XPression Primary Capabilities
User friendly design enables creativity and efficiency for your operators and designers.
Purpose-built, tightly integrated, toolsets empower users to bring content to air quickly with the fewest number of steps and the fewest number of touches by contributors
Shorter than average learning curves, familiar UI experiences, and integrated workflows mean less training time, and fewer outside services requirements, which in turn results in an overall lower total cost of ownership
Automation of transitions and updates to on-air graphics without any scripting opens up creativity even for complex graphics tasks
Integration of the latest advances in IT technologies and file-based workflows provides the performance required for any of your graphics production environments.
Multiple editions of graphics systems are available depending on who uses them, or the requirements of the production, with the availability of headless graphics engines to full virtual set functionality in hardware/software or software-only configurations
Graphics and clip presentation with instant recalls, predictable latency, frame-accurate switching, and back-to-back transitions all controlled through intuitive user interfaces, plus automation control via multiple protocols
Simultaneous baseband video ingest on multiple channels, and the freedom to use any codec for origination and archival with seamless transcoding to a highly-efficient codec provides consistent performance and delivery of content
Flexible architecture and implementation delivers a graphics platform that offers you hardware independence and the best in software development.
A strong and accelerating development curve quickly brings new features and functionality as production requirements evolve
Hardware independence is a key factor that helps to protect system investment while benefitting from the latest in hardware advances
A scalable approach enables new capabilities such as 3D and 4K without disrupting usability or workflows
XPression graphics systems and virtual renderers are packaged for various use cases and include: XPression Studio, XPression Studio 4K, XPression Prime, XPression GO!, XPression Designer, XPression Developer, XPression BlueBox, and XPression BlueBox 4K. The Studio and BlueBox editions may also be used as rendering engines for virtual sets and augmented reality.
XPression workflow tools provide the necessary connectivity for local and enterprise-level systems. They handle graphics creation, content editing, media management, publishing, control, data handling, automation, and more.
XPression Clips is a high performance media production server built on the XPression graphics platform. The system is also upgradeable to full CG functionality for hybrid graphics/clip server functionality.
XPression is seamlessly integrated with other Ross Video products including: Streamline production media asset management, Acuity and Carbonite production switchers, OverDrive automated production control, CamBot and Furio robotics, openGear signal processing, DashBoard Control and Monitoring, and Inception media workflow applications. In addition, XPression interfaces with a wide range of third party automation, editorial, and live data applications already installed in facilities and venues around the world.
Sistem grafica Ross XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System
Top Reasons to Buy
XPression Graphics Engines and Virtual Renderers
XPression real-time graphics systems check all of the boxes with a host of features and functionality that satisfy the most demanding users.
Modern systems without large amounts of legacy code
Easy and approachable user interface
Instant recalls with intelligent caching
Hardware-independent to leverage the latest technology for 4K and beyond
Operational flexibility with manual and/or automated control
Affordable and powerful portable systems
Transition logic for intelligent transitions based on conditions, and on-air updates to individual fields
Visual Logic for drag and drop scene automation
Support for Ross UX and multiple camera tracking systems for flawless virtual sets and augmented reality
XPression graphics systems are easy-to-use, yet powerful systems that offer shorter than average learning curves, need less training time, and require fewer outside services, which results in an overall lower total cost of ownership.
XPression Workflow Tools
Complete end-to-end MOS and NLE news graphics workflows for individual broadcasters or enterprise operations leave no gaps in the production process.
MOS and NLE plug-ins with access to on-air templates
Reliable graphics sharing and media moving with the XPression Project Server
openMAM™ connectivity to local asset managers or Ross Streamline
Remote Sequencer for single-point control of multiple channels or systems
Re-skinning of MOS graphics to achieve alternate looks for different shows without manipulation of the original content
By eliminating the need to acquire and integrate a large number of third party components, producing and delivering news graphics is faster, less costly, and more consistent in quality.
XPression Clip Servers and Transcoding
Production server hardware and transcoding software provides a complete clip workflow tightly integrated with graphics production and delivery.
Transparent clip transcoding to a highly-efficient codec that provides a consistent clip format for guaranteed performance
Pre-roll elimination with lightning-fast recalls and back-to-back transitions
An intuitive user interface, plus automation control via multiple protocols
Drag and drop background transcoding and multi-point publishing of content
Multi-channel baseband and file-based ingest
Multi-clip layered playout on a single output
Clip browser and database with metadata
Clip preview and trimming
NAS or SAN attached storage available
Option to add full CG functionality as an upgrade
Without the need to acquire and integrate a third party server or transcoder, delivering clips and graphics together is easier, less costly, and more consistent in quality.
XPression Software Applications
Dynamic map creation with flight paths in the art department or newsroom
Client-server configuration where reporters and producers can make their own maps from pre-defined templates to provide consistent brand identity
Microsoft© Bing Maps™ and NASA’s Blue Marble space images with an integrated search function
Super high-resolution, down to 0.3 meters per pixel, showing roads and buildings from street level
Dynamic looks with smooth flights from one location to another along with text and object animations
Drawing on video and interactive navigation of graphical content, videos, and animations.
Touchscreen workflow without requiring programming knowledge and has a built-in menu hierarchy like DVD authoring
Talent can interact with content through the use of any touchscreen-enabled monitor.
Available as efficient dual-mode software for creation and playout of interactive presentations
Drawing tool for sports analysis and other types of on-screen presentations
Commentators draw directly on the video output
Robust toolset, including lines, curves, arrows, and animated icons
Replay server control
X-keys and keyboard shortcuts
High quality presentation tools create more sophisticated looks that hold viewer interest and add to viewer engagement.
Social media playout control of moderated feeds and on-air graphics with multiple provider support
Designed for high-pressure live production environments
Use multiple feeds simultaneously
Drag and drop, reorder, float messages with on-screen previews of messages in templates
Select specific messages to put on-air
Animate, crawl, or tick graphics
Creation of custom playlists from moderated or un-moderated feeds
Export playlists to text file for review prior to manual or automatic playback
The ability to control when social media graphics go on and off-screen, prevents anything going to air that was unplanned.
Collaborative channel branding applications with a browser-based workflow, central server architecture, and multi-channel capabilities provide data-rich and scheduled branding
Browser-based applications permits multiple individuals to contribute to branding workflows
Central server architecture with user rights management audit trail ensures the right data gets to air
Highly scalable from a single channel to a virtually unlimited number of channels
Eliminates complicated automation protocols and leverages traffic system connectivity
Server for tickers and info channels takes the complexity out of data-rich graphics, and combines live data sources with
manually entered content
Unlimited advance scheduling, including setting recurring events
Ability to schedule promos on other channels for cross-channel promotion
Support for numerous types of data such as news headlines, weather, sports, stocks, traffic, school closings, alerts,
elections, community events, and more
Built-in as-run logging
Works for news with MOS interactivity
Having well integrated branding tools are an excellent way to generate new revenue via sponsored graphics and branding.