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Sony's full-size Switchers satisfy your live and post-production needs by offering streamlined production workflow and future upgrade options.
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Selection of new control panels for convenient operability
The MVS-3000A switcher features a choice of three 2 M/E control panels, the ICP-3000, ICP-3016, and ICP-6520. These control
panels incorporate an attractive black design, OLED mnemonic displays for optimal visibility and, of course, the intuitive operability that Sony users love. The self-contained 4RU processor offers simple configuration, and is a logical choice for small production facilities that have limited installation space but refuse to compromise on quality. The black matte panel is designed for easy operation in a fixed configuration. Experienced operators will feel comfortable with the design since it's based on the proven CCP style. Additionally, OLED source name displays and RGB color source buttons are included for optimal visibility and greater operability.
The compact ICP-3016 control panel has 16 buttons for crosspoints while the full size ICP-6520 and ICP-3000 control panels have 24 button control panel. The ICP-6520 also features more dedicated buttons for functions such as M/E Re-Entry, M/E Row assign, XPT Hold, Macro Enable and Attach.
Format conversion option
This switcher has format conversion capability by adding an extra format converter board (MKS-6550). This option provides
up-conversion and down-conversion between HD (1080i and 720p) and SD (480i and 576i), and cross-conversion between 1080i and 720p for both inputs and outputs. With this capability, there is no need for external format conversion. A variety of signal formats can be handled within the switcher system, which minimizes overall system cost.
The format convertor also works in frame delay mode which provides synchronization and up to 8 frames delay for up to eight input signals. This feature is useful for remote non-locked sources or for applications involving virtual studios where a compensatory delay is required.
Built-in DME processor
The convenient built-in DME processor makes these switchers even easier to use. The processor offers the option of two
channels of internal digital multi-effects (DME) with installation of the optional MKS-6570 DME Board (sold separately).. This switcher supports brilliant non-linear effects as well as frequently used DME patterns. With
this capability, the following effects can be performed: Digital SPARKLE Effects*, 3D Linear Transformation, Video Modify, Freeze, Light/Trail, Input/Output Effect, Digital SKETCH, Metal,
* These non-linear effects are supported on a single channel.
Two 2.5D resizers per M/E bank
A powerful resizer function is provided that gives simple 2.5D DME effects for four keyers in the MVS-3000A. With adjustable parameters such as size, position, and aspect, as well as mosaic and defocus effects, this functionality is very useful for optimizing the on-screen composition. All these effects can be created without the use of an optional DME, bringing great advantages for both simple operation and minimized system cost.
Two channel multi-viewer system
The MVS-3000A provides multi-viewer outputs directly from the main processor chassis. This cuts down on the need for expensive external multi-viewers. Each multi-viewer output can be set in either 16, 10- or 4-way split operation, and signals are delegated to each separate pane accordingly. The multi-viewer also supports switcher name and border tally indicators.
Intelligent tally and powerful device control
Multiple on-air and recording tallies can easily be programmed on the switcher system, so that even complex tally requirements are accommodated.
The MVS-3000A switcher has integrated device control and does not require the use of an additional unit, simplifying system installation. Devices can be controlled on the same timeline as switcher events or as part of macro events. When integrating a Sony disk protocol or VDCP-controlled disk recorder into the production system, clip management is also possible, allowing different server clips to be recalled and played back as part of a switcher timeline or macro.
Choice of Affordable Touchscreen Menu Panel Options
The ICP-6511 is the proven MVS style Touchscreen GUI Menu. It comes equipped with dedicated buttons for quick Menu Page recall and dedicated Rotary Controls to make adjustments easier. The ELO-1529L 15" Intellitouch Monitor provides a low cost menu panel option. The ICP-6511 and ELO-1529L are both compatible with the ICP-3000 and 6500 series control panels.
The MVS-3000A is available in the following pre configurations:
MVS-3000A 2M/E Compact Switcher-Processor and the ICP3000 2 M/E 24 Button Control Panel
MVS-3000A 2M/E Compact Switcher-Processor and the ICP3016 2 M/E 16 Button Control Panel
MVS-3000A Options (Sold Separately)
ELO-1529L ELO 15" Intellitouch Monitor
ICP-6511 MVS Series Menu Panel
MKS-6550 Format Converter Board
MKS-6570 Digital Multieffect Board
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