updated 03:40 pm EST, Tue November 4, 2008
SoftMetal 4.0 shipping
Ross Video has released its SoftMetal 4.0 software, adding native MXF recording and playback support for HD and SD video clips, and QuickTime-native SD playout. It also adds closed-captioning support, embedded audio, and stereoscopic recording and playback. Version 4.0 additionally introduces capacity for 16 channels per video input/output. The upgrade is free for previous customers.
The software backs the SoftMetal line of multi-definition video servers, designed for live production and master control uses. It relies on a client-server architecture, with the client side written in Java for cross-platform compatibility. Buyers must contact the company for pricing on new systems.