The Skaarhoj XC8 Module Controller is a programmable control surface for use with broadcast video hardware, providing tactile control over essential functions. As this is a “Module” unit, DB-9 ports can be found on either side. The XC8 interfaces with modern replay solutions such as m:replay from Softron and the built-in engine in vMix.
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The right side of Skaarhoj XC8 Module Controller connects to a Master unit or other XC units in the chain, while the left side can connect to XC units to expand the control surface. A short DB-9 cable can be used to separate an XC unit chain for a second operator.
Using the SKAARHOJ-developed open-source UniSketch OS, the end-user can program the 10 RGB buttons, 10 15mm broadcast-console-quality buttons, rotary jog-shuttle wheel, and weighted T-bar on the XC8 to control a variety of devices, from switchers and recorders to PTZ cameras and slow-motion playback decks. A large OLED screen displays function information in real-time.
Skaarhoj XC8 Module Controller Features
- Jog-shuttle wheel
- Hall effect replay speed T-bar
- Monitor timecode and system info with crisp OLED display
- Copy/paste section for clip banks
- NKK broadcast style buttons
- Ethernet with PoE (IEEE802.3af)
- UniSketch OS
XC8 works with a great variety of device cores and is a popular choice for
- Softron MReplay