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Ross Video Introduces a Complete Video Production Solution

Ross Video is exhibiting at IBC 2010 at Stand 10.A31

Ross Video presents CrossOver Studio - a complete and uncompromising production system that includes Video Switcher, Graphics System and Media Server.

“PC based ‘all in one’ production systems have become quite popular these days, but often they lack the robustness and ease of use of dedicated products,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “Crossover Studio will provide users with tightly integrated operations and ease of use, while avoiding operational bottlenecks that limit creativity. We also offer the added benefit of future expansion possibilities.”

Crossover Studio is the perfect solution for Houses of Worship, Corporate and Educational producers wanting to migrate to HD production. Simply add cameras and an LCD screen and your system is complete. Producers will be able to create the same broadcast quality results they expect from larger and more complex systems, quickly and inexpensively.

The system combines the CrossOver 16, 1 MLE Production Switcher, the SoftMetal 3000 Series Video Server with 1 Channel of Record and 2 Channels of Playout, and the XPression Live CG software allowing users to create compelling 3D graphics and beautiful key content.

CrossOver Studio is currently available in Multi-Definition (MD) and Standard Definition (SD) versions. SD versions have a lower purchase cost and can be upgraded to MD at anytime. Lifetime software support and switcher updates are included as standard, as is the industry’s best customer service.


About The CrossOver Series

CrossOver is Ross’ line of single MLE production switchers designed for compact studios, outside broadcast vehicles, edit suites and flight packs. Compact, rugged, and powerful, the CrossOver Series includes the CrossOver 6, 12, and 16. Highlights of all switchers include an internal multiviewer, full look-ahead preview, exclusive MemoryAITM recalls, up/down conversion, 4 channel media store, UltraChrome Chroma keying, internal reference generators, 2D DVEs, all in a standalone 2RU chassis. The CrossOver 16 adds Macros, mnemonic displays, and more.

About XPression

XPression is a high end 3D Character Generator that can handle the most demanding applications. XPression offers real time layering and animation of 3D models, 2D and 3D text, rendered animations, live video and web content. Designed for the graphic designer, programmer, and on air operator, XPression advances the look of productions, making it easy to create, manage, and get to air. As a data-driven system, XPression is able to integrate real time data into 3D graphics and animations with live connections to spreadsheets, databases, RSS feeds, newsroom editorial systems and other live data sources


About SoftMetal

SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for both production and master control applications. They are available in 36 different configurations -18 standard definition models and 18 multi-definition models.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems and XPression Character Generators. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship. News and information are available at


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