Ross Video ( will launch its SoftMetal 4.0
software during IBC 2008 at Stand 9.D30. The upgrade will begin
shipping after IBC, and will be available at no charge to all current
SoftMetal customers.

Summary of new features in SoftMetal 4.0 software are: MXF native
record and payback support for HD and SD clips; QuickTime native SD
playout; closed captioning support; embedded audio support (16
channels per video input and output); and stereoscopic (3D) record
and playback.

SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for
live production and master control applications. SoftMetal control is
based on a client/server architecture with the client side
applications written in Java and able to run on a Mac, PC or Linux
computer, allowing control of the SoftMetal system from the users
desktop of choice.