Ross has enabled customers to evolve their workflows and work in HDR on XPression as standard since version 8.7, launched in July 2018. In XPression Version 10, users can now load 48-bit and 64-bit PNG files as HDR materials, to produce real-time motion graphics content that integrates into HDR workflows and supports the most demanding, leading edge productions. “The introduction of non-MOS workflow XPression Sequencer Gateway extends the power of XPression Remote Sequencer,” notes Patrick Twomey, Director of Product Management for XPression. “Workflows featuring a single operator controlling multiple engines of XPression can now be applied to more traditional program formats such as talk shows, live sports, entertainment and current affairs programming that may not use a MOS Newsroom for rundown creation.”
XPression is an important part of the Ross ecosystem of live production solutions, and so additions to the XPression API allow for greater integration of XPression with custom development, user interfaces and automation control. Equally exciting is the tighter integration to Ross DashBoard, the open interface control platform. XPression customers have been able to use DashBoard for quite some time, but until now the DashBoard API has been a chargeable option. Starting with XPression Version 10, the Dashboard API is now included as part of XPression Studio. The Dashboard API allows for a simpler view of the XPression Sequencer for less experienced operators.