Responding to considerable customer interest, Rascular, using Ross’ flexible openGear protocol, can now provide user-defined panel control of Ross’ widely deployed MC1 family. This is a significant addition to Helm’s already extensive third-party technology control capabilities. Helm can access not only a wide range of on-air control functionality – keyers, squeezeback transitions, logos, voiceovers and so on – but also configuration and monitoring information. Users can easily design their own panels, using simple dropdown menus, containing only the functionality they require.
MC1 control panels are built using property links so no scripting is required making panel setup easy to achieve, with additional MC1 functionality able to be added as and when required. On-air control changes on a Helm panel are, of course, reflected in real time on the Ross MC1 DashBoard and vice versa. The MC1 family of Master Control Switchers supports workflows from SD to UHD 4K, and scales from standalone branding to multi-channel master control installations.