Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo13 Compact Live Production Switcher

Inputs (12x 3G HD-SDI 1x HDMI) - Outputs (5x 3G HD-SDI 1x HDMI) - 1 ME with 4 full function keyers

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  • Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo13
  • ALL-IN-ONE PRODUCTION SWITCHER - Combined Electronics & Control Panel
  • 1-year Limited Warranty


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The perfect fit for a small production solution

The Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo13 Compact Live Production Switcher is a perfect fit for smaller productions where quality and operational performance are essential. The Solo13 is a variation of the Carbonite Black Solo, differentiated by the I/O configuration. The Solo13 has 12 X 3G HD-SDI and 1 X HDMI inputs with 5 X 3G HD-SDI and 1 X HDMI outputs, compared to the Solo's 6x 3G HD-SDI and 3x HDMI ins with the same outs. The Solo13 live production video switcher is an integrated panel and frame containing a single panel row with 9 source and custom control buttons, 4 key transition buttons, 4 key type buttons, and 4 aux bank buttons.

The compact live video switcher is remarkably affordable and designed to offer the features, performance, reliability, and high-quality design of the best-selling Carbonite Series Production Switchers. This video switcher is packed full of the features that deliver incredible video production horsepower to equip a production studio, flight pack, or as a back-up switcher. The powerful, single ME in Carbonite Solo13, includes four keyers, a transition keyer (for DVE and Media Wipes), and one high-quality Ultrachrome chroma keyer. Solo13 also comes equipped with two MiniMEs - perfect for use in event production or for secondary outputs. Each MiniME has two keyers of its own - providing this live production video switcher with an amazing nine keyers in total.


  • MIX EFFECT BUSES (ME) - 1 ME with 4 full-function keyers plus transition keyer
  • MINIME EFFECT BUSES - 2 MiniMEs with two keyers each
  • CHROMA KEY - 1 UltraChrome chroma keyer
  • DVES - 2 (2D) floating DVES can be utilized in any keyer in the system
  • STILLS & ANIMATIONS - 4 Channels of MediaStore with a total storage capacity of 8GB. Each channel can render stills/animations or two channels can be paired together for animations with alpha. Supports animations with audio or audio-only playback. Each channel can be converted for use as a frame synchronizer.
  • GRAPHICS SOFTWARE - Included XPression LiveCG software creates still graphics from network connected-PC workstation and renders directly into MediaStores via Ethernet
  • Stills: .BMP
  • Stills & Animations: .JPG, .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha & 48K WAV audio files)
  • PATTERN GENERATORS - 2 Pattern Generators
  • EFFECTS & TRANSITIONS - Support for standard transitions along with Animated MediaWipes with audio and overlay effects on main ME. Dissolve transitions are available to MiniMEs.
  • MEMORIES - 100 Memories per ME and MiniME per Show File. Multiple show files can be stored on the USB drive. Effects Memory functionality allows for animated memory recalls, while MemoryAI ensures memory recalls will not affect what is currently on-air.
  • CUSTOM CONTROL MACROS - 72 Custom Control Macros are available for use directly from the control panel, while up to 256 Custom Controls can be created in DashBoard
  • INTERNAL FRAME SYNCHRONIZERS & FORMAT CONVERTERS - 6 freely-assignable Frame Syncs & Format Converters. If the switcher is operating in 1080p 59.94, you can only use a maximum of 7 frame synchronizers to sync 1080p 59.94 video inputs. This can be up to 3 FSFCs and 4 MSFSs or 6 FSFCs and 1 MSFS. Format conversion is not restricted.
  • MONITORING - 1 MultiViewer with tally, source names, and clock. Configurable with up to 10 windows.
  • CONTROL INTERFACES - Control from any Carbonite Panel - up to 3 physical panels! DashBoard VirtualPanel and additional DashBoard Custom Panels.
  • DEVICE CONTROL - Includes device control for Servers, XPression Graphics, Robotics, Audio Mixers, PBus, GPO, Trackless Virtual Sets and PTZ Cameras
  • GPI/O - 24 GPI/O Connections
  • AES DIGITAL AUDIO - 1 AES Digital Audio Output
  • TIME CODE INPUT - Via Optional Gear Lite LTC to RS422 Converter (TSC-9902)
  • ETHERNET PORTS - 1 Ethernet Port
  • REFERENCE INPUT - Black or Tri-Level
  • EDIT DECISION LISTS - LiveEDL can capture EDL data in a file that you load into your non-linear editing (NLE) suites
  • SYSTEM PHYSICAL - 1RU Rack Frame, with support for redundant power supplies.

Specifications for the Ross Video Carbonite Black Solo13

{ "Control Panels" : { "Physical Features" : " ", "Direct Access Crosspoint Buttons" : "9", "Number of ME Rows" : "1", "Global Menu System / Memory Control with Mnemonic LCD Buttons" : "yes", "True Next Transition Architecture" : "yes", "Individual Keyer Transition Controls" : "yes", "Custom Control Macros" : "36" }, "Features & Interfaces" : { "Number of Keys per ME" : "5 (4 + 1 Transition Key)", "Number of Keys per MiniME" : "2 per MiniME", "Total Keyers" : "9", "UltraChrome Keyer" : "1", "Number of Media-Stores™ (Capacity 8GB)" : "4", "Supported Media File Types" : { "Stills" : ".BMP", "Stills & Animations" : ".JPG .JPEG (no Alpha), TGA & PNG (with Alpha) & 48k WAV audio files" }, "Browser-based Graphics Management" : "yes", "Pattern Generators" : "2", "Effects Memory with MemoryAI™" : "300 (100 for ME and each MiniME)", "Custom Control Marcos" : "36 (Control Panel) 256 (Dashboard)", "Animated MediaWipes™" : "yes", "Direct Media Store Render Via Ethernet" : "yes", "LiveEDL™ (Requires external TC — Serial converter)" : "yes" }, "Interfaces" : { "DashBoard Softpanel" : "yes", "DashBoard LiveAssist" : "yes", "ViewControl — Visual Production Control" : "yes", "Robotic Camera Control" : "yes", "Video Server Control (AMP)" : "yes", "Audio Mixer Control (Yamaha)" : "yes" }, "Frames (All-in-One and 1RU Frame)" : { "Multi-Definition Inputs" : "13 (12 x SDI, 1 x HDMI)", "Multi-Definition Outputs" : "6 (5 x SDI, 1 x HDMI)", "Number of MEs" : "1", "Number of MiniMEs" : "2", "Number of Multiviewers™ with Tally and Source Names" : "1 (Up to 10 windows)", "Internal Format Converters / Frame Synchronizer" : "6", "Number of Floating DVE’s" : "2", "Number of GPI/O" : "24", "Number of Tallies" : "24", "AES Digital Audio Output" : "1", "Removable Storage Media" : "USB", "Time Code Input" : "Via External Gear Lite Converter (LTC)", "Ethernet Ports" : "1", "Reference Input" : "Black or Tri-Level", "Editor Port" : "1 (RS-422)", "geSignal Processing Standards" : " ", "Standard Definition" : "480i/59.94, 576i/50", "High Definition" : [ "720P & 1080i 50/59.94", "1080PsF, 23.98/25", "1080P 29.97" ], "3G 1080P" : "1080P 50/59.94" } }

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