XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics – ROSS Video

XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics - ROSS Video

The XPression line of real-time motion graphics systems, clip servers, workflow tools, and purpose-built software applications deliver complete solutions for your most demanding tasks. Whether you’re doing news, elections, sports, entertainment, branding, touchscreen, social media, virtual sets, or augmented reality, XPression keeps you miles ahead of your competition.

Handle Any Task

  • Leverage the latest advances in IT technologies for your productions with DirectX™ rendering, fast processors, and cutting-edge GPU technology.
  • Enjoy nearly instant recall times with predictable latency and frame-accurate video / graphic switching from intelligent caching and memory management for your graphics.
  • Take advantage of the highly-efficient XPression video codec with full support for alpha channel and 16 channels of audio that provides you a new standard for quality versus file size.
  • The flexibility of NAS and SAN configurations are supported for your high-volume graphics and video clips.
  • Effortlessly perform your most challenging 4K and multi-channel 1080p productions with no problem.

Enable the Creative

  • Designed with you in mind, XPression offers short learning curves that minimize your training costs and provides easy transitions from older systems.
  • Gain the benefits of familiar UI experiences and a more integrated workflow for your organization, rather than distributed architectures requiring separate programs for almost every step in the graphics production process.
  • Empower your operators and designers to achieve complex graphics functionality without a line of scripting, and reduce your need for outside services using Visual Logic scene automation.

Stay Ahead

  • Maximize your efficiency with a graphics platform that uses the very latest in software technology advances.
  • Enhance your productivity with a graphics engine that is fully hardware-independent to enable accurate offline rendering and easy platform upgrades for on-air systems.
  • Seamlessly incorporate 3D into any of your productions as the XPression engine operates entirely in 3D space, while presenting 2D graphics to users in a familiar way.
  • Continue to benefit from a strong and accelerating development curve that promises to bring you many new features and functionality in the coming years.

XPression solutions take advantage of a comprehensive and cohesive software suite, along with an open architecture for connectivity to the outside world. These powerful offerings are backed up with highly-ranked support and creative services.

There is virtually no graphics task that XPression solutions cannot handle for you. With multiple hardware platforms, software applications, and workflow tools, along with connectivity to many other products, XPression fits into almost any environment you can imagine.

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.