Ross Video has announced the release of XPression version 8.5, which includes a number of new features and enhancements to real-time motion graphics systems, clip servers, workflow tools and purpose-built software applications.
XPression’s cache management will now be part of 64-bit editions of XPression Studio, BlueBox and Prime allowing customers to create even larger XPression projects. In addition to the performance benefits offered by 64-bit applications (which can access greater resources on the host computer), XPression Studio 64-bit edition users will now find a Cinema4D import tool, allowing designers to bring scenes from Maxon’s Cinema4D application into XPression’s real-time motion graphics workflows.
Speaking about the new product offering, Patrick Twomey, Director of XPression Product Marketing, said: “The XPression team is always focused on improving the customer experience, and that can be in many different areas. XPression represents a powerful solution for all kinds of workflows, ranging from network-level sporting events to community access programming and everything in-between. This release has a little something for every kind of customer.”
XPression 8.5 includes user-centric new features such as a Global Search tool to find any assets in the current project with a simple text string, an HTML5 edition of the XPression MOS plug-in and the XPression Gateway’s new Connection Group Configuration, which enables the set-up of multiple configurations (ranging from multiple control rooms to setting up primary and backup XPression engine configurations). Also included in this new version is Adobe Premiere Pro CC2019 for Windows NLE Workflow support.
Version 8.5 also brings DataLinq enhancements including new sources for horse racing data, Improved support for international Unicode text input methods, and browse-to-file capability for ADODB sources.