Ross Video Opens Studios of the Future
Ross Video has announced the opening of three instances of the Ross Studio of the Future. The Ross Virtual Studio in Ottawa features a complete turn-key virtual studio with a small footprint (20 by 22 feet). The Ross Studio space represents emerging customer requirements for small studios with a big look to enable both lower cost, automated production environments as well as dramatically reduce the cost of studio space and operations.
Concurrently, Ross Video has opened a Ross Studio of the Future at the Ross EMEA HQ at Pinewood Studios in London and at Infinite Studios, a Ross business partner, near the Ross Asia HQ in Singapore.
“Our goal at Ross Video is to be the leader in Virtual Solutions for all live production,” says David Ross, CEO of Ross Video. “We believe that it is critical for Ross Video to be able to offer our customers locations to see how we can deliver everything required to meet future studio requirements.”
Ross Video is the only company in the broadcast industry that offers single-vendor turnkey virtual studio solutions. Ross Virtual Solutions includes design services, XPression motion graphics, UX virtual control software, CamBot and Furio robotics, Acuity and Carbonite series of of production switchers, openGear signal processing, Inception media workflow applications, OverDrive automated production control, as well as robust integration with best-of-breed third party products.
All the studios include augmented reality and virtual set implementations from the Ross Virtual Solutions Design team. The Ottawa studio features Ross Video products including Virtual Set and Augmented Reality Systems, UX virtual control software, Furio VR600 Robotic Dolly System, CamBot XY Pedestal System, XPression Real-Time 3D Graphics System, Carbonite production switcher, and openGear signal processing for video delay. Ross Video has also teamed with industry leaders to provide the best third party systems to offer complete solutions including Fujinon ZA & HA lenses, Ikegami HDL-45E HD cameras, ProCyc System 4QS freestanding cyclorama green screen with expanded corner, ETC SmartFade 1248 DMX lighting control panel, and KinoFlo Image 47, ParaBeam 410 & 210 DMX lighting fixtures.
The Studio of the Future in Ottawa will serve multiple purposes. It¹s primary role will be as a customer demonstration site for Ross Video products. It will also serve as a research and development / test studio for engineering, and as a corporate video production facility.
The Ross Video studio in London will serve primarily as a customer demonstration facility, and Infinite Studios in Singapore is a full production studio for multiple customers in the region as well as a Ross Video customer demonstration facility.
Ross Video will also be demonstrating the Ross Studio of the Future concept featuring Ross Virtual Solutions for news, weather, and sports broadcasting at NAB 2015.