The Sony MCX-500 is awesome.
Multi-Camera Live Producer
The Sony MCX-500 is a uniquely user-friendly and flexible production switcher that makes it simple for a single operator or small team to produce a broadcast quality live event. Multiple video inputs include professional 3G-SDI, HDMI, Composite Video plus dedicated DSK mean you can mix and match kit as needed for each production.
Meet any challenge
Today’s event might be simply mixing together multiple video inputs to support a presenter’s on-stage presentation. Tomorrow’s event might be creating a program for distribution across multiple screens in a vast conference hall. Next week’s event might be live streaming, either via PC or Mac or directly from the MCX-500 itself using Ustream® with a router*. Whatever the event, it’s simple to give your customer an immediate recording of the event, thanks to a built-in SD Card slot – no external recorder needed or time lost assembling a post-event cut.
Go solo or team work made easy
The MCX-500 makes it easy for a single operator to run a professional live event. Multi-view monitoring puts all your sources on a single display. To keep your eyes on the action, all the main functions are accessible via physical controls that are easy to operate without looking away from the action for a second. More advanced features can be tuned to your exact workflow requirements and mapped to an LCD touchscreen control with customizable ICON buttons. You can even remote-operate or extend the control functions of the MCX-500 via PC, Mac or Tablet over Ethernet or WiFi*.
*External WiFi router required.
See all your sources simultaneously on one display. The switcher’s multi-view output makes it easy for you to see all your sources and outputs on a single screen. Monitoring on the multi-view is always four inputs.
Advanced titles and effects
The MCX-500 allows you easily to create advanced video effects such as Chroma key, transitions and PinP (Picture in Picture).
Cut, Mix and Wipe effects allow you to select the pattern, timing and more of each transition. The switcher lets you set up your transitions beforehand or do it manually on the fly. You can also easily add effects and titles with a one-button operation both before or after a transition.
Superimpose a presenter over a background video or static image with pin-sharp accuracy using chroma key technology developed for Sony’s MVS Series broadcast switchers.
PiP (Picture in Picture)
To insert a second picture into your main footage, simply choose its size and position, then push live.
Insert and overlay titles
Down-stream key (DSK) function will automatically erase the white background and overlay the title for you. A dedicated RGB (DSK) computer input allows you instant access to titles stored on an external computer to overlay onto your video, freeing up your other eight inputs for camera.
Your logo data can be uploaded from an SD card and using the logo function you can overlay the graphic on the screen.