The XPression team at Ross Video announce that XPression Version 8.5 – the most advanced real-time motion graphics engine software Ross Video has ever released, will be shown at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. An evolution in XPression, Version 8.5 continues to deliver a product which is used in workflows from simple character generator tasks all the way up to complex virtual environments to a whole new set of customers.
New features of XPression version 8.5 include a global search engine within the active XPression project, NLE plug-in support for Adobe Premiere Pro for Windows, an HTML5 version of the XPression MOS plug-in, enhancements to XPression’s revolutionary DataLinq™ tools; including new additional data source types, ADODB Source file browsing, DataLinq source sorting, and new filtering tools for Dashboard DataLinq sources. Ross Video will also be demoing XPression render engines in a 64-bit edition, which extends XPression’s unrivaled cache management, allowing for even larger XPression projects. As part of the 64-bit edition of XPression, users will also find support for importing Cinema4D models and scenes.
“We’ve been working hard to provide enhancements to XPression which really address the needs of our customers”, explained Patrick Twomey, Director of Marketing Product Management for XPression. “Partnering with our existing customers to deliver new ways to successfully engage their audiences is its own reward.”
This year at IBC, Ross Video is also extending the capability of Tessera, XPression’s multi-engine synchronization option. Expanding on the existing toolset of Tessera to populate large monitor arrays, Ross Video has developed the MOS tools to create and schedule in-studio multi-monitor content creation using templated workflows. This transferred the task of monitor fill from the technical team to the content creation level of the newsroom users.
“Newscasts have trended towards presenters beginning their story-telling process to the viewer in the studio, in front of some type of multi-monitor array”, explains Twomey, “Ross Video recognized the importance of empowering the newsroom user to create their own visuals for the monitors, using the same drag-and-drop workflows they already know how to use.”
Ross Video will be on stand 11.C10 throughout IBC 2018.