Ross XPression and CGLA Dance with the Stars


CGLA, Inc. provides graphic design and broadcast character generator rentals to television shows & networks throughout North America.  Their social media solution, CG Tweet, with Ross Video’s XPression Real-time Motion Graphics System brings Twitter and Facebook posts to air during some of America’s highest-rated primetime TV programs.

CGLA invested in two XPressions, with a third system on its way. By using CG Tweet with XPression, CGLA has provided the Tweets for Dancing with the Stars, E! Entertainment and Big Brother, as well as the Republican National Convention and other smaller shows.

“I use my social media solution, CG Tweet, with the XPression Graphics System to provide moderated Twitter and Facebook posts to the shows I work on,” said Chris Marsall, Owner/Executive Producer, CGLA. “I own and operate CGs on one-off type shows and annual once a year shows. I will build and assemble the elements, do the show and never use them again. Ross provides the flexibility to be able to quickly build things on the fly, as well as offer more Photoshop and After Effects tools than any other CG. Another bonus is it’s all in real-time with no rendering.”


“We’re very happy to be working with CGLA and Chris Marsall,” said Brian Olson, Marketing Product Manager for XPression, Ross Video. “Chris was an early adopter in the L.A. market and has gotten XPression involved with some high-profile customers and productions. CGLA’s CG Tweet application combined with XPression provides cost-effective social media connectivity that helps producers engage and retain viewers.”

CG Tweet is a social media integration solution for live television shows that utilize state of the art 3D graphics to output Twitter and Facebook feeds. CG Tweet organizes Tweets and sends them straight to air on a full page graphic, it grabs Tweets from the internet to on-air graphic within seconds, and it can take users photos from Twitter for inclusion with Tweet information.


About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in video production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane, CrossOver and Carbonite Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems; XPression Character Generators; NK Series Routing Systems and Ross Robotics. 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.