Ross Video ( is now shipping SoftMetal 4.0
software, launched at IBC 2008. Version 4.0 is currently shipping at
no charge to all current SoftMetal customers. SoftMetal is a line of
multi-definition video servers designed for live production and
master control applications.

SoftMetal 4.0 offers MXF native record and playback support for HD
and SD clips. Other features include: QuickTime native SD playout;
Close Captioning support; embedded audio support; 16 channels per
video input and output; and stereoscopic (3D) record and playback.

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 Soft Metal system from the
users desktop of choice.