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Ross Video Flaunts New Features in Latest Version of Xpression Graphics Platform

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross Video has announced the launch of XPression V10. This latest version of the Xpression real-time graphics platform, scheduled for release in July 2020, includes some significant additions.

Firstly, V10 includes a fully rewritten, multi-threaded video codec that supports UHD, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut. This new software (i.e. not hardware dependent) codec adds support for ten-bit video files and is backwards compatible with older XPression assets – no re-encoding is required.

Next, the XPression Remote Sequencer has been enhanced to enable customers to create new rundowns, create new Take items, modify existing MOS objects, manage rundowns (import/export/save them) and build rundowns ‘offline’ without activating them. This really empowers the Remote Sequencer user to build and make changes as needed.

In addition to V10, Ross has unveiled a new XPression Sequencer Gateway – a special edition of the XPression Gateway for non-MOS users – that removes the MOS NRCS and MOS/NLE Client connectivity, enabling customers to build rundowns and stories right in the Remote Sequencer. Ross is offering the new Gateway as a hardware/software bundle that includes the XPression Sequencer Gateway software, XPression Offline Render Engine software and the XPression Gateway hardware (this bundle does require XPression Project Server which is not included, but can be run as software on the XPression Gateway hardware).

Furthermore, Ross has launched XPression Elect-It! –  a complete elections solution that can drive tickers, full screens, and lower-third results. The web-based interface enables staff to collaborate on elections graphics and build rundowns no matter what their role or location, and wire licenses from Decision Desk HQ and Associated Press can be integrated into the solution (other data sources are also available). Several pre-configured graphics packages have been created by Rocket Surgery – Ross Video’s in-house creative and services division – and are available as a bundle with XPression Elect-It!

Finally, Ross is announcing a new XPression MOS HTML5 plugin that will integrate with XPression Clips, UX (Ross Video’s Virtual Solutions control interface) and XPression Maps. This ensures that the XPression MOS workflow is now fully cross-platform, helping those working from home to prepare news content with only a URL and VPN connection.

For more information on Ross Video, please contact Jared Schatz at jschatz@rossvideo.com.

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