________________________
Address
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Item #
Option Number
Option Name
Ross Video Incorporated, P.O. Box 880, Ogdensburg, New York, USA 13669 0880
Ross Video Limited, P.O. Box 220, 8 John St., Iroquois, ON., Canada, K0E 1K0
Quantity
Video Production Technology
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